Lynde Ritzow oversees recruitment and marketing for the Knight Campus Graduate Internship Program. She joined the UO Chemistry Department as the Graduate Recruiting Coordinator in 1998, the same year four faculty members in chemistry and physics joined industry to launch the Master’s Industrial Internship Program’s first track in semiconductors. In 2008, after ten years of recruiting Ph.D. students, Lynde joined the master’s program as the first full-time recruiter, marketer and student advisor. She now serves as the Associate Director of the program.
Prior to her time at the UO, Lynde was the editor of Oregon Cycling, a tabloid focused on bike racing and recreation. She also served as a buyer/manager at McKenzie Outfitters, one of the area’s premier outdoor outfitters in its heyday. Lynde has B.S. degrees in sociology and journalism from the University of Oregon. She is passionate about helping students reach their full potential and watching them evolve into the leaders of tomorrow.