Lindsay Rice

Lindsay Rice, MSW is the Director of Pathways Programs at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. She runs the UCLA Public Health Scholars Training Program, funded by the CDC, Office of Minority Health and Health Equity, the California Endowment, and the UC-HBCU Initiative and the CA Public Health Corps (CA-PHC) Training and Pathways Program, funded through a collaboration with CDPH and UCSF. Before designing and implementing these training programs, Lindsay was a project manager for several community and school engaged research studies at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. She has experience in community organizing, advocacy and policy, program design, implementation, and evaluation in both the university and nonprofit settings. Lindsay started her career at UCLA in 2011 at Mattel Children’s Hospital, working on community outreach, telehealth development, and communications. Prior to joining UCLA, she worked with an organization supporting Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Campaign, dedicated to providing professional development training for teachers in Los Angeles Unified School District. At the Youth Leadership Institute in San Francisco, Lindsay worked with high school students on community and civic engagement, developing campaigns to remove vending machines from schools and spreading awareness around the cancer-causing ingredients in beauty products. Lindsay is a Los Angeles native and the first in her family to go to college. She completed her undergraduate studies in Sociology at University of California, Santa Barbara and her Master’s degree in Social Work with a focus on youth development and global health from Boston College, completing her master’s practicum in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Lindsay has an unwavering commitment to health equity and social justice. She is a confident mentor with a passion for supporting young people as they explore their educational and career opportunities. She currently lives in the South LA community with her husband/best friend, two children, adorable puppy, and several plant friends. In her free time, she enjoys indoor cycling, stretching, hiking, dancing, drinking coconut milk lattes, and hanging at the beach until the sunsets.


  • MSW, Social Work, Boston College, Boston, MA
  • BA, Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA