Lydia Zajichek

is a Rise Wisconsin & Social Media Fellow and starting her second year at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, double majoring in Biology and Community and Nonprofit Leadership. She hoped that the notion for equal and equitable access for all would be eroded before she attended college. She found solace in the idea that colleges would no longer argue that students should be ready for college, but instead, colleges would be ready for students—ready for us. She was a poll worker in the 2020 election cycle. Lydia enjoys skiing, hiking, running, and gardening.