BeforeA love for my country inspired me to join the Army right after high school. It was a challenge – one that tested my limits and showed me just how far I can go when I set my mind to something. Whether excelling at community college, playing competitive water polo and paintball, or working as a part of the Special Forces, I've had amazing experiences. And now, at GS, they're taking on a whole new dimension.
PresentI'm now the president of the MilVets here on campus, and I couldn't be more proud to be an advocate for my fellow servicemen and women. I'm also very grateful to be a recipient of the Post 9/11 GI Bill's Yellow Ribbon Program, as it's helped me transition back to civilian life here in New York and my scholastic life here at GS.
FutureMy life and my experience in the military have given me invaluable insight. It's something my fellow classmates and my professors have drawn from, and something I drew from when deciding where to go after graduation. Last summer, I interned for Senator Dianne Feinstein in my home state of California, and this coming year I'll be working in a Washington, DC law firm. What's next for me? I can't wait to find out.
My first tour brought me overseas.
This one? The Ivy League.
Read on to discover how Sean's military service, paintball prowess,
and water-treading skills have helped him rise to the top.