Zili Shen is a fifth year Ph.D. student in Astronomy. Her research focuses on faint and diffuse galaxies. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BSA in physics and astronomy and a certificate in the philosophy of science. She has multiple first-author peer-reviewed scientific articles and has won prizes for conference talks and presentations. She was the third place winner of the 2023 Yale Three-Minute Thesis competition. Zili is an author for the astronomy blog Astrobites, and she is a speaker for Astronomy on Tap. She looks forward to working with students on scientific writing.