Lyndsea Warkenthien

Stanford University | Political 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 Political Science, and minoring 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.


Lyndsea’s Posts:


Opinion: How to Have Constructive Conversations

I would like to start this post off with a caveat. Our views and opinions are formulated by our life experiences. Therefore, I would like to note that the following opinions regarding navigating hard topics are based solely on my own experience. Difficult conversations are exactly that: difficult. If they were easy, I doubt weContinue reading “Opinion: How to Have Constructive Conversations”

Stanford University Academic Planning for 2020 – 2021

Stanford University announced June 29th, 2020 by way of Vice Provost for Student Affairs Susie Brubaker-Cole and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Sarah Church, the academic plan for undergraduate students for the 2020 – 2021 academic year. The university will invite half of the undergraduates to campus for each quarter. Specifically, freshman and new transferContinue reading “Stanford University Academic Planning for 2020 – 2021”

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