Based in TICAS’ DC office, Lindsay works on a variety of issues aimed at increasing higher education access, affordability and success, including improving postsecondary data, enhancing loan counseling, and streamlining the application process for federal financial aid. Prior to joining TICAS, Lindsay worked as an analyst at the University of Maryland, focused on student financial aid policy, institutional data structures, and strategic budget planning. As a consultant for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, she was involved in a wide range of student access and affordability projects. Before her immersion into the higher education landscape, she worked on data-driven criminal justice reform initiatives in Philadelphia, as well as science-based shark conservation advocacy in DC. Lindsay received BA and MS degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MPP from the University of Maryland.