Linden grew up in KCMO and attended the Pembroke Hill School. While in high school, she became a National Merit Scholar, was a captain of the field hockey team and the track and field team, and participated in a number of other activities.
Leaving the Midwest, she ventured to the west coast to attend Claremont McKenna College, a liberal arts school in Claremont, California. As a Stagthena (a unique school mascot), Linden enjoyed IM innertube water polo, visiting Disneyland, and being the RA of Wohlford Hall. An International Relations major, she studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina. While in South America, she also visited Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay, and spent a week attending meetings at the MERCOSUR headquarters and working on her paper about El FOCEM. Linden wrote her thesis on Hugo Chavez and his rise to power in Venezuela.
In her free time, Linden works on projects for PREP-KC, an education non-profit which works to increase college-readiness and access to high-quality employment for students in urban school districts. She also serves as an Alumni Interviewer for CMC. Linden loves the Kansas City Chiefs, board games, the outdoors, pick-up soccer games, and Words with Friends.
Linden is available for online tutoring for the ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT, & LSAT.