Kyndra Lundy

Hometown: Macon, GA

high school: Central HS

college: Georgetown University

MAJOR: Computer Science

Kyndra Lundy is a young African American woman born and raised in Macon, GA. As a toddler her mother and father separated and divorced. She and her mother live with her grandparents in the house her mother was raised in. She has a difficult relationship with her father because he is no longer in Georgia and does not keep in touch. On the other hand, her relationship with her mother is excellent. Kyndra's mother was born with cerebral palsy, so Kyndra has spent much of her life taking care of and assisting her mother. This helped her develop a caring, sympathetic, and humble attitude towards others.

At a young age, Kyndra Lundy was recognized for being both musically and academically talented. She began reading music and taking academically challenging courses in 2nd grade. Upon entering Central High School, she was accepted into the International Baccalaureate Program and Fine Arts Magnet Program. Despite having a full plate with being a section leader in band and a member in other extracurricular activities, she continues to challenge herself by juggling her extracurricular activities, academic workload, and work.

Her determination and personal challenges have allowed her to compete for various programs and opportunities. One of which was becoming a scholar of the Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA). LEDA is devoted to helping low income minority students succeed and thrive in the college of their dreams. As a part of this organization, Kyndra spent 7 weeks of her summer Senior year at Princeton University, attending LEDA’s Aspects of Leadership Summer Institute. During the institute, she had the chance to meet other students from across the nation. Being able to interact with everyone and participate in various discussions on ethics, violence, and leadership in her Aspects of Leadership helped her open her ear to the world around her. The seven weeks spent with 99 other LEDA scholars helped shaped the way thinks and analyzes the world around her.

Since returning home, Kyndra has become a proud feminist and LGBTQ+ rights activist. During, the institute she encouraged her fellow scholars not to be afraid of being themselves around others. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, she understands the struggle of not being able to openly be yourself out of fear of ridicule and discrimination. She hopes to make a change within society through public outreach to make being a part of the LGBTQ+ community culturally acceptable. Kyndra has also noticed the heavy emphasis that the women in her community put on the traditional roles of a woman. While she understands the importance of motherhood and being a wife, she also wants other women to understand that they are more than just mothers and wives. She wants them to know that its okay to step out of the traditional lane into their own course of life. Kyndra Lundy is a young woman who is active in her community and strives to better it in every way possible.

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