Rob graduated high school in Red Bluff, California. At age 17, he enlisted in the Air Force as an electronic warfare technician and deployed multiple times to Kyrgyzstan and Qatar in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He has spent the last three years stationed in Germany and traveling throughout Europe. Rob will begin his studies at Yale University in the fall of 2015, where he will major in psychology. He enjoys mixed martial arts, cooking, and writing. His college admission essay was published in The New York Times. He looks forward to assisting veterans who are applying to undergraduate programs.