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Behavioral Insights Team
Lindsay leads BIT North America’s emerging portfolio of work on applying behavioral insights to issues relating to education, children, youth and families. She works across local and state government, as well as international development. Her research areas of interest include education, child welfare, child development, tax, and military affairs. Before joining BIT, Lindsay worked for Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper on performance management and process improvement initiatives. Prior to that, Lindsay taught high school biology and chemistry while working with the Ministry of Education in Somaliland, and later worked on science and education policy at the Australian Embassy in Washington, D.C.
Lindsay served as a 2018 Senior Fellow for Casey Family Programs, the nation’s largest operating foundation dedicated to safely reducing the need for foster care and building stronger communities and families in the United States. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco, where she teaches a course on Research Methods and Policy Evaluation. She holds a BA in Psychology and Neuroscience from Williams College, an MPhil from Cambridge University in Psychology and Neuroscience in Education, and an MPP from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.