Service to School is led by veterans who have successfully transitioned from the military into top colleges and graduate schools. We provide free admissions counseling to military veterans to help them get into great schools and maximize their career opportunities. We work on a pay-it-forward model: the applicants we’ve mentored in the past become our S2S “ambassadors” and counsel new S2S applicants. That allows us to serve as many veterans as possible as they navigate the school selection and admissions process.
This is our leadership team.
Brendan graduated from the US Naval Academy in 2012, earning a B.S. in Quantitative Economics with distinction. Following initial training at The Basic School and the Infantry Officer’s Course in Quantico, Brendan became a Platoon Commander with First Battalion, First Marines in Camp Pendleton, California. Following a deployment to Okinawa Japan, Brendan volunteered for an advisor deployment and served as an advisor to the Iraqi Security Forces for nine-months. Brendan will pursue an MBA at The Wharton School in the Fall of 2017.
Brian graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2012 with a double major in International Relations and French. Upon graduation, Brian commissioned as an Infantry Officer and was stationed at Vilseck, Germany. He served as a Rifle Platoon Leader in Afghanistan and as the Battalion S4 for two rotations to Eastern Europe. Brian will be pursuing his MBA at London Business School as a member of the Class of 2019.
John hails from Chicago and graduated with Distinction from Yale with a B.A. in Mathematics and Philosophy as well as Music. He commissioned into the Air Force through ROTC and began his six years in the military as an Operations Research Analyst at the Pentagon. A recipient of the Moriarty Family Fellowship, John plans to pursue an MBA at The Wharton School as a member of the Class of 2019. In his spare time, he enjoys playing piano and traveling.
Joe graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a B.S. in Economics in 2010. After his initial training as a Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Officer, Joe was assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Five in Santa Rita, Guam. During his time at Mobile Unit Five, Joe deployed to a variety of locations throughout the Pacific region to conduct humanitarian demining operations and support theater special operations forces. Additionally, Joe completed a M.S. in Cybersecurity Policy from the University of Maryland University College. Joe will be separating from active duty and plans to pursue an MBA in the fall of 2017.
Stephen served four years in the Marine Corps, including a deployment to Jordan, Djibouti, Israel, UAE, the Philippines, Bahrain and Singapore. After transitioning out of the military in 2015 at the rank of Sergeant, he helped run a Silicon Valley based national veterans employment program, where he also works in cyber-security sales and consulting. Stephen was accepted to Dartmouth College and awarded the Posse Foundation veterans scholarship. He plans on studying political science and economics and is a product of S2S. He looks forward to helping other veterans achieve their educational goals, especially those with a disadvantaged past and gaps in education.
Sarah graduated with distinction from the United States Naval Academy in 2011 with a B.S. in International Relations and commissioned into the United States Marine Corps. She was a 2010 Harry S. Truman Scholar and completed a Master of Philosophy in International Relations at the University of Cambridge in 2012 as a Fulbright Scholar. Sarah is a Counterintelligence/Human Intelligence Officer and is currently stationed in Okinawa, Japan. She has served as a CI/HUMINT platoon commander and all-source intelligence platoon commander at 3d Intelligence Battalion and as the Production and Analysis Officer-in-Charge for the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. She also fulfills duties as a Marine Corps Instructor of Water Survival and as the Command Equal Opportunity Representative. Sarah will transition to the Marine Corps Reserves in May and begin law school in the fall of 2016.
Michael graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in Psychology in 2005. He then became an Artillery Officer in the United States Marine Corps and was first stationed in Okinawa, Japan. After a deployment with 1st Group to the Philippines, Michael returned to Fort Sill, OK to serve as a Fire Support Instructor. After working as a staff planner at CENTCOM, Michael began his transition out of active duty. Michael is a member of the Kellogg School of Management’s class of 2017 and is a drilling reservist with 3d Civil Affairs Group in Great Lakes, IL.
Brian received a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering from the United States Military Academy in 2008. He commissioned as an engineer officer and served as a route clearance platoon leader, intelligence officer, and assistant S3 in the 54th Engineer Battalion in Bamberg, Germany. Brian also deployed twice to eastern Afghanistan, once as a platoon leader and once as a staff officer. Brian is currently in his third year at Yale Law School and he will graduate in 2016.
Alex graduated high school in New Jersey and served in the Army as a Non Commissioned Officer and Airborne Ranger. Alex has deployed multiple times to Afghanistan, and his military awards include the Combat Infantryman Badge, Ranger Tab, and Parachutist Badge. In his free time, Alex enjoys hiking, rugby, scuba diving, and reading. He is currently pursuing a degree in Cognitive Science at Dartmouth College.
