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Lin Craft, FPSA



Lin grew up in Oregon, received her B.S. in Zoology from Oregon State University and a Master’s degree in Marine Science from the University of Puerto Rico. After teaching for several years at the College of the Virgin Islands she moved to California to pursue a Doctoral degree in Marine Biology at USC in Los Angeles. She still resides in Southern California. As a diving marine biologist she made more than 4500 SCUBA dives and was a NAUI SCUBA Instructor. For many years her photography was focused on the underwater world, but has since expanded to include all nature subjects, landscape, and travel photography.

Lin joined PSA in 1987 and received an APSA in 2000. She served as Chair of the PSA Nature Division from 2012 to 2014, having served as 1st VP, 2nd VP, Treasurer, and also chairs the Division Honors Committee. In 2014 she received the Nature Divisions Gold Medal Service Award. She has served on the PSA Conference Equipment, Society Recognition, and Nominating Committees. Lin has been President of the Fallbrook Camera Club since 1987 and is past-President of the Southern California Association of Camera Clubs where she has been elected a Fellow.

Lin judges frequently for camera clubs and PSA-recognized International Exhibitions, specializing in Nature and Travel. She has presented numerous programs including ten for PSA Conferences. She has had several gallery shows, and her images have been used in books, calendars, and brochures. Lin has received numerous acceptances and awards in International Exhibitions, earning many Star Ratings. She earned her APSA in 2000 and her FPSA in 2015.