Hi! I'm Lyndsey

I'm a operations manager who loves

A little bit about me

Lyndsey

I'm a problem solver who's comfortable wearing many hats.

My personal mission is to be present, and to work hard to take care of myself, those around me, and the world we live in. Every day, I learn how to do at least one thing that I’ve never done before, and I love that about my work. It’s that challenge that has me delighted to go to work (almost) every morning.

My diverse work experience serves as proof of my adaptability and ability to deliver nearly anything that's thrown at me. I can translate between engineering, operations, and business development. I can implement sustainability and impact strategies. I can manage procurement, logistics, recruitment, and office administration. I can develop and maintain websites, and manage communications and social media. And I try to bring joy and compassion with everything that I do.

My Resume

Ongoing Education

I am curious by nature so rather than spend my free time idly, I prefer to learn about new things through open online course providers, such as Coursera and edX. These providers connect me to the best institutions from around the world and provide universal access to (mostly) free education.

Continuing education enables me to understand and clarify my purpose and goals. I can keep my knowledge and skills up to date but also learn new material and skills that help me achieve my goals.

  • Social Responsibility & Sustainable Development

  • This course covered why evaluations matter and how they can be used to measure the social impact of development programs. It provideed an understanding of randomised evaluations, with step-by-step training for conducting randomised evaluations. Through a combination of lectures and case studies, the course focused on the benefits and methods of randomisation, how to choose an appropriate sample size, and common threats and pitfalls to the validity of an experiment. The course clarified the importance of completing a needs assessment, how to measure outcomes effectively, quality control, and useful monitoring methods for all kinds of evaluations.

    grade: 77%

  • Managing Responsibly: Managing Responsibly taught an integrative approach to sustainability, responsibility and ethics, which allows managers to deal competently with challenges related to these topics. Through the coursework, I learned about the context of the trend towards responsible management practices, and how practices could be changed to make them more sustainable, responsible, and ethically informed.
    My final project was to explore responsible management practices in solid waste management in emerging regions.

    grade: 100%

  • The lectures in this course provide an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of sustainable development, and draws upon the most recent developments in the social, policy and physical sciences. It describes the complex interactions between the world economy and the earth's physical environment and addresses issues of environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive development. I now have a broad overview of the key challenges and potential solutions for sustainable development in the 21st century

    grade: 90%

  • This course offered a condensed overview of an important and challenging issue, by presenting some approaches to tackle environmental and social challenges in an economically viable way, with examples of solutions from Scandinavia. I learned about strategies to green the economy on four levels: individual, business, city and national.

    grade: 91.5%

  • Business Operations

  • In this course, I learned how to effectively promote a business online and develop a targeted online marketing strategy that engages potential customers throughout the digital landscape. I learned simple digital marketing techniques, including how to build a successful online marketing campaign for all digital channels: search, video, social, email, and display.

  • Applied Scrum for Project Management was focused on orienting students to Agile in the real world, and it’s base framework: Scrum.

    In this course, I learned the key project management processes, roles, mechanics, and philosophies behind Scrum. This gave me the basis for understanding Agile in its purest form, as the course explored why, who, how, and what Scrum looks like applied in the real world. Through case studies, I learned that Agile works, who uses Agile on an industrial scale, and how to run a Scrum team for speed, innovation, leadership, and control. I also learned Scrum team makeup, user story writing, sprint planning, execution, and retro tools.

    grade: 96% (Verified Certificate)

  • In this course, I learned to estimate the expected return of equity and debt, the weighted average cost of capital (WACC), and the opportunity cost of capital to use when discounting the free cash flows to value a firm. In the process, I also learned to estimate the risk of financial assets and how use this measure of risk to calculate expected returns. I completed all hands-on activities for the course, including constructing spreadsheet models to value firms.

    grade: 100%

    In completing this course, I applied the lessons and concepts from the Introduction to Corporate Finance course, and began to practice the basics of firm valuation. Through the course work, I learned how the free cash flow method is applied to value firms and about valuation using multiples. I constructed models to value firms using Excel and Google Sheets.

    grade: 97%

    This course taught me basic financial concepts and rules, and how they can be applied to value firms, bonds, and stocks. The lectures covered the time value of money, cost of capital and capital budgeting. I used spreadsheets to value bonds and stocks, compute NPV and find IRR.

    grade: 96%

  • This business and management course introduces the primary methods and tools needed in the study and practice of supply chains. The focus for this course is the application of these methods, not necessarily the theoretical underpinnings. The course includes an overview of simple probability and decision analysis to ensure that students understand how uncertainty can be modeled. Next, the course moves into basic statistics and regression, and introduces optimization modeling from unconstrained to linear, non-linear, and mixed integer linear programming.

    grade: 94%

  • Through learning and practice, I can now confidently plan a negotiation strategy use key tactics during negotiations, close negotiations with contracts that focus on creating value, and complete the process by successfully performing the contract and evaluating the results.

    grade: 86.7%

  • Computer Programming & Web Design

  • In this course, I applied the concepts of interaction design and human-computer interaction to design and built an interactive, professional looking website. I learned how to make a web page designs adapt to different screen sizes using responsive grid layouts, how to add navigation and other design elements, and how to separate data and display using JavaScript objects and templates.

    grade: 88.5%

  • This course covered the three key basic website programming and design languages: HTML, CSS and JavaScript. As part of the coursework, I created a web page using basic elements to control layout and style that supports interactivity.

    grade: 95%

  • Through the coursework, I learned to code in Java, and I improved my programming and problem-solving skills. I designed algorithms, developed and debugged programs and, using this newfound knowledge, I wrote programs that accessed and transformed images, websites, and other types of data.
    My final project was to build a program that determines the popularity of different baby names in the US over time by analysing comma separated value (CSV) files.

    Cgrade: 91.2%

  • This course covered foundational programming concepts (e.g., functions, for loops, conditional statements) and how to solve problems like a programmer. I learned basic web development as I built simple web pages using HTML, CSS, and Javascript.

    grade: 92%