lindsey jacobs

Lindsey Jacobs

Policy and Advocacy Director 

lindsey@pepgc.org • 864-365-0079

Lindsey is the Policy and Advocacy Director for Public Education Partners and brings with her a wealth of experience in law, policy and organizing.

She will work to advance PEP’s mission by leading and managing our efforts to equip PEP, PEP’s Board of Directors, community organizations, elected officials and other education stakeholders with the knowledge and capacity to be powerful advocates for a stronger, more equitable public education system. By engaging with education-related issues, policies, research and data, Lindsey is able to help build communal knowledge and empower community members to take action. She is also responsible for developing and supporting PEP’s legislative priorities and manages PEP’s Education Policy Fellows program.

Lindsey, a proud Mountaineer, was born and raised in West Virginia and graduated with a B.A. in Spanish from West Virginia University. Lindsey obtained her Juris Doctorate in 2013 and is licensed to practice law in North Carolina and South Carolina. Lindsey’s law practice was dedicated to serving survivors of violence, with a focus on victims’ rights, family and immigration law.

Prior to joining the PEP team, Lindsey was the Upstate Field Director for Conservation Voters of South Carolina where she received a first-rate education in organizing and South Carolina politics. In that role, she worked to inform voters and help them realize their individual and collective political power.

In addition to her work at PEP, Lindsey is committed to improving Greenville’s civic understanding and participation and believes in accessible and transparent government. She coordinates the Greenville Food & Farm Coalition, serves on the Greenville County Board of Zoning Appeals, the South Carolina Food Policy Council and is a member of the GVL2040 Steering Committee. In her free time, she can be found tending to her backyard garden, City Fig Farm, exploring our national parks or hiking through Appalachia with her husband and their dog, Sioux.

Most Rewarding Aspect of Working with PEP

The Community

“I am in awe of the PEP team, PEP’s Board and our many community partners and supporters. The way the PEP community collaborates and cooperates to elevate our students, schools and teachers is truly inspiring. I am grateful to be a part of the movement to support and improve our public education system.”