Our veteran ambassadors are veterans, just like you, who have made the transition to the civilian world. This group is for all active Law School Ambassadors.
Peter graduated with a B.A. in History from Washington & Lee University in 2002 and received his J.D. from Wake Forest in 2006. In 2008, he left the private practice of law to attend OCS and was commissioned as a U.S. Marine Officer where he served in a variety of capacities until 2013. Peter is currently in private practice in Washington, DC and is happy to assist fellow veterans with their transitions.
Kyle received his B.A. in History and commissioned an Infantry Officer from Texas A&M University in May of 2009. In eight years of active duty he served as a Platoon Leader, Executive Officer, Aide-de-Camp, Assistant Operations Officer, and three time Company Commander. He is a Ranger School graduate and has deployed twice to Afghanistan and once to Korea. In the Fall of 2017 he will enter Texas Law as part of the class of 2020.
Nathan graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics and Political Science. He commissioned in the United States Marine Corps and served as an infantry officer, holding several billets including platoon commander, company executive officer, and company commander. Nathan leaves active duty in 2017 and will attend law school in the fall (Class of 2020).
Joe hails from Texas originally and graduated from Texas State University in 2010 with a BA in International Relations. Joe enlisted in the Navy in 2012 and was stationed on USS Carl Vinson in San Diego, CA. He completed a 10 month deployment in support of Operation Inherent Resolve from 2014-2015 and separated in 2016. Joe is currently attending University of Texas School of Law (class of 2019).
Prior to his academic pursuits, Joe enlisted in the Army and served in the 75th Ranger Regiment from 2007 to 2011. Between 2011 and 2013, Joe served in the Virginia Army National Guard’s 116th Infantry while getting a foothold in his college education. In December of 2015, Joe graduated from the University of Richmond, earning a B.A. in American Studies. Joe is now a first year J.D. candidate at the University of Richmond School of Law.
Alexander went to high school in Sherman, TX. He also got his undergraduate degree in Political Science there graduating Magna Cum Laude and Student Body President from Austin College. After college, Alexander completed the Teach For America program as a 3rd grade teacher and joined the Air Force Reserve in San Antonio, TX. Enlisting in May 2014, Alexander is currently an Operations Intelligence Analyst with the 433rd Airlift Wing at Lackland AFB and pursuing his JD at the University of Texas School of Law.
Justin graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 2012 with a B.S. in Operations Research. He spent three years at Coast Guard Sector Boston, where he was a Command Duty Officer prosecuting search and rescue cases in the Sector’s command center, and also led the Sector’s Vessel Boarding and Security Team. Justin is a 2L at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he is on the Law Review and RegBlog (http://www.regblog.org/). He is attending law school through the Coast Guard’s JAG/FLEP program, and has a commitment to JAG after graduating from Penn Law. Justin lives in Philadelphia with his wife and 1 year-old son.
Ryan is currently pursuing his JD from the University of Virginia School of Law. Upon graduation in 2017, he will return to Chicago to work as a litigation associate at Winston & Strawn. Ryan teaches legal reasoning to cadets at Virginia Military Institute and directs one-week “academic boot-camps” for veterans during the summer as part of the Warrior-Scholar Project. Prior to law school, he earned his BA in International Studies from the University of Michigan and his AA in Arabic from the Defense Language Institute. From 2010-2012, Ryan spent two years teaching English and debate at an inner-city high school in Detroit as part of Teach For America. From 2005-2010, he served five years active duty as an enlisted Arabic translator in the Marine Corps, which included two deployments to Al-Anbar province in Iraq.
Steven is from Green Cove Springs, FL and graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 2013 with a B.S. in History. After commissioning, he became a Contracting Officer and was assigned to Joint Base Andrews, MD. In the summer of 2016 he deployed to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti where he served as the Contract and Finance Flight Chief for the 726 Expeditionary Air Base Squadron. He will graduate from George Mason University in 2017 with a Master of Public Policy with an emphasis on Government Institutions and Policy Management. He will attend the University of Virginia School of Law following the completion of his Air Force commitment.
Cameron graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from North Carolina State University in 2008. After graduating, Cameron spent some time backpacking through the Middle East before enlisting in the Army. Cameron served in the Special Operations Community as a Psychological Operations Sergeant for four years, including two combat deployments. After leaving active duty, he received his J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law, and is currently attending Duke University School of Law for an LL.M. in Law and Entrepreneurship.
