Lindsey Botts joined the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program as an executive assistant and program coordinator in December 2016. As EOP’s program coordinator, Lindsey provides comprehensive administrative support to the executive director, Maureen Conway, and assists with various projects throughout the program, including the planning and execution of program-related events and meetings.
Born and raised in Washington, DC, Lindsey Botts has always had a passion for volunteerism and community outreach. After he completed high school, he wanted to see the world beyond DC. He moved to New York City to earn his undergraduate degree in advertising and marketing communications at the Fashion Institute of Technology. After completing internships at several fashion magazines including Vogue and ELLE, he went on to attend grad school at Central Saint Martin’s University of the Arts London, where he got his masters degree in journalism. In London, he gained experience at the Times on the fashion desk and supported the fashion director and several fashion journalists. After grad school, he bounced back to DC and joined the workforce, using his support skills to secure a contract with the Department of Education. When his contract was up, he went onto the American Foreign Service Association, the union and professional association for the Foreign Service, where he supported the vice president and labor management office.