Lynn is a student in the College of Arts and Sciences with interests in International Relations and Urban Studies. She gained an appreciation for the value of critical discourse through the Social Justice Research Academy and looks forward to continuing to engage in dynamic dialogues through the SNF Paideia Program. A Philadelphia native and first-generation student, Lynn brings an enthusiasm for advocacy work that impacts underserved populations. She is also involved in spaces like the Penn Libraries Community Engagement Center, where she pilots an English language conversational course for adult learners and mentors students through the Netter Center and Makuu’s Ase Academy. She also serves as an intern at the Office of Social Equity and Community, where she is partnering with Mama-Tee, a community nonprofit working to combat food insecurity in West Philadelphia, to launch a community fridge on campus. Lynn is also interested in environmental education and sustainability and aims to develop her public speaking and critical thinking skills in order to represent immigrant families internationally, address environmental concerns, and bring about change.
Being an SNF Paideia Fellow means that I get to engage with an even larger, diverse, community that will force me to think critically about the world around me. Not only will I learn how to clearly articulate my thoughts to different audiences, I will also practice how to listen and understand different perspectives.