Lydia Vi

Communications  Manager


Lydia’s heart is simple: she has a passion for telling stories and bringing a voice to the voiceless. As the Communications Manager, she develops and coordinates various communications strategies and looks forward to building key partnerships with other organizations across the Sacramento region.


In 2019, she graduated from Vanguard University of Southern California where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Public Relations. She carries years of various leadership experience from her alma mater and previously worked with a PR agency in Orange County, CA. She is a proud South Sacramento native that hopes to inspire other young students to defy the odds set against them and dream big!

What high school did you attend and in what city?

Franklin High School Elk Grove, CA

What song motivates you to jump out of bed in the morning?

Work by Rihanna

What after school programs, or activities did you participate in while in high school?

When I was in high school, I was too shy to be involved in activities but the courage came later during college. In my spare time, I would always read news articles, watch college and NBA/NFL sports games, and loved thrifting.

What 3 words would you use to describe yourself?

  • Coffee lover
  • Pop culture enthusiast
  • Youth Advocate

Who are your favorite people, groups, or organizations to follow on social media?

  • Complex
  • Mentality
  • Just Different

Please define what it means to you to be a HOPE dealer.

Being a hope dealer is a mentality. It's about uplifting and equipping others for success and a healthy future.