Lyndsea Warkenthien

Stanford University | Computer Science

Navy | Intelligence Specialist

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About Lyndsea:

I am originally from Huron, South Dakota. I know, now you have met someone from South Dakota. I enlisted in the United States Navy after graduating from high school in 2009. I am currently an undergraduate student at Stanford University, majoring in Computer Science. I am enthusiastic about supporting education in technology for women and girls and well as breaking down barriers associated with STEM. I am not a natural at math, but I believe it’s worth all the pain. Additionally, I am an officer in Stanford’s Undergraduate Veterans Association, where we are attempting to build on our small, but mighty, community of veteran undergraduates.

I served in the United States Navy for ten years. No one ever told me I could apply the skills and discipline I learned in the Navy in my pursuit of higher education. No one told me that I could or that I should apply to elite universities. I believe that is a tragedy. There are many high achieving veterans waiting to pursue their dreams; all they need is the road map to help them along the path. I am committed to helping others reach their goals through education.


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