Lindsay Ellis is a Washington, D.C.-based reporter. She writes about business education, young professionals at work and the college-to-career transition at The Wall Street Journal. As a senior reporter at The Chronicle of Higher Education, she reported on Covid-19, campus diversity, workplace issues, political polarization and governance, revealing leadership missteps and colleges’ financial incentives as campuses make high-stakes decisions. After one year at The Chronicle, she was tapped to join the magazine’s investigative unit, digging into political influence over university boards.

She came to The Chronicle after reporting on Texas higher-education issues and local news for the Houston Chronicle, where she was part of a team that won an APME Grand Prize and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for breaking-news coverage of Hurricane Harvey.

Her work has also been featured in The Christian Science Monitor and The Albany Times Union. A Boston native, Lindsay studied English and history at Dartmouth College.