Lynn trained and practiced as a landscape designer and urban planning in Charlottesville, VA and Austin, TX before she began her doctoral studies at UT. She holds a M.L.A. in Landscape Architecture and a M.U.E.P. in Urban Planning from the University of Virginia. Before starting her studies at UT she worked at the United Nations in New York and in Morocco where she focused on the issue of sustainability education. Her current research focuses on the creation and maintenance of public spaces through various social, political and artistic processes. Within the City of Austin Lynn has served with various panels, boards and workgroups including the Art in Public Place Panel, the Waller Creek Citizen’s Advisory Committee, the CreateAustin Task Force, and most recently she was appointed as Council Representative to the Austin Parks and Recreation Board.