Dr. Flynn has been a nurse educator for 20 years with an emphasis in social justice and service learning. She studied nursing education at Idaho State University, graduating as MSN in 2002. She then studied social justice and leadership at Gonzaga University, graduating as PhD in 2012. She has taught nursing at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho since 1999. Dr. Flynn has led nursing students on over a dozen global medical missions in Central America, South America, Africa, and India, emphasizing leadership skills and community sustainability.