Nydia was elected to her first term on the TerraCorps Board at the August 2020 annual meeting. She is a TerraCorps alum having served as a Sustainable Agriculture Coordinator at Gardening the Community in the 2019/2020 service year. Prior to joining TerraCorps, Nydia graduated magna cum laude from Springfield College where she majored in Sociology with a concentration in Community Leadership & Development. As a Springfield native, mother and resident, she is highly committed to building an inclusive and equitable community through empowering others especially in her hometown. She is passionate about serving her community and advocating and practicing food justice to build strong local food systems.