Lyn has lived in San Diego since 1996, but grew up back east, mostly in Illinois and Pennsylvania. A Yale graduate, Lyn studied Psychology and Biology in college, but realized during a summer of research before her senior year that her original plan of research science was not for her. Instead, Lyn used her writing and editing experience from several college publications to get jobs at The Atlantic Monthly and then Adweek after college in New York City, but then decided to move to the Left Coast in search of nicer weather and not so many cockroaches. She tutored full-time for a family in Rancho Santa Fe for a few years, and then started with The Princeton Review as an Assistant Director in 1999. After 12 and a half years with Princeton Review, the last three spent as Regional Vice President of the West Coast, Lyn decided to take a break from full-time work to spend more time with her family.
She has now been with Passport Admissions for twelve years (or "cycles" as we called them in the admissions world). Lyn loves working with students directly to help them navigate the increasingly competitive and difficult college and medical school admissions processes, as well as providing much-needed emotional support during a stressful time for students and parents.
Lyn resides in Solana Beach and has three children: Dougie, Jason, and Sabrina. Her husband is a contractor, and Lyn also helps run his concrete resurfacing business. The entire family enjoys hanging out at the beach and playing lots of different sports. Lyn was a rough-water ocean swimmer until she was attacked by a juvenile great white shark after a training swim in Del Mar in November 2022 (yes, you read that right). She's physically doing fine and hopes to get back in the water someday. In the meantime, she enjoys yoga and walking. If you want to get on her good side, try offering her any sort of cheese product from Easy Cheese on up to fancy Brie or Gouda.