Bricolage: “shaping the beautiful and useful out of the dump heap of human life.” – Claude Levi-Strauss

Lindsey is constantly trying to make sense of our crazy world. On “Bricolage,” she hopes to compile and share her latest essays and insights from her classes and life.

About Lindsey:

Hailing from Honolulu, Hawaii, Lindsey Combs is a student at Yale University majoring in Sociology with a concentration in Markets and Society. Guiding her studies is an interest in the way that cultural and social interactions affect inequality, prejudice, consumption, and one’s sense of identity. She is passionate about sociology, education, debating social issues, and connecting with people.

Lindsey identifies as hapa-haole, Hawaiian for “half-white,” and half Chinese-Hawaiian. Lindsey has her roots in Hawaii, the cultural and ethnic diversity of which spurred her interest in cultural sociology. Also integral to Lindsey’s identity is her lovely older sister, Alissa, who has cerebral palsy and a seizure disorder. Lindsey grew up playing basketball, dancing, and running track and field. She is the 2013 Hawaii state champion in the 300m hurdles, and walked-on to the track team in her freshman year at Yale.

Aside from her studies at Yale, Lindsey is the publicity coordinator, a choreographer, and dancer for Yale’s first and only hip-hop dance group, Rhythmic Blue, Co-Vice President of Yale Launch, an entrepreneurial start-up incubator, and a high-school tutor at Saint Martin de Porres Academy.