Jonathan Granata is an Ohio transplant, living in Washington, D.C. while completing his year of service as an AmeriCorps Vista Member with Student Veterans of America. Jonathan served in the United States Air Force as a C-130 Loadmaster, stationed in Abilene, Texas at Dyess AFB. Jonathan was deployed twice and participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom OIF, Operation Enduring Freedom OEF, and Operation New Dawn.
After completing his service Jonathan returned to Dayton, Ohio and graduated from Wright State University with a BS in organizational Leadership. Jonathan also served as President of his universities Student Veterans of America chapter, and was a member of Student Government. Jonathan will be continuing his education in the fall of 2016, attending George Washington University for graduate school. He will be working at the SVA Headquarters as a Development Specialist/AmeriCorps Vista Member with the aim of helping build capacity through fundraising and development.