Lydia joined New Tech Network in April 2010. She has combined careers as a technology entrepreneur and executive, with education policy and non-profit service. She served two terms as a school board member, led an education foundation and directed replication strategies in the non-profit education sector. Her vision is a nation where every public school has the capacity to realize the full potential of each student. Among the chief initiatives for New Tech are expanding and strengthening its network of 175 schools, working with districts and communities to support systemic change and further development of the learning management system, NTN Echo. Her entrepreneurial and executive career featured work in the high technology, online services, consumer products and healthcare industries. She graduated with a B.A. in English from the University of California, Berkeley.