Lynette holds a master’s degree in Near Eastern Studies from New York University, where she worked simultaneously as a Program Assistant for the Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies and the Iranian Studies Initiative. She also holds a B.S. in Environmental Economics and Policy from UC Berkeley and her research takes on an interdisciplinary approach. Lynette is passionate about the politicization of natural resources such as water as infrastructural tools for conflict mitigation in the MENA region as well as Iraqi-Jewish oral history, a research topic conducted for her thesis for which she was the recipient of the Provost’s Global Research Initiative fellowship award. Lynette has participated in several projects related to environmental peacebuilding and is currently working on building a digital archive for her oral history thesis work.