I spent 20 years in the U.S. Navy as an U.S. Navy Supply Core Officer.
Served overseas in Bahrain, overseas on a deployment in Djibouti and also spent
three and a half years in Japan. It was outstanding serving my country.
But when I when I retired from the Navy, I decided that I wanted to continue my education.
I made the best decision coming to USF and you know I couldn't ask for more support
than through what is given through the Office of Veteran Success.
I've always wanted to study my history; African history, Africana Studies, African American history
and USF has a great program on the graduate level in
Africana Studies and it's just been the perfect situation.
I currently am in the process of applying for a Fulbright Scholarship to be able to teach English
in Rwanda and I've also applied for a critical language scholarship to study
Swahili in Arusha, Tanzania but my ultimate goal is to be either a civil
servant or a diplomat working either in or you know supporting Africa
specifically East Africa.
The education here has been outstanding and I think
it's preparing me for my second career after the Navy.