Lindsay received her B.S. from James Madison University and her M.S. in wildlife science from Oregon State University where her research focused on Caspian Tern predation of juvenile salmonids in San Francisco Bay. She then spent several years with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife working on avian predation issues and implementing the Oregon Conservation Strategy. Most recently, she completed a research fellowship studying waterbirds along the coast of Sonora, Mexico. Lindsay is currently participating in a study of Marbled Murrelet nesting ecology in coastal Oregon forests.