Lindsay is the Associate Director of Research and Knowledge Management at TICAS. In this role, she helps lead TICAS research work in service of the organization’s mission to promote affordability, accountability, and equity in higher education. She also plays a key role across the organization by developing and enhancing systems and processes to support high quality programmatic outcomes and build a sustainable infrastructure. Prior to her current role, she was a Senior Policy Analyst on the TICAS federal policy team, where her work focused on a range of policy issues, including the Pell Grant, student loan default, and federal data policy. Before joining TICAS, Lindsay worked on student financial aid policy and strategic budget planning as an analyst at the University of Maryland, College Park. As a consultant for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, she was also involved in a wide range of student access and affordability projects. Before turning to higher education policy and practice, she helped design, implement, and evaluate data-driven criminal justice reform initiatives in Philadelphia, and also advanced science-based national and international shark conservation policies through a DC-based non-profit. Lindsay received BA and MS degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MPP from the University of Maryland.