Lilia holds MBA from the Management Academy under the President of KR (2006), Diploma in Management of Marketing, HR, Advertising, PR and Finance from Kyrgyz-Russian Slavonic University in Bishkek (2002) and Higher education in World Languages Faculty from Osh State University (1998). Before joining the team of the OSCE Academy Lilia worked with the UN Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) Secretariat Support to Joint Steering Committee and Peacebuilding and Recovery Facility (PRF) projects and UNDP in Kyrgyzstan.