Lindsay Hill leads the Raikes Foundation’s internal and external diversity, equity, and inclusion work. In this role, Lindsay supports the foundation trustees, leadership team, and strategy and operations teams to ensure that the Raikes Foundation’s investments and partnerships lead to a more just and equitable world. Prior to this role, Lindsay served as a program officer on the Raikes Foundation national education strategy and helped to launch the Building Equitable Learning Environments (BELE) Network. The BELE Network is an innovative learning collaborative that brings together education nonprofits, educators, research institutions, and experts in equity, improvement science, and scaling for impact, to transform the education system. The network tests and scales innovative practices, policies, and approaches to ensure that aspects of students’ identities no longer predict their educational outcomes and that our system is equitable for all young people.
Before joining the Raikes Foundation, Lindsay spent four years as the founding executive director of Teach For America – Washington. She began her career as a fourth-grade teacher in Brooklyn and later worked as a teacher coach, supporting new teachers in three of New York City's boroughs. Lindsay has also served as the director of training and support for the "I Have a Dream" Foundation. She sits on the board of directors for two nonprofits, including the Wayfinder Foundation, a nonprofit that funds women activists in regions across the country.
In addition to her work at the Raikes Foundation, Lindsay is also a public speaker and a diversity, equity, and inclusion coach and trainer for individuals and organizations through her consulting business, Sojourner Advising. She is also a fellow with the Billions Institute, an organization dedicated to achieving large scale social change. She holds a bachelor's degree in sociology and public policy from Pomona College and a master's degree in teaching from Pace University. Lindsay lives in Seattle, Washington with her partner Matt and four children. They love traveling, camping, playing sports, playing music and supporting activists and movements in Seattle and across the country.