March Employee Spotlight: Lydia

Brunette woman in blue sweatshirt holding black cat
March 20, 2024

Name and Pronouns

Lydia - she/her

Brief description of what you do at PAWS

I am a Senior Kennel Assistant. I help keep the facilities clean and organized, and our animals happy and healthy from intake to adoption!

Time at PAWS

I have been with PAWS since June 2023.I currently have 1 one cat (who I adopted from PAWS in late 2023). She was named Coconut at PAWS, but I renamed her Hollow. My family has a 12 year old goldendoodle named Teddy.

What is your favorite thing about PAWS?

My favorite thing about PAWS is seeing all the hard work the volunteers and staff put into making sure our animals feel as safe, happy, and healthy as possible.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I can usually be found reading, practicing my clarinet, or playing fetch with my cat when I am not working.

If you could meet any fictional character, who would it be?

If I could meet any fictional character, I would want to meet Gandalf from Lord of the Rings.

What else might people be interested to learn about you?

I am currently finishing my undergraduate degree at Penn State. I am a psychology major with dual minors in music studies and music performance. After graduating I plan on either becoming a vet tech or doing other work in animal welfare and behavior.