Lydia Sand
Program Coordinator for the Nebraska AHEC Program, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Lydia Sand currently works for the University of Nebraska Medical Center as a Program Coordinator for the Nebraska Area Health Education Center Program. Her work revolves around the development and implementation of the Nebraska AHEC Scholars Program, a two-year supplemental program for health profession students interested in serving in rural or urban underserved areas in Nebraska. Previously, she worked in the nonprofit sector for Children's Scholarship Fund and the American Diabetes Association.

Lydia Sand was a past board chair for the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Greater Omaha. She is a 2019 graduate of the Rising Leaders Institute as well as a current Tomorrow's Leader and advocate for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Lydia is a successful fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation raising over $37,000 in 2019.

Originally from Sioux Falls, SD, Lydia moved to Omaha in 2013 to purse her Master of Public Administration from the University of Nebraska Omaha and graduated in 2016. She previously received her bachelor's degree in Political Science and International Relations from Bethel University in St. Paul, MN.

In her spare time, Lydia enjoys traveling, trying new recipes, playing in a recreational sand volleyball league, and working to keep all of her plants alive.