This year the Pat Tillman Foundation is pleased to be working with and supporting 52 Tillman Military Scholars, 41 Tillman Social Action Scholars and 16 returning Tillman Scholars – ASU as they head back to school and continue their service in their communities. Each week we will post one Scholar Profile from this group of outstanding men and women.
Sergeant Lyndsey Anderson, Tillman Military Scholar
Branch of Armed Services: Army
Hometown: Ankeny, Iowa
Institution of Higher Learning: New York University (New York, NY)
Degree Sought: Master of Arts in Museum Studies
As an undergraduate student at the University of Iowa, Sergeant Lyndsey Anderson studied anthropology and art history. As a member of the U.S. Army, and during her 2004 tour of duty in Iraq, Lyndsey spent her downtime collecting and recording items of cultural significance left behind in the city she was stationed. This firsthand experience in cultural conservation reinforced Lyndsey’s commitment to valuing and safeguarding artifacts significant to society and human history. To further this commitment, Lyndsey is currently working towards her Master of Arts in Museum Studies to become a museum professional dedicated to accomplish her goal of bringing museum content to all members of the public.
Quotes from Lyndsey:
“My military service instilled strength deep within me to be continually motivated and constantly demand a new challenge to overcome. Whether it is a national disaster or an international deployment, I stand ready to do what is asked of me. I have never been more proud than when I am dressed in the Army’s uniform.”
“As a returning veteran, I have embraced the importance of community, as it was their support that helped me through one of my life’s hardest times. In return, I hope to provide a more accessible museum experience to the public who are often excluded from these institutions.”