Meet the Staff
As Director of the Summit, Lydia works closely with all sites, partners, faculty and program staff to ensure a robust educational experience. Her background is in social-emotional learning and college and career readiness training. Her approach to program management is driven by the Positive Youth Development (PYD) framework and her commitment to expanding college access to under-resourced and first generation students.
Prior to joining Brandeis, Lydia taught high school in Medellin, Colombia, and served six years as Senior Youth Development Coordinator at the Mary's Center Teen Program in Washington, D.C. Lydia received her Bachelor's degree from Howard University in Washington, D.C.