Lindsay has been working with bilingual and multilingual students and families since 2000 when she taught English for the Oshima Board of Education in Hokkaido, Japan through the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program. After returning home, she visited classrooms and supported curriculum design as a graduate assistant for the Program for Teaching East Asia at the University of Colorado, where she earned an MA in East Asian Languages and Literature. Back home in South Dakota, as an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher for the Douglas School District and as a Reading Recovery teacher for the Sioux Falls School District, she welcomed, taught, and advocated for students and families who spoke Japanese, Korean, Georgian, Turkish, Spanish, Tagalog, and German, Farsi, and Vietnamese. Now she supports administrators and teachers who work with English Learners as a training and resource specialist for the South Dakota State-wide Title III Consortium. Lindsay has a South Dakota K-12 teaching certification, ENL endorsement, Language Arts endorsement, and a Reading Recovery certification. Along with being an educator, she was a reporter for SDPB radio for five years, earning an Edward R. Murrow award in 2010, currently operates a freelance web development business, and is a co-founder of the first Western South Dakota Startup Weekend (an educational business pitch competition), now in its third year.