Lindsey Back has served as assistant director for the TRIO McNair Scholars Program since 2012, following her work as a McNair Scholars Program graduate assistant for three years. In her role, Lindsey develops and implements curricula to support doctoral program admittance of McNair participants who are from first-generation, low-income and underrepresented backgrounds. She works closely with students to provide academic counseling, tutoring and focused graduate school preparation, and she maintains records of student participation for federal and campus reporting purposes. Lindsey is also responsible for coordinating cultural experiences, academic and professional development events, and program evaluation.
She is a member of the Society for Community Research and Action (Division 27 of the American Psychological Association), and has worked on research projects exploring access in education and the empowerment of underrepresented students through DePaul's Department of Psychology and the Center for Access and Attainment.
Lindsey holds a BA in psychology and political science from the University of Michigan and a MA and PhD in community psychology from DePaul.