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Lindsay Gilchrist

After graduating from University of San Diego in 2005, Lindsay received a Mastersdegree in Public Policy from UCLA. She is an independent consultant based in Los Angeles providing policy expertise and political and advocacy strategies for both the non-profit and government sectors.

Lindsay worked as a Special Assistant to Senator Edward M. Kennedy, providing recommendations for legislative and communications issues. While working for Senator Kennedy, she played a role in several critical pieces of legislation: the Iraqi Refugee Bill, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act and healthcare reform.

Lindsay also worked on the U.S. House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health. As a staff member she advised Subcommittee Chairman Donald Payne on global health, security and humanitarian issues in Africa.

Currently, Lindsay worked for mother2mothers (m2m), an international non-profit that prevents mother-to-child transmission of HIV. As the Senior Advocacy Officer, she led m2m’s efforts to improve knowledge about maternal and child health in Africa. Lindsay also represented mothers2mothers with members of Congress, the Executive Branch and other NGOs.