UC Santa Barbara student veterans will read stories about their military experiences, followed by audience Q&A.
Presenters: David Guerrero, Robert Hickman, Michael Ramirez, and Nick Tash
David Guerrero served in the United States Marine Corps as an Infantry rifleman from 2003 to 2007. He earned his AS in Criminology and Liberal Arts from Santa Barbara City College. David transferred to UCSB in the Fall of 2020 and is currently studying sociology and minoring in applied psychology and education studies. David plans to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and help veterans improve and maintain their mental wellness.
Robert Hickman served as an Infantryman in the U.S. Army for three years. He earned his AA in biology at Reedley College and is currently studying biology at UC Santa Barbara, where he will be graduating in Spring 2021. He plans to become a physician.
Michael Ramirez is an Air Force veteran who served from 2008 to 2014. After his initial military enlistment, Michael became a private military contractor for a foreign country. After working overseas, Michael decided to quit and return back to the U.S to finish his degree. Currently, Michael is finishing his degree in Statistics and Data Science at UC Santa Barbara.
Nick Tash served in the Marines from 2010–14. He graduated from UCSB in June 2020 with a BA in philosophy, and he is now a paralegal in the Army Reserve. He is planning to attend the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Boyd School of Law and become an attorney in the U.S. Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps.
Sponsored by the IHC’s Living Democracy series, the IHC’s Harry Girvetz Memorial Endowment, and the UC Santa Barbara Veterans Writing Workshop