Lindsay Rosenthal, Fellow
Lindsay Rosenthal is the 2013-2014 Ms. Foundation Fellow. An emerging leader for women’s rights and gender equity, Rosenthal’s policy and advocacy work at the Ms. Foundation focuses on girl survivors of sexual and physical abuse in foster care and the juvenile justice system. She brings her direct service background and experience in national health policy to the fight to ensure girls receive the services they need to recover from abuse and thrive going forward. Her work leverages the Affordable Care Act to improve access to quality care for vulnerable girls and disrupt the “abuse to prison pipeline” that funnels many girl survivors into a lifetime of involvement with the criminal justice and child welfare systems.
Rosenthal joins the Ms. Foundation from the Center for American Progress where her research focused on health care access for key constituencies including women, communities of color, and young people. Her work on women’s rights at the Center is featured extensively in the “Fairshot Campaign: A Plan for Women and Families to Get Ahead.” While at the Center, she also led a working group on military sexual assault and is the co-author of Twice Betrayed: Bringing Justice to the Military’s Sexual Assault Problem. Her work has appeared in USA Today, US News and World Report, Think Progress, NBC Latino, National Public Radio and other outlets. Rosenthal holds a master's degree from the University of Chicago and a bachelor's degree from Florida International University.