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Find resources for UC San Diego's student veterans.

  • Andrea Kraus-Lozano: Student Success Coach

    Andrea Kraus-Lozano: Student Success Coach

    Hometown: San Antonio, Texas

    Hobbies: Painting and travelling

    Personal Gender Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

    What I wish I had known when I was in college: I had a tough time transitioning to college due to feelings of homesickness and trouble making new friends. I wish I would have known that many college students experience this and that it’s okay to reach out for help. I think if I had reached out to the resources on campus or had a mentor to confide in, I would have had some extra support that would have made my transition to college much easier. Making connections on campus and building a support system is so important!

    Strengths Finder Top 5: Achiever, Input, Learner, Analytical, and Focus

    Email: akrauslozano@ucsd.edu

    Phone: (858) 822-1524

  • Anthony Scott: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

    Got questions about your VA benefits, appeal, or claim?  Wondering about non-education benefits such as VA healthcare or VA home loans?  Mr. Anthony Scott is a claims manager from the VA Regional Office in San Diego, and he can point you in the right direction for navigating the complex VA system.  Anthony is in the SVRC on the first Tuesday of each month when classes are in session and as his schedule allows, but you can also find him on the first floor of the VA hospital next door.

  • Kimberly Herold: Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD)

    The Office for Students with Disabilities at UC San Diego works with undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students with documented disabilities, reviewing documentation and determining reasonable accommodations. Disabilities can occur in the following areas: psychological, psychiatric, learning, attention, chronic health, physical, vision, hearing, and acquired brain injuries, and may occur at any time during a student’s college career. We encourage you to contact the OSD as soon as you become of aware of a condition that is disabling so that we can work with you.

    Come by the SVRC to meet with Kimberly and see how OSD can support you.

  • Lisa Linares: VA Benefits Coordinator and Certifying Official

    Lisa Linares: VA Benefits Coordinator and Certifying Official

    Lisa is our benefits superstar — chances are if you need her, you know her. She holds weekly hours in the Center, or you can find her at the Registrar’s Office.

  • Dr. Sarah Clavell Storer: Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

    Dr. Sarah Clavell Storer: Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

    Counseling and Psychological Services provides FREE, confidential, psychological counseling and crisis services for registered UCSD students. CAPS also provides a variety of groups, workshops, and drop-in forums. CAPS has been an integral member of the UCSD community since the late 1960's. We are accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS). Our integrative and student-centered services are designed to support students towards their academic success and personal development and well-being while at UC San Diego.

    Sarah is the CAPS liaison for veteran and military affiliated students as well as students with disabilities. Visit with her in the SVRC or at CAPS for support!

  • Military Affiliated Peer Mentors

    The SVRC is home to our military-affiliated Peer Mentors!  Stop by the SVRC to ask questions and get help from your fellow student veterans and military family members.

  • Student Veteran Organization (SVO)

    Student Veteran Organization (SVO)

    The Student Veterans Organization (SVO) at UC San Diego is a student led and organized community of veterans, current military service members, and military dependents. Their purpose is to provide a community of belonging, advocacy, and outreach for military-affiliated students on campus.  All students are welcome to join; military affiliation is not required.

    General Body Meetings are held regularly in the Student Veterans Resource Center.  Check the SVO's Facebook Group for more details, or email tritonsvo@gmail.com