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Lindsey Tepe

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Lindsey Tepe
Director, Governmental Affairs

Lindsey Tepe serves as the Director of Governmental Affairs for APLU, where she conducts research and advocacy in support of member universities’ federal higher education policy priorities.

Before joining APLU, Lindsey served as a Fellow with the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray’s staff. Prior to working on Capitol Hill, Lindsey served as a Senior Policy Analyst with the Education Policy program at New America, where she researched and wrote on a range of policy issues spanning PreK-12 and Higher Education. She began her career in the classroom, teaching elementary students in Chicago Public Schools. Lindsey and her work have been featured in media outlets including The Atlantic, Fortune, Slate, Inside Higher Ed, Education Week, and others.

Lindsey holds a Master of Public Administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, as well as a Master of Arts in Teaching from Dominican University. She attended Arizona State University for undergraduate studies, earning a Bachelor of Science in Economics.