Lindsey Gardner is the Director of External Relations for the STEM Education Coalition, a coalition of more than 600 businesses, professional, and education organizations. Gardner manages media, legislative, and stakeholder relations for the Coalition. Gardner has a particular interest in preparing American students to compete in the 21st century economy. Previously, Gardner spent three years working with the media and government reform issues on Capitol Hill. Gardner earned her B.A. in History and Classical Archaeology from the University of Michigan.