Carolina Vazquez enlisted in the United States Navy in 2016 as a Nuclear Electrician’s Mate. She was accepted to the Navy’s Seaman to Admiral-21 (STA-21) program which allowed her to matriculate at Columbia University as an Officer Candidate. Upon graduating from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, she will commission as a Submarine Officer in the United States Navy.
Nikolaus A. Wendling
Nikolaus A. Wendling has attended Columbia University's School of General Studies since July 2018. Originally from Toledo, OH, Nik joined the Navy in 2012 and served out of Rota, Spain as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician prior to moving to NYC via the Navy's enlisted to commissioning scholarship program, Seaman to Admiral-21. Nik has since completed his studies at Columbia, earning his bachelor's degree in Financial Economics, and is commissioning as an EOD Officer.
Jake Siciliano is graduating from Columbia College with a joint degree in Political Science and Economics. He is thrilled to commission as an Ensign in the United States Navy upon graduation.
Jeffrey Kline enlisted in the United States Navy in 2014 with the goal of earning a commission through the Navy’s Seaman to Admiral-21 (STA-21) program. Now, he has finally achieved that goal. Graduating from the School of General Studies with a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science, he is thrilled to be joining the next generation of Naval Officers in the Information Warfare community as an Information Professional officer.