Fellow:Lydia Baker

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Lydia Baker is a University Innovation Fellow Candidate and senior Entrepreneurship & Human Resources major at
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Lipscomb University. She is involved on campus in several areas- an on campus job in the College of Business, a Business as Mission (BAM) Fellow, a member of the Presidential Ambassadors Council, and a member of the Dean’s Student Leadership Council. Lydia was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska but decided to leave the Midwest for her college career. She was especially drawn to Lipscomb because of their Business as Mission program, along with the close-knit community on campus. Though she is 750 miles f

rom home, she is still a proud Husker fan, and wears her red Nebraska shirt every Saturday during football season. 

Lydia spent 2 months in 2018 living in Malindi, Kenya working with 5 small businesses to assist them with growth & development. This 8 week business mentorship program allowed her to learn about developing-world entrepreneurship as she also gained international experience. When she returned to the United States, she started and co-taught an Entrepreneurship Accelerator course at the Nashville Hispanic Family Foundation (HFF). This was a 6 week course designed by Lydia and a fellow student, and was created to help Latino immigrants learn about running a small business in the United States. 

When she’s not working or studying in the College of Business, you can find her at a local coffee shop, babysitting, sitting somewhere with her journal, or eating at a new Nashville restaurant with her friends. Lydia loves coffee & donuts and is always ready for an adventure. She’s passionate about using business as a way to impact her community, and hopes to one day open a social enterprise or go back to Kenya & work with small businesses-hopefully both!


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