Lydia Richards


Education: B.M., Flute Performance, University of Northern Iowa

Hometown: Nevada, Iowa

Favorite ISU memory or tradition: 
   Students coming back to campus each August - the energy is electric! Also, ISU football upsetting #2 Oklahoma State in double overtime in 2011.

Favorite motto:
   Ask for help twice as much as you think you need to.

   Spending time with family, friends, and my dog Eddie, cooking, biking, and bargain hunting.

   Teaching music, creating things, and becoming a better human!

Favorite food:
   BBQ or something covered in veggies.

What I love most about my job:
   Working with students as they explore opportunities to travel and experience something new or different than what they are used to. It's so rewarding to help students find their exchange story!

What are you listening to?
   I'll listen to just about anything! Right now, it's Lawrence, Lizzo

What are you watching?
   Stranger Things 4, anything Marvel, Only Murders in the Building, and documentaries on Netflix.