The College

Lindsay Garcia

Associate Dean of the College for Junior/Senior Studies and Recovery & Substance-Free Student Initiatives
Areas of Expertise Commencement Speakers, Degree Completion, Mid-Year Completion Ceremony, Substance Use/Recovery, Junior/Senior Class Studies, Personal and Health Concerns


Lindsay Garcia (she/her) is the Associate Dean of the College for Junior/Senior Studies and Recovery/Substance-Free Student Initiatives at Brown University. She is also a socially-engaged artist, scholar, educator, and person in long term recovery. As director of Brown’s Donovan Program for Recovery and Substance-Free Initiatives, she oversees multidimensional support for students, faculty, and staff in recovery or who identify as substance-free for any reason, including co-facilitating support groups, making referrals to additional professional, social, and emotional supports, advising the SoBear Student Activities Club, and managing the Donovan House, a 17-bed substance-free program house.

She received her Ph.D. in American Studies from William and Mary, her MFA in Visual Art from Purchase College, State University of New York, and her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design.