Lindsay is a first year public health doctoral student with a concentration in Community and Behavioral Health Promotion. She will be working as a Research Assistant on a project researching the links between poverty, food insecurity, and HIV in rural Malawi. In 2006, Lindsay graduated from UW-Madison with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies. After graduation, she was accepted to the Peace Corps and stationed in a remote village in Ghana, West Africa as an environment volunteer. There she was assigned to Green Sahara Organization, an NGO that furthered environmental sustainability efforts in the Upper West region. Aside from her environmental duties, she has traveled throughout the Upper West Region of Ghana giving presentations on HIV/AIDS prevention in various villages and schools and she has appeared on the Ghana National Radio.
When Lindsay returned to the United States, she worked in the Prevention Department at the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin and then, for the past four years, at Meta House, a substance abuse treatment center for women, as the Program Administrator.
Lindsay’s years of working in the public health field have led her to pursue an advanced degree with the hope of making a greater difference on a larger scale in the field of HIV/AIDS prevention.