Lynn Lyster, Graduate Fellowship

Graduate Fellowship, 2014

Lynn Lyster received her Bachelor of Science in communications from Northwestern University in 2009. After graduating from Northwestern, Lynn spent more than five years on the business team at Axiom Law, the world’s largest and fastest growing non-traditional provider of legal services. There she led business development and account management efforts with Chicago-based Fortune 500 technology and professional services companies. Her manager noted, “Lynn stands out for her internal drive and track record of success vis-à-vis her peers and even those more senior to her.” Lynn is also a volunteer with the Horizons for Youth organization, providing mentorship to a high school student from a low-resource neighborhood in Chicago. Her goal is to teach high school English in a public school in the Chicago area and to become a leader in secondary English instruction. She believes that “proficiency in English is integral to every career and to leading a personally enriching life.” Lynn is studying for a master's degree in education at the School of Education and Social Policy.