Lydia Odegard

Credentials: MS, Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, UW-Madison

Position title: Language Directions Specialist


1338 Van Hise Hall
1220 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Lydia Odegard (she/her) serves as the Language Directions Specialist in the Language Institute. In this role she works to promote and advance language learning opportunities at UW-Madison by collaborating with campus and community partners. Lydia also works with bi/multilingual students on campus to support them in connecting their language abilities with their personal, academic, and career goals. She earned her MS in Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, with an emphasis on Global Higher Education, from UW-Madison. Lydia brings experience in language teaching, academic advising, and international education, and speaks Hindi and some Spanish.