Lydia Straka
Lydia Straka is a New Orleans native who has recently completed her freshman year at Washington University in St. Louis. Though still juggling possibilities for her future, she loves to write and cares deeply about social justice and women's rights. She is NolaVie's summer intern for 2017, and her column "Conversations with My Dad" will take on issues of gender, gentrification, women's health, and other conundrums present at her dinner table and in New Orleans. Lydia can be contacted at