After Spending 5 years in the US Army as a Human Intelligence Collector I came to UWB to get a personal in-class experience with a degree in Global Studies. After one year I changed my major to Electrical Engineering and am starting that in the fall of 2013. My first quarter at UWB I found two great programs outside of the classroom that were offered. The Student Veterans Association and the Debate Society. Both have helped me grow personally and give in positive ways. Through debate I am able to challenge myself on a collegiate level and compete against other schools in a truly cross discipline sport. Debate has helped me become a much better public speaker, better at rhetoric, and has helped me stay up to date on world issues. Through the SVA I have been able to meet other veterans in and out of my classes. In addition, I was able to work on raising money for the Veteran's Archway, a memorial to the service all student veterans have done. I currently am also a Recreation Supervisor with student life. As a Recreation Supervisor I have been able to be involved in another one of my passions, sports. I currently run, organize, and promote all of the recreation activities on campus. This includes intramural sports, special events, and off campus excursions.