Lindsey Needham joined FairVote in September 2011 as a Democracy Fellow. She primarily focuses her efforts on number-crunching and data-driven analysis. Lindsey recently graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she studied Political Science and Philosophy. Before coming to FairVote, she worked as a research assistant for the UNC Sociology Department to study the spatial-temporal dynamics of social and political movements. She also worked for the Political Science Department to examine the use of the death penalty in North Carolina, primarily examining the evolution of the judicial process. In addition to those jobs, Lindsey spent a summer interning for Project Vote Smart. On the side, Lindsey has become a seasoned crisis line advocate at domestic violence agencies. She also blogs and assists in grassroots organizing for the Bill of Rights Defense Committee.