Nationality: (New Jersey) American.
Ethnicity: African descent.
Lyndsey is a successful model with a Computer Science major who creates apps and promote diversity in the tech world..
After graduating from Amherst College with dual majors in Theater and Computer Science, Lyndsey started acting and modeling in NYC and soon became the first African-American model ever to land the prestigious Calvin Klein exclusive during fashion week.
Shows such as Prada, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and The Victoria’s Secret Show soon followed as did campaigns for clients such as DKNY, Baby Phat, and Covergirl and shoots for magazines such as W and Italian Vogue.
Although she currently devotes the majority of her time to her first love — acting, Lyndsey has also returned to her love for technology and now also devotes a portion of her time to programming iOS apps, several of which are currently available on the Apple App Store.
She enjoys helping others with their code — she’s ranked as one of the top iOS answerers on the #1 programming site, Stack Overflow; has recently joined the prestigious tutorial team at raywenderlich.com; and has done video tutorials for kids co-starring the likes of Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg for Code.org.
What an honor to kick off today’s Intercolliate Business Convention at Harvard University! Here I am speaking to a full house of very impressive women at the huwib hibc. (I’m that teeny tiny little white dot on stage)
Lyndsey has been featured by CNN, The BBC, NPR, Good Morning America, Forbes, Harper’s Bazaar, and many other news outlets for both her computer programming skills and her efforts to promote diversity in tech and has recently been named one of the 100 Women of the Year for both UK Elle and AskMen.com.
Learn more about the Hour of Code at http://hourofcode.com.
Had a great time today at the Forbes Women’s Summit. Pic of me and the rest of the STEM panel… What a luxury to be around so many fellow female engineers!
Scene from Patrick Marber’s Closer.