Lindsay’s work with multilingual students and families in rural areas began while teaching English in Hokkaido, the north island of Japan. Later as an ESL teacher in South Dakota she welcomed, taught, and advocated for students and families who spoke Japanese, Korean, Georgian, Turkish, Spanish, Tagalog, German, Farsi, and Vietnamese. Now she teaches online courses, manages digital media for two federal grant programs, and consults rural school districts as a learning specialist for TIE. She holds an M.A. in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from University of Colorado, a South Dakota K12 Teacher License, English as a New Language Endorsement, Reading Recovery certificate, and is a Nearpod Certified Trainer. Along with this education experience she was a reporter for South Dakota Public Broadcasting (SDPB) radio for five years; operates a freelance website development business; and co-founded Startup Weekend Black Hills – now in its fourth year.