The MSU Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities welcomes Lynne Swerhone to our team as a Chronic Health Ability Access Specialist in Fall 2022. Before joining Team RCPD, she worked in many areas as a social worker in California, Canada, and Oregon. Lynne earned her Master of Social Work degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and her bachelor's in Anthropology from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Through her past professional and personal experience, Lynne brings passion and dedication to helping individuals with chronic health diagnoses traverse through life and feel a sense of fulfillment and joy for their accomplishments.
When asked what the best piece of advice she’d ever been given, Lynne said, “I met one of my favorite artists and I asked him what advice he would give to his younger self. He said, “don’t waste time trying to be anybody but yourself.” It wasn’t a new idea but hearing it from someone who has walked a path many others have not in music, and who has relentlessly stood in his own creativity and authenticity no matter what others were doing, made an impression on me.”
Outside of work Lynne loves the outdoors, she really loves botany and plant biology and spends time extensively gardening and cultivating the land around her house. She focuses on “edible landscapes and indigenous agricultural practices and the ways we can transform our ecosystem and lived space while still maintaining the integrity of animal, fungal, and plant life.”
Welcome to Team RCPD Lynne! We are very excited to have you on the team