Kristen Ayala

I graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2007 with a BS and from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2009 with an MS. I got bored working in a cubicle for corporate America, and decided to join the military. I was then commissioned in the Navy and worked as an Industrial Hygiene Officer (doing OSHA, medical, and environmental safety) for 7 years. I did a humanitarian deployment to Samoa, Tonga, Tarawa, the Marshall Islands, and the Solomon Islands, and also a 10-month WESTPAC. I’m currently a student at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis, and I hope to have a law practice where I can provide legal services to veterans. Fun fact: I utilized S2S’s services when I was transitioning out of the Navy and into law school – glad I can pay it forward!