Lindsay Krech, MCD

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
Vanderbilt Kennedy Center
PMB 40
230 Appleton Place
Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: 615-875-9271
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: September 14, 2021


Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Director of Student Supports and Campus Life
Next Steps at Vanderbilt
Discipline(s): Education/Special Education
Community Development
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership


As the Job Developer, Lindsay Krech oversees all career initiatives at Next Steps at Vanderbilt. She partners with university and community organizations to create strategic internship placements for the students each semester, which includes providing one-on-one job coaching and individualized supports. She also manages career training for all Next Steps students and supports work study students who serve as peer job coaches. Using the Customized Employment model, Lindsay works alongside students and their families to develop competitive employment opportunities for students upon graduation.

Lindsay earned her Bachelor's degree in political science from Butler University and graduated with a Master of Community Development degree from Vanderbilt in 2012. During graduate school, she worked for both the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital and the Vanderbilt Center for Nashville Studies.