Lynsey advocates for affordable housing, anti-displacement protections, and equitable access to transportation on behalf of low-income communities and communities of color. Her work focuses on equitable implementation of Plan Bay Area 2040. Lynsey joined Public Advocates as an Arthur Liman Public Interest Fellow in 2017.
Previously, Lynsey worked for the Centre of Live and Learn for Environment and Community in Ha Noi, Viet Nam as a Henry Luce Scholar and for the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, DC. During law school, she clerked for the New York Attorney General’s Office and the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources and worked on voter protection efforts during the 2016 Presidential Election.
Lynsey received her law degree from Yale Law School and a Master of Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies in 2017. During law school, Lynsey served as the Diversity and Membership Officer for the Yale Law Journal and was a member of the Community & Economic Development Clinic, the Environmental Protection Clinic, and the Native Peacemaking Clinic where she represented a range of clients on affordable housing, lead poisoning, Indian law, tribal law, and restorative justice issues. In 2017, Lynsey received the White River Environmental Law Writing Competition Prize from the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law for her paper, A Billion Grains of Truth: Distributional Impacts of Household-Level Climate Change Tax Subsidies in the United States, 18 Vt. J. Envtl. L. 666 (2017). Lynsey graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with Honors from Vanderbilt University in 2010 where she was a Chancellor’s Scholar.