Lydia Lising

Advisor, LAYFTC

Lydia Lising is a Prevention Coordinator who oversees comprehensive tobacco control services in Koreatown Youth & Community Center’s Prevention Education (PE) Unit. Lydia is currently overseeing the citywide Break Free From Nicotine campaigns to reduce youth access to flavored tobacco products and mitigate the impact of the youth e-cigarette epidemic. She works closely with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s Tobacco Control & Prevention Program (TCPP) and her Tobacco Task Force team to empower and mobilize communities to advocate for stronger tobacco retailer licensing policies in Los Angeles and Culver City. Prior to this, she provided direct services on the Environmental Prevention Services team for KYCC’s Responsible Retailer Card Under 35 Campaign, which aims to reduce underage binge drinking and alcohol sales by working with local Koreatown liquor stores and retailers.


Her passion for building stronger communities stems from experiences growing up with alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD) related public health disparities in her native Korean-American community. She began her work in prevention by developing intervention plans for at-risk youth and their families at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Carson Station Gang Diversion Team (GDT) Program. Lydia is a San Diego native who received her bachelor’s degrees in Public Health Policy and Education Sciences from the University of California, Irvine. During her free time, Lydia enjoys spending time with her husband and traveling.