Lindsay Ernst received her BA in Spanish from Davidson College in Davidson, NC in 1997. During college, Lindsay spent a semester studying Latin American history and politics in Merida, Venezuela and a summer researching human rights abuses in Guatemala, Nicaragua and El Salvador.
In 1998, Lindsay received a Rotary Scholarship to study sustainable development in Peru through the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Peru. While in Peru, Lindsay also conducted primary research on the development of Rainforest Expeditions, an eco-tourism project in the Amazon River basin designed to empower local communities and preserve natural resources.
In the spring of 2003 Lindsay received the MCI WorldCom/Fordham Fellowship in International Law to study women’s property rights in Ghana over the summer. There, Lindsay also worked with the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA – Ghana) where she co-mediated disputes involving child custody, estates and marital problems.
Lindsay is a NY State-certified mediator with the Family Court Mediation Project, a board member of the Fordham Student Sponsored Fellowship, a founding member of Project KNOW, a staff member of the Fordham International Law Journal and a mentor with the Administration for Children Services’ Independent Living Program.