Lydia reflects on her time at BA and how her BA career has helped shape her professional career.
"When we talk about our career histories, we typically only go back to our first 'real' job out of college, or the first position we feel proud boasting about. But I know the story goes back further for me. Attending BA changed the trajectory of my life.
I was exposed to people, lifestyles, and points of views that were vastly different from the ones that I grew up with on the northside of Milwaukee. It wasn't the easiest transition at first, I even fought it to be honest because it was so foreign from what I knew prior. But with time I found my stride, learned how to find similarities to connect with, and came to embrace something new. That ability to learn how to acclimate yet stay authentic to who you are is one that has carried me through my entire career and continues to do so."