D'Lynn's Waldron's doctoral dissertation was on the problems of traditional societies in economic transition. After completing her degree, she was hired for a Federally funded position attached to the Board of Supervisors of Los Angeles County, designing and supervising the research for HEW's Model Cities community improvement program and designing HUD's Operation Breakthrough housing program.
Her system design for HUD's Operation Breakthrough would provide low income working families with turn key town homes using prefabricated, modular construction, which saves time and money and gives the family a choice of interior layots. This was adopted for use nationally by HUD and by agencies of the UN.
The UN offered her the position as head of the social aspects of economic development programs in Asia with ECAFE.
Instead, she did a highly praised socio-economic development design for the West of Ireland.
Among other work she did for the US Government, she analyzed, structured and prepared all the materials that the FBI, the Marshals, and the Massachusetts State Police had for their Most Wanted search for Whitey Bulger and had them collect additional information on his woman friend to locate him through her.
(She had no interest in Whitey Bulger until they came to her.)
Still pending is the FBI use of her design to structure fugitive search web sites as a treasure hunt for the reward, with visual clues that do not require knowing the language.