Lindsey Hammond earned a Bachelors of Science in biology and psychology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) and a Masters of Education in higher education and student affairs from the University of South Carolina. Hammond’s professional experience includes campus based student affairs practice, as well as work at the intermediary organization, NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. Her campus-based work included alcohol and other drug prevention education and fraternity and sorority life advising. While at NASPA, she was responsible for supporting the success of the community colleges division and developing high-quality, timely professional development for campus practitioners in a wide variety of practice areas. Her research interests focus on public policy as it relates to underserved institutions and student populations. Hammond currently serves as a graduate research assistant for Erik Ness and Jim Hearn’s W.T. Grant Foundation project investigating the role of intermediary organizations in research utilization in the policy making process regarding state-level college completion.