Lynn Purdin serves as the STEM Workforce Development Liaison between the Utah Department of Workforce Services and the STEM Action Center. She utilizes her 24-year State of Utah career experience to provide guidance and facilitation for workforce development initiatives, stakeholder partnerships, and grant proposal development, implementation and monitoring. Lynn partners with industry, education, and community partners to identify and impact statewide workforce development constraints within Utah’s key economic sectors. Lynn received her B.S. in Sociology at Illinois State University. She pursued Master’s level coursework at Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts, with a focus on Public Administration. Lynn was also designated a Utah Certified Public Manager in 2007 and awarded a Department of Workforce Services Operational Excellence Cornerstone Award in 2015.