Senior Accredited Representative, Immigration Practice
Lindsey is a Senior Accredited Representative who joined the Immigrant Youth and Communities Project at BDS in August 2015. She came to BDS with more than 10 years of experience working with immigrants, refugees, unaccompanied minors, and survivors of abuse, torture, & human trafficking.
Prior to joining BDS, Lindsey spent two years working in the New York office of Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), an organization that places the case of children and young people who are in immigration removal proceedings with pro bono counsel. Prior to that, she spent three years living and working throughout Eastern and North Africa. She worked for the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Agency based in Nairobi, Kenya and for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Uganda, Kenya, and Sudan.
As a BIA Accredited Representative in Austin, Texas, Lindsey represented clients before USCIS and handled a wide variety of immigration cases including family petitions, VAWA, U Visas, & T visas. She also trained law enforcement officers and community partners about immigration laws and was an active member of the Central Texas Coalition Against Human Trafficking.
Lindsey earned degrees in Spanish and International Studies from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. She is fluent in Spanish and knows enough Arabic and Kiswahili to make people laugh.