Lydia graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2021 with a degree in Technical Writing and Communication and a minor in Japanese. She is currently a Technical Writer at Boston Scientific.
Lydia first joined JASM as an intern in 2019 while she was still in college. In 2020, she received the Mondale scholarship, but due to COVID she was not able to study in Japan and used the money to participate in online coursework through Osaka Gakuin University.
Lydia joined the board in May 2022.