Lihi, from Haifa, Israel, was a feminist from a very young age, and always knew she wanted to use her voice to fight inequality and raise awareness about social issues. She found a natural home for these passions in the legal profession. Lihi combined her law degree at Haifa University with an M.A. in philosophy, both of which she obtained with distinction. During her studies, she co-founded an Arab-Jewish student political movement dedicated to promoting justice, equality, and democracy within the student union. She also co-founded Reuma, a feminist Mizrahi blog that was considered one of the top ten blogs in Israel and won an award for online activism. Following her studies, Lihi went on to intern at the Israeli Ministry of Justice, where she dealt with human rights issues such as force feeding of prisoners, privacy, and gender segregation. That year opened her eyes to both the potential of promoting change from within the system as well as the limits of this approach. Following her internship, Lihi enrolled in the LL.M program at Columbia Law School, which she followed with another year of specialization in critical race theory as a visiting scholar. Now a doctoral student at Columbia, Lihi focuses on Mizrahi legal studies, race theory, and antidiscrimination law in Israel and the U.S. She is also a Young Scholar at the Israel Democracy Institute.