Lydia Muja Jobickson received a Bachelor’s in Finance and Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology from the University of North Texas. She also has her Doctorate in Audiology from the University of Kansas. She is now a Clinical Audiologist who focuses on assessing, diagnosing, and treating hearing impairments and imbalances.
Her educational and professional achievements in healthcare and audiology are part of her broader plan to start a hearing health program in South Sudan.
Lydia, her brother Ephraim who is another Opportunity Rising scholar, along with their entire family fled South Sudan due to violence and civil unrest shortly after Lydia was born. She is thankful to DHA for helping her family find a safe place to call home. Lydia was awarded an Opportunity Rising scholarship that helped her gain a sense of financial security when she first left home for college.
As a child of humble beginnings, Lydia quickly learned the importance of money and being financial independent. Self-sufficiency has always been the end goal for Lydia – one that she has achieved. She says that self-sufficiency should be a goal that all scholars should work towards: being self-sufficient and giving back to DHA & Opportunity Rising.