Linda Lufkin

Linda has worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) since 2008 as a course leader at the National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) in Shepherdstown, WV.  As a member of the Conservation Communications and Leadership branch, she leads a variety of courses, such as Communicating Science, Critical Writing/Critical Thinking, Clear Correspondence, Scientific Writing for Publication, Congressional Operations, and the Human Dimensions Broadcast Series as well as playing an integral role in the Advanced Leadership Development Program.

Linda began her career out of college at a small advertising agency in Dallas, Texas. After several years, she joined Electronic Data Systems (EDS) and moved into the world of information technology (IT). She began her tenure at EDS in corporate communications but later transitioned to employee training and development. She then merged her writing, training development, and IT skills and worked as a contract technical writer creating software documentation and training for AOL, NCR, Quaker State, Alcatel, and GTE. Before joining USFWS, she spent several years at the U.S. Census Bureau assisting with the agency’s software process improvement effort.

Linda has a B.A. in communications from Stephen F. Austin State University and a M.S. in management and administrative sciences from the University of Texas at Dallas.

Linda Lufkin

Course Leader
National Conservation Training Center


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