The quotation "To learn is to face transformation" by Parker Palmer guides Lindsay through her educational and personal journeys. Always looking for the opportunity to grow as a person, and to make an impact in the communities around her, Lindsay (pictured here with Dr. Cornel West) found UNM calling her name. Originally from Southern California, she attended California State University Channel Islands for her B.A. in Communication, and earned her M.A. from California State University Northridge in Communication. Lindsay's thesis investigated how transformative justice can be used to advance social change. As a result of this research, she developed a service-learning course that connected university students with incarcerated youth. Lindsay’s primary research goal is to work with community members to develop alternative methods of addressing social concerns. Her broad research interests include: critical intercultural communication, community & capacity building, conflict management & mediation, gender communication, and critical pedagogy. When she has time to relax, you will find Lindsay hiking/biking with friends, traveling with her son (also a Lobo), reading, enjoying coffee & chocolate, or binge watching Netflix.