SVA Voices

Want to be featured in SVA Voices? Share your story

SVA Voices • Christine Johnson:  
As a part of our mission supporting student veterans in their transition into higher education and civilian life, Student Veterans of America (SVA) shares their success stories through SVA Voices. Through storytelling, we are able to highlight student veteran success, and inspire the next generation of student veterans.

christine johnson

When it comes to being an advocate for lifelong learning, Air Force veteran Christine Johnson is one of the strongest. To name a few of her academic accomplishments, she has earned her A.S. in Political Science with a minor in International Studies, B.A. in Homeland Security, Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief, and her M.A. in Political Science and Foreign Affairs. Christine exemplifies academics at its pinnacle and encourages others to put forth the academic commitment. Christine says, "Never stop learning on the job and aspire to enter into many new classrooms--maybe someday stand at the blackboard (or LED Screen!)."

 

SVA Voices

Want to be featured in SVA Voices? Share your story

SVA Voices • Anita O'Daniel:  

Student Veterans of America prides itself on celebrating the diversity of the many student veterans that make up our chapters across the country. This June, in celebration of LGBT Pride, we not only celebrate the culture and history of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, we also recognize their countless contributions as student veterans and highlight their stories of success.

anita odaniel


Anita O'Daniel is an Air Force veteran, and mother of two young children. She will receive her BA in Deaf Education from University of Tulsa in May of 2018. She plans to continue her education and earn her Masters of Occupational Therapy which will enable her to bring occupational therapy services to the deaf community, which she has observed has a lack of occupational therapists who know how to communicate with deaf clients. She is also currently the Treasurer for the University of Tulsa SVA and married to a fellow Air Force veteran.

SVA Voices

Want to be featured in SVA Voices? Share your story

SVA Voices • David Keener:  

Student Veterans of America prides itself on celebrating the diversity of the many student veterans that make up our chapters across the country. This June, in celebration of LGBT Pride, we not only celebrate the culture and history of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, we also recognize their countless contributions as student veterans and highlight their stories of success.

david keener

David Keener is a 10-year veteran of the Coast Guard, President of his SVA Chapter, and passionate about his career in computer technology. 10 years ago, David was released from the Coast Guard under Don't Ask Don't Tell (DADT), for being gay. As we celebrate National LGBT Pride and inclusivity 365 days a year, we highlight the success David has experienced post-service and how he continues to give back to his community and serve his country. David will be graduating this month from Southern Crescent Technical College in Griffin, Georgia, with an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Computer Programming.

SVA Voices

Want to be featured in SVA Voices? Share your story

SVA Voices • Nadia Zullo Ross:  
Student Veterans of America prides itself on celebrating the diversity of the many student veterans that make up our chapters across the country. This May, in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we not only celebrate the culture, traditions, and history of Asian and Pacific Islanders in the United States, but also recognize their countless contributions as student veterans and highlight their stories of success. Nadia Zullo Ross is an Army and Navy Veteran, and 4th generation military, graduating this month with an MBA at Webster University. She also holds a BBA in Accounting from University of Texas at El Paso.

nadia zullo

Nadia's mother is from the Philippines and her parents met and married when her father was in the Navy and stationed there. She lived in the Philippines from age 6-11, when they had to leave because of the volcanic eruption of Mount Pinatubo in 1991. Nadia explained, "We were evacuated by the Navy and I got to ride my first Navy vessel and Navy helicopter. So thus, my fascination with joining the Navy."

SVA Voices

Want to be featured in SVA Voices? Share your story

SVA Voices • Katherine Pratt:  
Student Veterans of America prides itself on celebrating the diversity of the many student veterans that make up our chapters across the country. This May, in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we not only celebrate the culture, traditions, and history of Asian and Pacific Islanders in the United States, but also recognize their countless contributions as student veterans and highlight their stories of success. Katherine Ingle Pratt is the outgoing President of her SVA chapter at the University of Washington and a Korean American and U.S. Air Force veteran, who also grew up as a military child. Her father also served in the Air Force, and met and married her mother while in Korea.

katherine pratt


Katherine was USAF active duty from Dec 2008 - Dec 2012. She entered active service as a pilot trainee, and after 14 months transferred and became an operational flight test engineer. Prior to commissioning she earned a BS from MIT in Aerospace Engineering, using an Air Force ROTC scholarship. She is currently a PhD student and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow.

  

Click The Banner To Get Our Updates

Become a Member

  SVA Beyond:

 Hiring Tomorrows Leaders Graphic 250 x 200

UpdateChapterInfo

MediaInquiry

 donate to sva

Go to top