Class of January 2018
Maggie Seymour spent 10 years as an active duty Marine Corps officer, serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kuwait. A Midwest girl at heart, she's passionate about community, service, and progress. She's current serving in the reserves while completing her PhD in International Studies.
Wesley Wilson served in the United States Army from September 2012 to September 2017 as a Military Police Officer. Wesley served in South Korea, and the United States Military Academy at West Point, in various leadership positions from Honor Guard Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge to Military Police Patrol Supervisor. Wesley is passionate about the veteran community and wishes to recreate the same camaraderie-based relationships outside of the military between veterans. Wesley is a junior at Fordham University studying Organizational Leadership with ambitions to assume leadership roles within the veteran community and implement real change.
Dr. Kevin Bourgault was born, raised, and educated on the Skokomish Indian Reservation in Washington State. At 17, he left the reservation and joined the Army as an infantryman with the 10th Mountain Division (with combat in Somalia, 1992-93). Following his service, he earned a PhD in Education at the University of Oregon and a Masters Degree in Public Policy at Duke University. His policy areas of interest and expertise involve veterans integration issues - including education, employment, housing, and mental health. Today, he serves as a Secretary for the Veterans Legacy Project of Oregon; a community-based, non-profit developing a treatment, therapy, and integration wellness camp for at-risk veterans in Oregon.
Omar Andrews was honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps in 2016. After 6 years in the Infantry, Omar transitioned from a Sergeant Squad Leader to the President of the Student Veterans Organization at the University of Southern Maine. Omar continues to serve his community through policy advocacy dealing with student loan debt and veterans issues.
Joe Fuentes has served in the Marine Reserves since August of 2006, with deployments taking him to Peru, Colombia, Panama, El Salvador, Italy, Djibouti, Uganda, and Afghanistan. While he currently works as a Weapons and Tactics instructor for the United States Air Force, Joe hopes to continue his education in Public Policy, with the ultimate goal of a career in entertainment or education focusing on educating the public on the political process and deescalating the sharply partisan atmosphere.
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