Meet Lindsay Cross

Lindsay Cross proves every day that principled, dedicated leadership really can make the world a better place. As Executive Director of the Florida Wildlife Corridor, she brought business and community stakeholders together with public agencies to protect water supply, natural habitats and wildlife. During 14 years with the Tampa Bay Estuary Program, she tackled tough issues related to flooding, beach erosion, algae blooms and air pollution.

Lindsay is a statewide leader as an advocate for Florida’s environment and will bring that same tenacity to improving our public schools and transportation infrastructure, and ensuring affordable health care for all. She’s running for State Senate to ensure a high quality of life for all Floridians.

Among Lindsay’s many community activities, she has

  • Served as a Rotary International Group Study Exchange member to Concepcion, Chile following the devastating earthquake in 2010.
  • Mentored youth in science and development skills as the Education and Outreach Officer for the Teen Research Underwater Explorers Dive Team.
  • Initiated the Gopher Weedon Trail Run (8 years running) to support environmental education and restoration at Weedon Island Preserve, including funding of school field trips for Title I schools in Pinellas County.
  • Auditioned member/singer of the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay and First Presbyterian Church in St. Petersburg.

Lindsay earned a BS in Environmental Health from Colorado State University and a MS in Environmental Science and Policy from University of South Florida. She spent two semesters studying abroad in Costa Rica and Spain and has served as a translator for business development in Mexico.

Lindsay is a graduate of the Florida Natural Resources Leadership Institute, Leadership St. Pete, and the Eckerd College Leadership Development Institute. She is a certified SCUBA Dive Master and yoga instructor. Lindsay is an active athlete, completing two marathons and two half-Ironman-distance triathlons. She regularly mentors women in science fields and was a keynote speaker for the Women in STEM conference hosted by the Tampa Bay Association of Environmental Professionals.

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