Scientist Technician - Fish Biology
Lynette Gardner studied environmental science at Allegheny College in Meadville, PA. She interned at the Millstone Environmental Lab and Dominion Nuclear Power Plant, were she assisted scientists with various ongoing studies and monitoring the surrounding marine ecosystems. Lynette has studied coral reef and mangrove ecosystems in the Turks and Caicos Islands, where she learned about natural resource management by working with local fisherman and businesses. Lynette has worked for the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Long Island Sound Trawl Survey, and the Diadromous Fisheries Program. Lynette has been with Kleinschmidt since 2014, working from the Connecticut office.
B.S., Environmental Science, Allegheny College, Meadville, PA
Swing and Ballroom dance (was a Ballroom dance
instructor during college), SCUBA diving,
and riding my scooter
If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Anywhere there is warmth, sunshine, good food,
and good people!
What is your favorite weird food combination?
Red wine and Cheetos!
Why did you select your current profession?
I am a person of many hobbies and interests. This is the polite way of saying I’m ADD and I can’t decide what I want to be when I grow up, so for now, I have chosen a career that allows me to do a bit of everything. I enjoy the diversity of skills and knowledge this work entails. Every day is a new adventure with new problems to solve. Each project has something exciting to look forward to, and biologists are a special breed of people!