Chris enlisted in the Air Force in 2007 and completed his undergraduate studies while serving on Active Duty. His first assignment was to the 7th Air Support Operations Squadron, where he deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan as a TACP (Tactical Air Control Party) member with 1st Armored Division. After completing the Special Operations Selection Course, he was assigned to the 21st Special Tactics Squadron, where he deployed to Afghanistan with 1st SFG. In 2013, he became a JTAC Instructor (JTAC-I), preparing his Special Tactics Team for combat before his fourth deployment with 3rd SFG. Chris separated from Active Duty as a Staff Sergeant in 2014 and earned an MPA at USC (Los Angeles) with a Research Fellowship at the CREATE Homeland Security Center. Chris also holds a Graduate Certificate in Public Policy, a BA in Psychology, and an AAS in Information Systems Technology. He is currently the Legal Services Director for Veterans Education Success, a Policy Intern at Free the Slaves, and a JD Candidate at Georgetown University Law Center. He enjoys hiking and camping in Virginia with his pit bull, Eggy.
Charlie Bell is currently a JD candidate at Georgetown University. Prior to law school, he was a United States Army field artillery officer from 2005 through 2015, most of which he served in the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg. Charlie has deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq. He holds a BA in English from Campbell University and an MBA with distinction from Liberty University.
Brendan graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 2006 with a BS in Government, specializing in Public Policy. He served ten years in the Coast Guard, including six years at sea enforcing immigration and drug law, and deployed to the Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Brendan earned a Masters from the George Washington University while on active duty, is a Veterans in Global Leadership mentor, and is a member of the Truman National Security Project Defense Council. He left active duty in 2016 to pursue a JD at Boston College Law School.
Ty is a student at Columbia Law School. Originally from Wisconsin, he graduated from the University of Dallas and commissioned into the Marine Corps in 2009. As a public affairs officer, he first worked for Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, and the Third Marine Aircraft Wing, then deployed to Afghanistan as a staff PAO for the International Security Assistance Force – Joint Command. Ty recently completed his seven years of service as the deputy for media and digital engagement at Headquarters Marine Corps in Washington, D.C. He and his wife are very, very slowly adjusting to life in Manhattan.
Ashley graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2009 with a B.S. in Sociology. She commissioned as a Military Intelligence Officer and was stationed at Joint Base Lewis McChord as a member of 4-2 SBCT. She was deployed to Afghanistan in 2012-2013 as a Female Engagement Team member and Brigade Assistant Intelligence Officer. After leaving active duty in the spring of 2014, Ashley joined Teach for America as a high school mathematics teacher in San Jose, CA. During her time in the classroom, she also completed a Masters of Education in Policy and Administration from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. Ashley is a J.D. Candidate at Georgetown University Law Center and a member of the GULC Global Law Scholars Program. Ashley is a 2016 Pat Tillman Foundation Scholar.
Dani received her commission in 2007 as an Adjutant General Officer through Army ROTC at the University of Central Florida (UCF). At UCF, she earned a BS in Interpersonal Communications, a minor in Spanish, and a certificate in Women’s Studies. From 2008 - 2012, Dani served in various S1/Adjutant positions within the 82 nd Airborne Division. After being selected for Civil Affairs at Fort Bragg, her area of concentration was Asia Pacific and Mandarin Chinese. Following her medical retirement from the Army in 2015, Dani entered the class of 2018 at Wake Forest University School of Law.
John is entering his first year at the University of Richmond School of Law. Originally from Durham, N.C., he enlisted in the Navy in 2006 as a Cryptologic Technician Technical. John attended college while on Active Duty and is a 2014 graduate of the American Military University with a B.A. in Intelligence Studies. While on Active Duty he has deployment experience in the SOUTHCOM Area of Responsibility conducting Counter Illicit Trafficking Operations as well as a deployment to Afghanistan supporting Special Operations and Village Stability Operations. John has transitioned from Active Duty to the Naval Reserves as he enters Law School.
Josh received his BA in Economics and Middle Eastern Studies from Columbia University in 2009. After graduating, Josh joined the Dubai office of Monitor Deloitte and consulted on economic development projects in the Middle East for two years. In 2012, he attended Army Officer Candidate School and commissioned as an Infantry Officer. Josh served as an Infantry Platoon Leader in the 2nd Infantry Division at Camp Casey and the 11th Cavalry Regiment at Fort Irwin. He will attend Harvard Law School in the Fall of 2016.
Tianyi graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2011 with a B.S. in International Relations and International Law. A native Texan, she commissioned as a Military Intelligence Officer and was stationed in Camp Red Cloud, South Korea and Fort Hood, Texas. She was deployed to Afghanistan in 2014 and Iraqi in the spring of 2016. Tianyi will be leaving active duty in the fall of 2016 and attending Yale Law School.
Will is a first-year student at the University of Virginia Law School. He graduated West Point in 2011 with a B.S. in History. While at West Point he captained the Mixed Martial Arts Team. Following graduation, Will was stationed at Fort Hood for five years including a one-year deployment to Kuwait. Will is also a professional LSAT Tutor with Varsity Tutors.