Dr. Kennda Lynch is an astrobiologist and geomicrobiologist studying life in extreme environments on Earth as models for characterizing habitable environments and searching for biosignatures on other planetary bodies in our solar system and elsewhere. Her current research focuses on studying life in hypersaline environments as brines are likely ubiquitous throughout habitable worlds. She very involved in mentoring students and post docs and is actively involved in DEI efforts at USRA, NASA and the broader space community, and throughout STEM in general. Dr. Lynch is a Ford Foundation Fellowship recipient and a proud lifetime member of the Girl Scouts.
Scientist, Interdisciplinary, LPI