Lydia is a recent graduate from Texas Christian University, where she studied political science, religion, business, and comparative race and ethnic studies. From a young age, she recognized the empowerment she received through reading. This impact was long lasting and blossomed into a passion for spreading that ability to others, as well as serving in a way that positively contributes to her community. After interning at Fort Worth ISD with the Department of Equity & Excellence and witnessing the changes happening towards educational equity and community involvement, she is so excited to continue pursuing working in educational equity, advocacy, and justice through her work at Leadership ISD. Lydia loves to travel, practice yoga, experience art in all its forms, learn new languages, and volunteer, and you can count on her to always have a journal on hand to jot down ideas, sketch out beautiful moments, and track her never-ending lists.