Lydian is a recent graduate from the University of Memphis, having earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with magna cum laude honors. In school, she majored in journalism and minored in biology. Lydian completed a media internship with WREG News Channel 3 in high school, and in 2020 interned for the Communications Department of the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music. Lydian is most passionate about wildlife ecology, and dreams of a career in wildlife journalism someday. In her free time, she enjoys photography, painting, true crime, and caring for her collection of reptiles, mice, fish, a tarantula, and her dog, Soup.