Lindsey Breier is a behavioral scientist with 10 years of professional experience designing and implementing behavioral interventions for development programs throughout the Spanish-speaking world. This is her first semester teaching Spanish as a GLN Teaching Fellow. Her hope for her students is that they will travel, live, work, and most importantly, authentically connect, with the beautifully diverse people and cultures found throughout the Spanish-speaking world, as she has had the pleasure to do.
Lindsey is a native of San Antonio, Texas and holds a B.S. in international health and neuroscience, with a minor in Spanish, from Trinity University. For four years in college, she taught a bilingual anatomy course to native Spanish speakers to help remove barriers for their entry to medical school. Lindsey graduated while abroad on a Public Health, Traditional Medicine, and Community Empowerment program with the School for International Training in Chile. She became fully-immersed, using Spanish daily while living with her host family and building life-long friendships. Following this, she served as a rural health volunteer in Belize with the US Peace Corps.
Lindsey holds an M.A. in international economics and development from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. She was a graduate consultant for the first asset management firm serving female vegan entrepreneurs in Mexico City, Mexico, where she designed and led qualitative fieldwork in Spanish. A month after graduation, she flew to Colombia on a competitive fellowship to conduct qualitative fieldwork on gun violence prevention with the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health. She interviewed politicians and stakeholders at the state-level who were involved in enacting gun policies and led focus groups with youth and women’s groups who have been impacted by gun violence throughout Colombia. Currently, she adapts parenting programs for families in Colombia, Bolivia, and Guatemala with Promundo-US, to reduce violence against women and children at the household level. In her free time, she loves to travel, go on excursions in nature, listen to Spanish music, and build relationships. She is excited to build new relationships with her students and others in the Global Language Network.