Bethany Lindsey, Director of Education (she/her) 

Share a little bit about your background and previous experience in education.

Education is my career. I have worked in schools as a teacher, volunteer, or admin since I graduated from college. Most recently, I was working as the Program Director at Galvanize’s Seattle office. I truly believe that education is the best way to create positive change in the world. 

What part of Ada’s mission resonates with you most?

Ada’s mission really resonates with me on so many levels. I have always been passionate about social justice issues, and Ada puts my administrative skills together with my values. 

What are you most excited about as you take on the role of Director of Education?

I love being a part of a student’s transformation process. My favorite thing is seeing the student go from a very nervous/excited person on Day 1, to an unsure student in the middle of the course, to a confident graduate with a new job. The Director of Education position allows me to be a part of that process, and help craft a part of that journey.

How do you see your role in helping the Ada program grow and move forward?

In my household, we joke that I am a tornado of organization. I like to come into a new situation, consult with stakeholders, and streamline processes and create order.  

When not at Ada, what are some of your favorite pastimes?

I love to read, run, and spend quality time with my kids and husband.