Based in Kenya, Lindsay has over five years of experience leading programs in child protection, mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS), education, and gender based violence (GBV) across Kenya, South Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Senegal, Uganda, and Afghanistan. She holds a Master of International Development, Bachelor of Science in Education, and is currently working towards a Master in Clinical Social Work. She also holds certificates in Mental Health in Complex Emergencies and Protecting Children in Humanitarian Settings. Lindsay’s expertise includes developing and implementing MHPSS programming, leading MHPSS needs assessments, conducting qualitative research, designing and facilitating social and emotional learning (SEL) for vulnerable youth, and collaborating with diverse stakeholders such as the ministry of education and health and local government partners in Kenya. Amongst her experience includes work on USAID’s Transition Initiatives for Stabilization (TIS) in Somalia, leading a mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) needs assessment for internally displaced children in South Sudan for Save the Children, managing a program in rural Kenya to advocate against GBV, supporting social and emotional learning (SEL), and life skills training for vulnerable girls at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM), and most recently, supporting POMA, remotely, as the MHPSS & Research Specialist on the IOM GLO.ACT project in Kabul.