Lindsey attended Loyola Marymount University, where she was majoring in communications studies.
University President Timothy Law Snyder said in a statement that she was a "devoted animal lover and climate change advocate" who had transferred to the university from Santa Monica College.
Lindsey participated in the LMU Entrepreneurship Society, Tau Sigma National Honor Society and worked as a communications assistant for the Seaver College of Science and Engineering. She also was a student researcher with the college's Center for Urban Resilience, Snyder said.
It's unclear what type of sharks attacked Lindsey. The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism issued "precautionary advisories to the public" in response to the attack.
Shark attacks on humans are rare, and fatal attacks are even more unusual. University of Florida researchers reported that people worldwide had 130 interactions with sharks last year, five of which were fatal.
(Times staff writer Hannah Fry contributed to this report.)
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