My name is Sandra Chavez, I am 23 years old and I just finished my four-year contract with the Marine Corps. I am excited to be attending school now as a full time student. This is my last semester at LAVC, and next semester I am going to be attending CSUN to obtain my BA in Accounting. These past four years for me have been a roller coaster. I deployed to Afghanistan in 2010 in efforts of Operation Endurance Freedom. The things I have done and experienced in those four years I would never trade for anything in the world. Those experiences have made me who I am a today. I am determined to obtain my degree as fast as I can and open an organization to help the less fortunate. I do not know exactly what I want the central objective of the organization I open to be, but I feel God will make that clear for me as time passes. I feel that if I am successful so will all the people in my life because I will help them as I progress in life. I am a very giving person and my actions and ideas reflect that. This transition out of the military has not been an easy one and God knows I still have my moments were I feel lost but there are people out there helping me through the process. If there are any more veterans out there that feel like me I would like to know what you do to help this process.
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