Before joining The Advocates, Lindsey practiced immigration law in private practice where she provided representation on a range of immigration cases including humanitarian, family-based, and employment-based matters as well as naturalization and citizenship. Lindsey has spent many years working internationally on human rights programs, including: work with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on human trafficking research; the International Labour Organization (ILO) on labor rights and gender equity; and the US Department of State on conflict prevention programming and research. In addition, she worked on Internally Displaced Persons reintegration as well as access to justice projects with local NGOs in East Timor (Timor-Leste). Lindsey graduated magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School with a concentration in human rights law and received her Bachelor of Arts in international studies from the University of Denver with magna cum laude honors. While in law school, Lindsey served in the Immigration & Human Rights Clinic, where she worked on asylum cases and helped to start a working group on pro bono representation for detained migrants. She also worked as a teaching assistant for an undergraduate International Human Rights Law course, interned for the judges at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), and assisted Amnesty International USA on human rights research and advocacy. Lindsey has served as an adjunct professor of immigration law at the University of St Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).