served on active duty as cryptologic technician communications for the U.S.
Navy for five years and as an information technician in the U.S. Navy Reserves
for two years.
leaving the military, she was selected to testify to Congress as the sole
student representative about the challenges millennial students face across the
U.S. – challenges Kent herself was worried about facing when she returned to
school soon after.
welcomed by the CSU Monterey Bay community, enjoying the small class
sizes and intimate learning experience as well as the resources and support she
received from professors and the Veterans Center staff, saying each goes above
and beyond to address students’ needs.
encourages current student veterans to use the leadership skills they’ve
acquired through their involvement in the military to provide support for
“It really is rewarding to be a non-traditional student with a unique
perspective on education and life that can be beneficial for other students,”
her graduation in May, Kent plans to continue to work toward her lifelong dream
of becoming a physician. She wants to use her education to
fulfill the health care needs of service members and veterans as a military