Lydia is grateful to call the Okanagan her home, having grown up in Vernon and now living in Kelowna. While completing her Honours Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the University of British Columbia Okanagan, Lydia had the opportunity to work with individuals with disabilities and conducted research to validate and improve cognitive assessment tools.
After working as a lab manager for a neuropsychology lab, Lydia took her knowledge to the non-profit world, where she led group programs for people living with acquired brain injury, delivered community education, and created educational resources. She is passionate about knowledge translation – the practice of moving research knowledge into the hands of people who can benefit from and use the knowledge. Lydia is excited to be part of the SCI BC team and looks forward to helping peers share their stories.
Outside of work, you can find Lydia exploring hiking trails, journaling, hosting movie nights with friends, and hanging out with her cat. She stays active by lifting weights, playing soccer, and practicing yoga.