Lindsey Shirley has served at Oregon State University since June 2016. She holds a Ph.D. in family and consumer sciences education from Iowa State University, a M.Ed. in family education from the University of Minnesota, and a B.S. in family and consumer sciences from Iowa State University. During her career, she has garnered numerous honors, published two books and a variety of other research-based publications, secured external funding, and held multiple leadership positions at the university, state, and national levels. She has used her drive and motivation to develop new academic and Extension programs while maintaining historical offerings at land-grant institutions in the West.