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Lindsey Reichlin Cruse

Lindsey Reichlin Cruse

Study Director , Institute for Women’s Policy Research

Lindsey Reichlin Cruse is a Study Director at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR). Lindsey leads IWPR’s Student Parent Success Initiative, which raises awareness of and shares strategies to support the postsecondary success of college students who are parents. Her work includes leading a project to explore strategies for expanding reproductive health care access for community college students, as well as contributing to IWPR’s research on workforce development, work-family supports, and global women’s issues. Lindsey’s recent publications include Improving Success in Higher Education through Increased Access to Reproductive Health Services, Investing in Single Mothers’ Higher Education: Costs and Benefits to Individuals, Families, and Society, and Understanding the New College Majority: The Demographic and Financial Characteristics of Independent Students and their Postsecondary Outcomes. Lindsey has been quoted in several outlets including The Washington Post, the New York Times, NPR, and The Atlantic. Lindsey has a master’s degree from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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  • Centering Student Parent Families in COVID-19 Response

    For the nearly four million undergraduate students with dependent children—including 2.7 million mothers—earning a college degree can make a…