Lindsey received her Ph.D. and M.A. in international education from New York University where she also taught courses on cross-cultural studies and qualitative research methods. Lindsey graduated with a B.A. in international relations with a minor in Spanish at Pomona College where she studied for a semester on the Middlebury program in Madrid and lived in the Oldenborg Center. As a Fulbright recipient to Peru, Lindsey researched the cultural and political identity of the Japanese Peruvian community. She specializes in cross-cultural exchange and training, international migration, the Asian diaspora in Latin America (Brazil, Peru), and the Latin American communities in Japan. Previously, Lindsey worked for four terms as the administrative director and program officer at the Multinational Institute of American Studies, a Department of State funded institute, that bring scholars from around the world to better understand America's reconciliation of cultural and social diversity with national unity. In previous positions, she worked as an academic adviser, fellowships advisor, and coordinator for several international conferences focused on immigration in the United States and Japan. Lindsey’s passion for international affairs and education extends into the community, as a current member of the International Visitors Council of Los Angeles’ Young Professionals Steering Committee and board member of the Community Friends of International Students in Claremont.