Lynch attended the Communication University of China and earned a degree in journalism in 1999.  He would earn his post-graduate degrees from Columbia University , a Master's Degree in International and Transcultural Studies in 2002 and PhD in Economics of Education in 2005. 
Early in his career, Lynch was a Business Reporter in Beijing for Phoenix Chinese News Channel and an Executive Producer/Anchor for CRN Radio in New York City .  He became an Associate Director at Columbia University while in grad school and was responsible for all contracted training, exchange programs and sponsored programs.  For nine years, Lynch taught military officers and other federal government officials DLIFLC and received the Provost’s Team Excellence Award twice and the Combined Federal Campaign Silver Medal.  In addition he was a Managing Partner at the Silicon Valley Association of Chinese Entrepreneurs, Founder of the Human Service Hub, Vice President of A Plus Ventures Limited and Co-Founder of SVInsight.