Lindsay is originally from southeast Alaska, where she spent much of her time learning and playing in rich, old-growth forests. Later in life, she moved to southcentral Alaska and attended the University of Alaska Anchorage, where she developed her skills as a wildlife biologist while working on an undergraduate thesis that examined breeding ecology of tree swallows. During her time at the university, she also focused on understanding the importance of citizen science and engagement through leading a program called "Birds n Bogs," where she guided citizens conducting independent bird surveys for species' population information and spatial distribution.
After successfully completing her undergraduate degree, Lindsay traveled to the East Coast where she worked in the field with piping plovers and other shorebird species. She then decided to apply to Virginia Tech's fish and wildlife conservation graduate program. Currently, she is studying the conservation implications of migratory species by conducting population dynamics research on migratory Arctic-breeding shorebirds. Lindsay remains passionate about citizen science, engagement and outreach efforts, and accessible science and outdoors for everyone.