My name is Luis, I am a Marine Corps veteran from southern California. I joined the Marine Corps for many reasons, but I always wanted to serve my country. As a lackluster high school student, I never thought I would ever attend college. However, with the values and traits that the military instilled in me, and because of programs like Service 2 School, and the Warrior Scholar Project, I have become a successful student veteran and soon to be first-generation college graduate. I am currently student at the University of California, Berkeley pursuing a B.A in English with a minor in education, and I plan to become a high school teacher and eventually work in higher education, especially veterans, so that I can help make their transitions successful.