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Lindsey Waelde

Malcolm X College



Community College

Coach Dream It Real Scholarship

Lindsey Waelde is a 33-year-old returning college student pursuing her Associate’s Degree in Nursing. Lindsey’s passion is psychiatric nursing, and after she finishes this degree in December of 2022, she will immediately pursue her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing through the University of Chicago’s RN-BSN program. Upon finishing her bachelor’s degree, Lindsey plans to attend a doctor of nursing program. She is passionate about mental health, as she has struggled with her own mental health in various ways over the years. Linsey is living proof that a survivor of sexual assault, homelessness, and domestic abuse, can rise above their situation and become the person they have always dreamt of being.

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