Who she is: 

Growing up in a small southern town, Lynn faced prejudice because she was Jewish. She became a human rights activist to help people who experienced discrimination just as her grandparents had in Eastern Europe.

What she does: 

While she was training to be a doctor, Lynn went to Africa to work in a small village. Since then, she has traveled to many different countries to provide medical care to refugees.

Why she's cool: 

The more people Lynn met during her travels, the more frustrated she became because she couldn’t do anything about the larger problems, like discrimination and poverty, that were making her patients sick.She began working with Physicians for Human Rights to learn more about the big changes that need to be made for people to have healthier, happier lives.

She realized she could make an impact by helping governments and organizations decide how best to aid people living in difficult situations around the world.