Lillian Anne Abreu is currently the Research Associate and Senior Program Officer at the Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication at Florida International University (FIU).
Abreu received her doctoral degree in social welfare at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work at FIU. Her research agenda focuses on social and economic mobility and Hispanic women living in the United States. Abreu also received a Master’s in science in Fundraising Management and Nonprofit Administration from Columbia University, a Master’s in Science in Social Work from Loyola University, and a Bachelor’s in Science in Social Work from Florida State University.
In her twenty-year-plus career in nonprofit and higher education fields, Lillian has dedicated her career to empowering underserved communities in Florida, Illinois, and New York. Before joining FIU, Lillian’s expertise in social services, nonprofit administration, fundraising, program development, and community engagement has assisted public and private organizations to meet their strategic objectives.
As the Research Associate and Senior Program Officer for the Kopenhaver Center, Abreu spearheads research and programming initiatives and is responsible for inclusive programming to advance women in communication and other disciplines throughout the College of Communication, Architecture, + The Arts.
Presently, Lillian resides in the Village of Biscayne Park in Miami, FL, and is dedicated to her family, friends, and adopted rescue dogs, Maxi and Kenny.