Robert Lindsley, Ed.D. Director
Hi everyone, my name is Rob and I am the director of the Whole U, which means I spend most of my time working with big picture aspects of the program like design, strategy, partnerships, and evaluation. It also means that I work for U! (I know. Sorry.) Seriously, though, this program is designed to be responsive to your needs and interests, so please do let us know how we can do that better and we will.
Tell us a bit more about yourself, Rob, you ask? Sure thing. I grew up in the Atlanta area, but have lived most of my adult life either in Boston, where I did undergrad and graduate school, or overseas. In grad school I studied human development, and then worked for a number of years throughout Asia and Africa for an international development organization helping to design and run programs that expand health and education opportunities to underserved populations. My fiancé, our cat and I moved here from Indonesia in February of 2013 and have yet to stop talking about how much we love Seattle. We are an active bunch (minus the cat) and like to get outside, eat good food, and participate in anything that has to do with animals. I’ve also maintained a daily meditation practice for about 5 years now, so if you are interested in ways to support a meditation practice in your workday, please let me know. Looking forward to getting to know you all as the program progresses!