Lyz Luidens

Lyz Luidens

Information Officer I, Center for Behavioral Health and Justice

Lyz Luidens


Lyz Luidens began working as a program assistant for the MI-REP and Opioid Treatment Ecosystems projects at CBHJ with a focus on data visualization in August 2019. Before coming to WSU, Lyz spent years working as a teaching artist through arts programming with a variety of non-profits, freelance graphic designer and printmaker, and cooperative housing community organizer. Lyz developed an interested in prison reform and the need for greater services for prisoners through teaching drawing classes in the Mound Correctional Facility in Detroit through the Prison Creative Arts Project. They approach all of this work with the idea of humanizing institutions in mind, and they are deeply committed to holistic institutional and community healing.


Lyz is an Information Officer I for the Center for Behavioral Health and Justice. With a background in fine arts, Lyz effectively communicates key findings, policy impacts, and areas of reform to county and state partners through the development of reports, presentations, and social media and website content.

Degrees and Certifications

  • ¬†BFA, University of Michigan
  • MSW, Wayne State University (in progress)

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