Spotlight on Lucy Lynch

Lucy Lynch is the Secretary & Treasurer for Kantara Initiative. Lucy has been involved with Kantara since it’s inception in 2009.

Lucy is Director of Trust and Identity Initiatives with the Internet Society (ISOC) and her role is to examine some of the major issues affecting the Internet and to develop projects that will address those problems. Prior to joining the Internet Society, Lucy worked at the University of Oregon as a member of the Academic Computing and Network Applications Group. Her assignments with the University included work with the Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC) – a long-time partner with the Internet Society in bringing network technology and education to the developing world.

In addition, she has been an active participant in both the North American Network Operators Group (NANOG) and the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and recently completed a term as Chair of the IETF Administrative Oversight Committee (IAOC).

Lucy holds a Master’s degree in Mass Communications from the University of Oregon and has a long history of service in non-profit organizations ranging from mental health counseling to a hands-on science museum. She has been a grant writer, project manager, and a computer programmer. She also once managed the Flying Karamazov Brothers ( and hopes to put that unique non-linear managerial experience to good use as she directs new efforts for the Internet Society.

Lucy lives in Eugene, Oregon, USA and travels extensively for work. When not traveling Lucy likes reading books and enjoying the outdoors.

We’re very happy to have Lucy leadership and knowledge.