Dr. Lynch was raised doing mission work in several different countries, which sparked her interest in service and medicine. She received an undergraduate degree in biology from Whitworth University in Spokane and went on to graduate from medical school at the University of Washington. She completed her first year of residency as a surgical intern at the University of Washington, and said she realized during this time that she was passionate about treating the whole patient and maintaining long-term continuity of care with her patients which has led her to become a family physician. She enjoys the Pacific Northwest, and said she wants to give back to this community. She and her husband enjoy hiking, gardening, cooking and spending time with their pets.