Lydia DePillis CC '09 hails from Seattle, and is currently working as a journalist for the Washington Post, covering business issues on the Post's Wonkblog. She has previously written for such outlets as Slate, Washington City Paper (for which she won an award), the New York Observer, and The New Republic.
She was the chief editor of Bwog and managing editor of The Blue and White from March to December 2007. During her tenure, particularly her coverage of the Minuteman stage-rush incident, the Bwog became a must-read source of campus news. She was named one of the UWIRE 100 "best and brightest student journalists" in 2009.
Lydia also competed on the Parliamentary Debate Team. She studied abroad in Cape Town, South Africa in the spring of her junior year.