Lynn Proenza received her B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of South Florida in 2003. For the following eight years, she worked in the private sector including land management at White Oak Conservation Center and environmental consulting. Lynn then pursued and received her M.S. in Forest Resources and Conservation from the University of Florida in 2012. Upon graduating, she became a biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission where she manages the invasive plant program for 36,000 acres at two Wildlife Management Areas in Central Florida. Lynn now has 16 years of experience in various environmental fields including land management, invasive plant management, prescribed fire, flora and fauna surveys, water quality, habitat assessment, among others.