Lida Etemad grew up in ND has been a resident of the Minneapolis area for the past 20 years. She is a Vice President for Development with OptumLabs, where she works on new products that improve patient health outcomes and lower costs for the healthcare system. She has experience with financial analytics, strategic planning, and cross-functional team building. She loves the mission of ISLA and believes that IB immersion education leads to interculturally competent adults with critical thinking skills. When she isn’t working, Lida likes to “dabble” in many things – cooking, gardening and enjoying the area’s outdoor spaces and numerous restaurants.