Dr. Lydia Jennings (she/her) grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico (Tewa lands) and is Huichol (Wixáritari) and Pascua Yaqui (Yoeme). Lydia earned her Bachelors of Science from California State University, Monterey Bay in Environmental Science, Technology and Policy. Lydia now resides in Tucson, Arizona (O’odham & Yaqui lands) where she completed her Ph.D. at the University of Arizona in the Department of Environmental Sciences, with a minor in American Indian Policy. Her research interests are in soil health, environmental remediation, and Indigenous science practices. Lydia is a 2015 recipient of National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program, a 2019 American Geophysical Union “Voices for Science” Fellow, and currently a Post Doctoral Fellow in Community, Environment and Policy at the University of Arizona’s College of Public Health. Outside of her research interests, Lydia is a passionate trail runner and advocate for Indigenous representation in outdoor sports while knowing the land through our footsteps.
Check out Lydia Jennings in Patagonia’s film Run to Be Visible — Full film releasing on October 20, 2021.