The Service to School Team


Tim Hsia 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.


Jim Selbe is a 20-year Marine Corps veteran who holds an M.Ed. in Counseling and Personnel Services, University Of Maryland College Park, and a B.S. in Management, National Louis University.

Jim’s previous positions include Senior Vice President for Military Programs at the University of Maryland University College; Vice President for Lifelong Learning at the American Council on Education; and Regional Director for Troops to Teachers in Virginia


John Powell, Marine Corps officer and a Stanford GSB MBA student pursuing a joint degree at the Harvard Kennedy School.


Tad Hickman, Manager at Facebook. 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.

General Counsel

John Casey, Stanford Law and currently an attorney with Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich, & Rosati.

Senior Director of Programs

Justine is a Navy veteran and military spouse who has dedicated her entire career to military higher education. She has over 6 years of experience in higher education ranging from admissions, academic advising, program development and veteran services. As a former Student Veterans of America Chapter Advisor and Veteran Services Coordinator at the College of San Mateo, Justine specializes in empowering community college student veterans and newly transitioned service members to be tomorrow’s leaders in industries across the nation.

Undergraduate Operations

David Lee graduated from the University of Michigan and went on to serve as a Marine artillery officer and joint terminal attack controller with 1st Battalion, 12th Marines and 3rd Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company. He will be an MBA candidate at the Stanford Graduate School of Business starting in the fall of 2017.

Brendan Aronson is a Naval Academy graduate and current Marine infantry officer. He has completed two deployments, first as a rifle platoon commander to Okinawa, Japan, then as an advisor to Iraq. He looks forward to pursuing an MBA in the Fall of 2018.

Brian Webb graduated from West Point and commissioned as an infantry officer. He served as a Rifle Platoon Leader in Afghanistan and as a logistics officer for two rotations in Eastern Europe. Brian is excited to be pursuing his MBA at London Business School as a member of the Class of 2019.

John Swisher graduated from Yale and began his Air Force service as an Operations Research Analyst at The Pentagon. He looks forward to beginning his MBA at Harvard Business School as a member of the Class of 2019.

Mike Leblanc, Marine reconnaissance officer, Harvard Business School MBA student

MBA operations:

Matt Agnew, Marine Corps officer and Stanford JD/MBA student

Sarah Grant, BS from the Naval Academy, MPhil from the University of Cambridge,

Marine Corps officer, and Harvard Law School student.

Brian Czarnecki, Army officer and Yale Law School graduate.

Other Grad Operations:

Walter Haydock, a former Congressional staffer and Marine Corps officer who graduated from the Naval Academy and Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.

JD operations:

Erin Beherendt is a human resources professional and military spouse with an MPS from Penn State University and a BBA from the University of Wisconsin. She specializes in employee and organizational development to help individuals and organizations improve performance and reach their goals. As a volunteer on the Undergraduate Operations team, Erin manages the applicant and ambassador pairing process. Past related roles include Director, Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society – Okinawa and Family Readiness Program Trainer, Marine Corps Family Team Building, MCCS – Okinawa.

Alex Chivers 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.