Jeff graduated from the US Naval Academy and commissioned into the Marine Corps in 2003. After four years in the infantry, he worked in various liaison roles for the Marines and government agencies until leaving active duty for Stanford Law School. He now practices corporate and patent law in Silicon Valley.
Matt graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2008 with a B.S. in Ocean Engineering and commissioned into the United States Marine Corps. His initial assignment was as the intelligence officer for a task force conducting humanitarian aid operations in Haiti and military to military engagements in Africa. Matt also served with US Army Special Forces teams in Uruzgan, Afghanistan before becoming an executive officer for a company with 2d Intelligence Battalion at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Matt also deployed with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit in 2012, serving as the Intelligence Battalion Detachment Officer In Charge. At the United States Pacific Command, Matt was a Counterterrorism Branch Chief and an Intelligence Planner for the Joint Intelligence Operations Center. Matt will be pursuing his JD/MBA at Stanford upon completion of his service.
David commissioned through the NROTC program at the University of Michigan and graduated with degrees in Political Science and History. He was stationed in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii with 1st Battalion, 12th Marines where he served as a platoon commander, the assistant operations officer, and the operations officer. David is currently serving with 3rd ANGLICO as a Firepower Control Team Leader and will be pursuing his MBA at the Stanford Graduate School of Business upon completion of his service.
Khalil grew up in Gilbert, Arizona and is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point where he received a B.S. in Economics and was commissioned in the Infantry. Upon graduation, he studied for an M.A. in Economics from the American University in Cairo on a Fulbright Scholarship. During his military service, he deployed three times to Afghanistan. He enjoys traveling, literature, foreign policy, playing soccer, and ping pong. A Pat Tillman Scholar and Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow, Khalil is currently pursuing a JD / MBA at Yale Law School and Harvard Business School.
Gus completed his undergraduate degree and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant of Infantry from the US Military Academy at West Point. As an officer in the US Army he served as a platoon leader, an executive officer, and an operations officer. In these roles he focused on a variety of projects, from analyzing human terrain in Sadr City, Iraq to negotiating training objectives with members of the Georgian Land Forces in Tbilisi, Georgia. He is an alum of the New York University Stern School of Business and works at the management consultancy Strategy&, where he works with the world’s top businesses, governments, and institutions to create essential advantage and outpace competitors.
Michael is a Senior at Stanford pursuing a BS in Science, Technology, & Society. He is the past president and founder of the Stanford Undergraduate Veterans Association (SUVA), as well as a member of the South Carolina Air National Guard, having spent the past five years as a crew chief on F-16’s. He looks forward to sharing his knowledge of the transfer process having formerly helped guide veterans to undergraduate admission at Yale, Columbia, Penn, Dartmouth, Amherst, and Williams.
Zach served for just less than seven years in the Army, deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan as a paratrooper and infantry sergeant in the 82nd Airborne. A recipient of the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Parachutist Badge and Purple Heart, he graduated from Yale in 2015 with a degree in political science, and is working on a master’s degree at the Georgetown School of Foreign Service. In his spare time, he enjoys physical fitness, the outdoors, military and political theory, and the works of Hemingway.
Thadeus commissioned as an infantry officer after graduating from West Point with a degree in computer science. Thadeus transitioned to the Signal Corps for the last two years of his time in active duty. He now works in Silicon valley driving various technology initiatives.
Anna grew up in Germany very close to the U.S. Army’s V Corps Abrams Complex, and worked as a film finance lawyer in Los Angeles before serving as Dean of Admissions at the University of Chicago Law School. Currently she runs an admissions consulting firm advising college, MBA, and law school applicants. Based out of Cambridge, Massachusetts, she has been working pro bono with veterans applying to college and graduate school for over a decade. Anna has a B.A. from Columbia University and a J.D. from the University of Chicago, and is the author of How to Prepare a Standout College Application (Wiley) and The Ivey Guide to Law School Admissions (Harcourt).
Lee grew up in Boulder, Colorado and is a 2008 graduate of the United States Naval Academy and 2015 graduate of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He served for five years in the United States Marine Corps as a Human Intelligence Officer, deploying to Helmand Province, Afghanistan in 2010 as a team commander and to Umm Qasr, Iraq in 2011 as a foreign military advisor to the Iraqi Marine Corps. He started his civilian career at Goldman Sachs in the Investment Banking Division before joining the COO's Operational Performance team at Hewlett Packard Enterprise in Palo Alto, California.
Tim completed his undergraduate degree and was commissioned as an Infantry officer from West Point. As an officer in the US Army he served as a platoon leader, an executive officer, and a battalion logistics officer. Tim has published articles in the New York Times, Small Wars Journal, and Los Angeles Times. Tim is a Pat Tillman Scholar and graduated from Stanford’s JD/MBA program. He works at a tech startup in San Francisco and enjoys spending time with family, running, playing basketball, and reading.