Lynn Schrader - PSMFC (Fisheries Genetics Technician)
Lynn started work at EFGL in 2008 as a data technician. She catalogues genetic samples; locating, verifying and matching information to samples collected before 2008, and prepping and moving existing collections from the old database to Progeny. Some days it’s kind of a cross between Puzzle-Mania and Sherlock Holmes, but she loves what she does. She also extracts thousands of genetic samples each year and travels to hatchery to sample broodstock for PBT projects.
Born and raised in North Dakota, Lynn received her B.S. degree in Elementary Education from Minot State College and taught in North Dakota, Colorado, Wyoming and Montana. In 1990, she moved to Idaho with her husband and two children, and home schooled till their oldest began high school. Having lived in Salmon, Idaho Falls, and Nampa, the family has explored and experienced much of this beautiful state. She thoroughly enjoyed those school days, but says that archiving genetic samples offers “calmness” heretofore elusive!
When not matching data to corresponding sample vials, she enjoys sewing, reading, Sudoku, walking with friends, co-teaching 3rd grade girls’ Sunday school, and singing in the NFC choir.