Lydia graduated from the University of Michigan (U-M) in 2019 with a B.S. in Program in the Environment. During her time at U-M, she researched carbon emissions reduction strategies with the U-M Energy Institute. Lydia previously served as the project coordinator for the U-M President's Commission on Carbon Neutrality where she supported the commission and analysis teams in developing recommendations to transition U-M towards a carbon-free future. She now supports the Interim Special Advisor to the President for Carbon Neutrality Strategy as a project manager.