WAKE FOREST--Brooklyn Nicole Lynam was born September 25, 1992, in Raleigh, NC, to Larry Van Lynam and Brenda Lilly Lynam. Brooklyn was smart, beautiful, funny, daring and stubborn. She was so inquisitive and had a smile that would light up any room. Brooklyn was a wonderful daughter, sister and friend. She graduated from NC State with degrees in Wood Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering. After graduation she moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee after accepting a job at Shaw Industries as a process engineer. She thrived at her new job and was named 2018 STEP Ahead Award Emerging Leader. She also enjoyed volunteering and mentored children in a FIRST Robotics team, The Fighting Mongooses. Under her guidance, the team exceeded previous records and won 2nd place at a regional competition. Many of the students were living in adverse home conditions, and by mentoring these children, she exposed them to new opportunities and positive outlets.