Lindsey Lee

University of Pennsylvania, Class of 2027

Major: Nursing

Minor: Healthcare Management

Lindsey Lee is a rising Sophomore pursuing a BS in Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania. Though now residing in San Diego, CA, she grew up in Los Angeles, CA where she gained an interest in healthcare access in low-income communities and people. Lindsey is passionate about health equity in her community, particularly relating access to healthcare resources among low-income and unhoused communities. She later intends to pursue a career in community health or critical care.

During the SUMR program, Lindsey works on a project with Dr. Eileen Lake on the implementation of Scottish nurse staffing measures and its outcomes. She gains critical skills in literature review and learns extensively about the process of nursing research. Lindsey also works with Dr. Jacqueline Brooks Carthon on evaluating the program THRIVE, an intervention that supports social needs and transition of patients after a hospital admission.

At Penn, Lindsey works as a research assistant to Dr. Leigh Ann DiFusco. She conducts qualitative research about the perceptions of driving among adolescents and parents of adolescents who have congenital heart disease. Beyond her roles in research, Lindsey is a passionate lover of music and performs in the Penn Upstage A Cappella. She is also a strong advocate in the APA community and is involved in the Asian Pacific American Nursing Student Association (APANSA) and the Asian Pacific American Heritage Week (APAHW) organizing committee.