Megan Lynch is a Masters student in Horticulture & Agronomy at UC Davis. She started her ongoing carob research in community college. Her Masters project is on bud development in almond. Repeated bouts with institutional ableism inspired the founding of UC Access Now, an equity & justice campaign for disabled students/staff/faculty at the University of California that has evolved into a coalition. She runs Reclaiming STEM’s Academic Secret Menu working group Twitter account. Somehow in all this she’s working on launching a plant breeding podcast called Breeding Rainbow. She’d like to work in fruit breeding and germplasm conservation, particularly in Scandinavia. And if there’s such a thing as work/life balance, she’d like to shoehorn getting back to art and music again in there somewhere.
Career Status: Graduate Student
Founder, UC Access Now
Academic Secret Menu working group, Reclaiming STEM
Volunteer at the Plant Conservation Lab at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.
Summer 2018 volunteer at USDA-ARS National Clonal Germplasm Repository in Davis, CA.