Lydian Washington | 49er Graduate | UNC Charlotte | Charlotte, NC

What degree(s) are you earning? What do you plan on doing after graduation? 

Bachelors of Arts in History with minors in American Studies and Political Science. After graduation I plan on continuing working full time for American Campus Communities as a bookkeeper.

What organizations were you involved in? 

Delta Zeta

Favorite spot on campus and why? 

I don’t have a favorite spot to go to necessarily but have you ever been driving on campus coming from the sports fields towards the union when the sun is setting?? It’s the most beautiful thing and my favorite view of campus.

What has been your favorite memory at UNC Charlotte?

Meeting my freshman friend group. We met the first few weeks of the year and all came together some way or another. Some of them went to high school together, some of us met during recruitment, some were neighbors, and basically all lived in South Village (RIP Sanford and Moore) hahaha Anyways, for the ones who have stuck around and stayed together the last four years have been special to me. From RDH/SOVI dinners, every 4th of July, just hanging out, random dinners now and many many group chats later I am happy they were my constant in college.

Most valuable lesson learned during your college career? 

Don’t give up. I face a lot of trying times when it came to my grades and standing at UNC Charlotte and in my sorority but I didn’t give up and here I am graduating on time and with a full time job. If I would have just given up I would’ve never known how strong of a person I can be and the things I could accomplish. 

Lydian, your session was a joy. Your energy and giggles are so lively and have such a welcoming personality. It was a pleasure getting to know you through Delta Zeta. Congrats on making it to the finish line! You did it! 

Ushvani Jagdeo