Lindsay is a graduate student in the Fanselow lab in Behavioral Neuroscience. She earned a B.A. in pre-medical studies from New York University with a dual focus in Molecular Biology and Psychology. A native New Yorker, she worked for several years within the NYU Emotional Brain Institute, studying the amygdalo-striatal circuitry in fear and anxiety disorders. Her research investigates the shift from inflexible fear responses to proactive behavioral acquisition upon reduction in threat imminence. These studies aim to translate into better understanding and treatment of addiction, PTSD, and anxiety disorders. She is a dedicated advocate for women in science, and tutors young women in STEM subjects through the Yale-based Summit Educational Group. In her free time, she enjoys cooking “healthy junk food,” hiking in the wilds, and embodied meditation practices.