I joined the Navy in 2012 shortly after the ten-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. I went on Deployment with the USNS Comfort in 2015 for their humanitarian mission Continuing Promise. I also served aboard the Destroyer the USS Jason Dunham. When my time was up in the military, I decided to attend Texas Tech because it had a great reputation and was close to my family in Amarillo, TX. My major is in Psychology, and I want to pursue a career in counseling. I joined the Veteran’s Association because I was looking for the camaraderie that I missed from my time in service. I ran for President of Veteran’s Association when I saw how important it was for my transition back to civilian life, and I wanted to pass that on to as many veterans as I could in my time here at Tech. NATCON is one of the biggest resources, and opportunities for student veterans, and every year it is our mission to send as many Tech Veterans as we can.