My name is Lydia and I’m a digital journalist based in Washington, D.C.
As a producer for Kaiser Health News and California Healthline (produced by Kaiser Health News), I wear many hats. I prepare stories for online publication and help maintain both websites. I create data visualizations, interactive elements and illustrations; prepare photos and multimedia packages for publishing partners; and assist in newsletter production.
In 2018, I was part of the KHN team to win a NIHCM Digital Media Award and a National Press Club award for “The Orphan Drug Machine.” The multimedia series examined how an FDA program designed to help patients with rare diseases get access to new medicines has been used to increase profits on existing drugs.
I was previously the Washington, D.C., correspondent for Food Safety News and I’ve also worked for NPR’s science desk. I have a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.