Lindy is interested in the genomic, molecular, and neural basis of behavioral evolution. She received her B.A. from Williams College in 1998 and then spent three years as a field assistant in the upper Amazon of Peru, an independent Fulbright Fellow in Tanzania, and an Outward Bound canoe instructor in northern Minnesota. She received her Ph.D. in Population Biology from the University of California at Davis in 2008 under the mentorship of Drs. Michael Turelli and Sergey Nuzhdin and completed postdoctoral work in neurogenetics and behavior with Dr. Leslie Vosshall at The Rockefeller University. She started her own lab at Princeton in 2014, where she holds a joint position in the Princeton Neuroscience Institute and the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.