Lyn Mikel Brown - Board Member

Waterville, ME

Lyn Mikel Brown grew up in Vanceboro and Calais, and came to the CCLC Board through her support of TREE.

Lyn is a Professor of Education at Colby College and co-creator of the Waterville-based nonprofit, Hardy Girls Healthy Women. She is passionate about the power and potential of youth activism and civic engagement, and her scholarship focuses on understanding the conditions that enable healthy resistance and dissent in the face of oppression. She the author of six books on gender and youth voice, the most recent a field guide for supporting youth activists. When she’s not teaching or doing research, Lyn oversees the blog, PBG (Powered By Girl) and develops programs and trainings for SPARK Movement, a girl-fueled, intergenerational social change organization.

She and her partner, Mark Tappan, daughter Maya, two dogs and three cats, spend summers in Alexander on Pleasant Lake.