Kevin Monell joined the Student Veterans of America team in May of 2021 and serves as a Program Coordinator. At SVA, Kevin serves as the first point of contact for Chapter Leaders, student veterans, and SVA alumni to resolve inquiries related to programming initiatives, resources for student veterans, and the greater community. He helps develop and support collaborations with chapters to strengthen alignment between individual chapter strategies and SVA’s national priorities. He also supports the Senior Leadership team to plan and implement chapter trainings and events such as: new Chapter Leader orientations, Regional Summits, The Leadership Institute, and the annual National Conference. Additionally, Kevin researches standard college and university operations, policies and trends impacting student veterans, military-connected students, and campus organizations.
Prior to joining SVA, Kevin served as a school safety analyst for Leon County Schools in Tallahassee, Florida. During that time, he coordinated with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office, Tallahassee Police Department, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement regarding strategic information acquisition and distribution relating to school safety. Prior to his time with Leon County Schools, Kevin was a teaching and research assistant at Florida State University, facilitating a variety of courses including: International Terrorism Policy, Intelligence Analysis & Communication, Advanced Intelligence Analysis, and Spy Literature Review.
Kevin Monell holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and a Master of Science in International Affairs from Florida State University. His background and research interest includes understanding the structure of American political ideology, partisanship, and polarization. In his free time, Kevin enjoys hiking, kayaking, and baking.Download Bio