Lindsey Cazessus is a policy entrepreneur at Next100, an advocate for economic justice, and a first-generation college graduate. At Next100, Lindsey’s work focuses on designing compassionate, effective policies to end poverty and is informed by her experience growing up in low-income, rural Alabama. She works to expand and improve safety net benefits like the Child Tax Credit (CTC) and advance policies to support all families, like universal paid leave.
Prior to joining Next100, Lindsey worked as a New York City Urban Fellow with the NYC Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity (NYC Opportunity). At NYC Opportunity, she supported a portfolio of anti-poverty policies and programs, including initiatives to improve access to child care and aid the city’s economic recovery. Before her fellowship, she worked with the Bob Graham Center for Public Service. Lindsey studied economics and political science at the University of Florida and graduated in 2019.