Sydney is a Graduate Research Assistant at Georgia State University and a student in the Anthropology Department. In 2017 she received her B.A. in Anthropology from Marquette University. In addition to transit and health research, Sydney has assisted with COVID-19 response in Colorado, worked in substance abuse and HIV/STI prevention at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, and was a Public Health Peace Corps Volunteer in Guinea. Much of her work has been centered around public health education and resource management.