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Lindsey Blau

Academic and Professional Development Manager
Liberal Arts Advisement and Careers

Aside from her dream job as a mother of two hilarious, adventurous little boys, Lindsey Blau has 17 years professional experience, 12 years management experience, and 10 years project management experience. Clearance: Top Secret. She currently works as an Academic and Professional Development Manager for the Liberal Arts Advisement and Careers office at BYU, worked at BYU-Idaho for 5 years as an advisor and adjunct Business Faculty prior to joining the BYU ranks, and teaches GS 170, a Career Development course through BYU-Idaho.

She is a Master of Public Administration (MPA) with an emphasis in educational leadership from the University of Utah, and received two bachelor’s degrees: communication with a specialty in public relations and English with a specialty in technical writing from Utah State University.

Lindsey worked with various government agencies, PR firms, software companies, small businesses, large corporations, and non-profit organizations nationwide, ran her own business for a time, and started over after her master’s as a lifeguard, substitute teacher, and intern. During a time of enormous stretching and change, she worked as a Communication Specialist and Business Analyst for the Executive Office of the President of the United States (The White House) that was a huge and life-altering pivot in her career trajectory.

More than where she has been, she is finally doing what she set out to do 9 years ago, helping students, job seekers, and women having most recently developed the Women of FHSS initiative. “I thrive on getting to know my students, particularly women - their dreams, interests and pursuits, and am passionate about coaching them through life’s decisions and challenges.”

Lindsey has been laid-off, unemployed, has worked in fields that have been predominantly men, is a single mom and the sole bread-winner for her family. Her multi-passions, personal experiences, and non-linear career path has given her insight that helps her empathize with many individuals and broaden their minds to possibilities.

Lindsey enjoys time with family and friends, cooking/experimenting with new recipes—eating, singing, reading books, traveling, blogging (she has two!), swimming, and being an extroverted extrovert.