Name: Lydia Sanchez Merritt

Title: D2L & Curriculum Support Coordinator

Company/Employer: Michigan State University, Master of Public Health Program 

Career: In my current position, I am responsible for course management and communications for the online Master of Public Health program at Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine in Flint, Michigan. I also manage social media and logistics for the marketing team with the Master of Public Health program. I have been teaching as an LEO Lecturer with the Nursing program at the University of Michigan-Flint since 2012 and continue to do so today.


  • Master of Arts, Education Instructional Technology, 2011 Saginaw Valley State University.
  • Master of Arts, Strategic Communications program, 2020 Michigan State University
  • Bachelor Business Administration, Marketing, Advertising and Promotion, 2009 Davenport University

What You Should Know:

  • Extreme Crafter
  • Event Planning is my passion
  • Lifelong Planner
  • Friends come from far and wide for help with creative media! I love every minute of it.

AWC Focus: I found AWC when I was searching for women in communications! When our current recruiter left at MSU, I took over the social media and recruitment logistics for the program and I wanted to keep our following that had been built up. I also wanted to keep up on communicating not only with our base but also our target market! We all consider ourselves social media experts, but I knew there were communications we could and should have been using, but never did. I hope to learn a bit from the professionals I don’t have every-day contact with, but can connect with in AWC.


  • Spouse, 6 children, 11 grandchildren
  • Grew and remain in Imlay City, Michigan
  • Interests: Women in Communication and Marketing!