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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.

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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.

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SVA Voices • Hector Moncada: 

As a part of our mission in aiding veterans with their transition into higher education and civilian life, SVA shares the stories of student veterans through our SVA Voices series in the hopes that, through storytelling, we can demonstrate the successes of student veterans across the country and inspire the next generation of leaders.

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Hector Moncada is a U.S. Army veteran who is currently serving an AmeriCorps VISTA term, working as a Chapter Liaison at Student Veterans of America’s National Headquarters in Washington, DC. Prior to moving to Washington, DC, Moncada earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from the University of the Pacific, where he also served as the Chapter Leader for his SVA Chapter.

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SVA Voices • Edelyn Peralta
Student Veterans of America 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. From September 15th to October 15th we will be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by recognizing student veterans of Hispanic heritage.

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Edelyn Peralta served in the United States Air Force prior to attending the University of Houston, where she is currently working on a BS in Psychology. Along with being a female veteran, Edelyn also takes great pride in being a first generation Dominican American.

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SVA Voices • Fredy Esquivel: 
As a part of our mission in aiding veterans with their transition into higher education and civilian life, SVA shares the stories of student veterans through our
SVA Voicesseries in the hopes that, through storytelling, we can change the narrative surrounding veterans and inspire the next generation of student veterans.

To inspire others to chase their careers following graduation, Fredy Esquivel, a student veteran from the University of Washington-Seattle, shares his story:
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Fredy Esquivel served in the U.S. Marine Corps prior to pursuing his Bachelor of Arts in Public Health at the University of Washington - Seattle. On campus, Fredy is the President of his SVA Chapter, as well as the Student Mascot Handler for the university. Off campus, Fredy serves as a fellow for The Mission Continues.

 

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SVA Voices: Pete Kiernan

As a part of our mission in aiding veterans with their transition into higher education and civilian life, SVA shares the stories of student veterans through our 
SVA Voices  series in the hopes that, through storytelling, we can demonstrate the successes of student veterans across the country and inspire the next generation of leaders.

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Pete Kiernan served in the U.S. Marine Corps before making his transition into higher education. He is currently pursuing his Bachelors in Political Science at Columbia University in New York City. Kiernan has been an active leader in the SVA Chapter, U.S. Military Veterans of Columbia University and is a current SVA Scholar, having received the NBC Universal-SVA Scholarship. He is also a founding member and current President of the Ivy League Veterans Council, an organization founded to study, address, and resolve under-representation by U.S. military veterans in the student populations of elite academic institutions. They advocate forundergraduate recruitment of military veterans, campus integration and academic growth, and provide networking opportunities and ensure post-graduation success.

  

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