Teri Lyn Hinds is the director of policy research and advocacy with NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. With over a decade of experience in higher education policy analysis, institutional research, assessment, and planning, Teri has a comprehensive view of effective and appropriate data use for the support of student success from campus to capitol hill. Since joining NASPA in February 2017, her policy portfolio has expanded to include a variety of issues salient to student affairs professionals, including college costs and affordability, campus sexual assault prevention and response, free speech and controversial speakers on campus, campus carry of firearms, and more. Previously, as the director of research and data policy for the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), Teri worked primarily in institutional accountability and transparency as project manager for the Voluntary System of Accountability and Student Achievement Measure initiatives. Her prior work in institutional research, assessment, and strategic planning on two regional comprehensive campuses in the upper Midwest has been an invaluable foundation to the role she plays in Washington, DC. Teri holds a bachelor’s degree in Government from Cornell University and a master’s degree in Social Service Administration with a concentration in health administration and policy from the University of Chicago.