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SVA Voices • Rose Cervantes: 

Student Veterans of America (SVA) prides itself on inclusion and celebrating the diversity of the many student veterans that make up SVA Chapters across the country. The purpose of SVA Voices is to amplify the stories of these student veterans. We at Student Veterans of America celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by recognizing student veterans of Hispanic heritage, and will highlight their stories from September 15th to October 15th.

SVA Voices Rose Cervantes

Rose Cervantes's parents migrated from Mexico to the U.S. to give her opportunities they had only dreamed of. Prior to attending the University of Houston, Cervantes served in the U.S. Navy. "I am a proud Mexican American, Navy Veteran, UH Cougar, and I am grateful to be a part of the SVA Family," she says.


Cervantes says that the best part of being a student veteran is being able to take advantage of everything that college has to offer and, at the same time, contributing to leadership within campus organizations.

Rose Cervantes at Houston LIS

Rose Cervantes speaks to fellow student veterans during the 2016 SVA Leadership Summit in Houston.

"I am currently in my senior year and my chapter is helping me achieve success by connecting me with amazing companies and influential people. Without my chapter, I would not have made the connections or memories thus far."

Upon graduation in May 2017, Cervantes intends to continue making a difference in the world by starting a career capable of having a positive impact on the communities that surround her.

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