Lydia Noyes

Lydia Noyes is a 2015 graduate of Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with degrees in environmental studies and international development. In August, she and her husband, Ian, moved to the Big Laurel Learning Center in Kermit, West Virginia, and have committed to at least a year of service through the Notre Dame Mission Volunteer Americorps program. There, they split their time by aiding in the local schools and helping to manage Big Laurel with Sr. Kathy O'Hagan and Sr. Gretchen Shaffer. Duties include hosting service groups throughout the year, striving to make the beautiful property more environmentally sustainable, and helping to run summer camps at the on-site ecology center. For more information about the work they do, follow Lydia's personal blog at