Lilik is a medical research scientist, now retired and living with her husband in coastal Oregon. She has over 25 years of experience in academic and public health research, including universities and non-profit institutes. In her first career, in Los Angeles, Lilik worked in the areas of immunology and physiology of the human central nervous system tumors, and autoimmune diseases. She later moved to Seattle, to study nutrition, which led to the second phase of her career in nutrition and biomarkers studies of healthy eating and their relationships to various cancers and heart disease.
Lilik enjoys reading, cooking and developing recipes, gardening, hiking, volunteering, and spending time with friends. She still follows the current research and literature in nutrition and health and also continues to have informal scientific discussions with her former colleagues