Justin serves as the Veterans Program Intern. He primarily supports the Vice President – Veterans Program, working to support all areas critical to the expansion of services for veterans in the state of California, primarily focused on veteran community outreach efforts. He is responsible for supporting various functions of the Veterans Program, including: researching and producing a database of veteran-owned businesses and content experts to support the veterans program’s technical assistance efforts, supporting systems development for the program, including administrative functions, and other support for the department and special projects that may arise.

Justin is a United States Marine Corps veteran with deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, and on the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit. After his honorable discharge, he worked as a tutor, test proctor, and Emergency Medical Technician/Instructor, all while, being a full-time student. He is currently finishing his last year of nursing school and will receive his Bachelors of Science in Nursing from California State University East Bay in Hayward, CA.

Justin is a counselor at The Boys and Girls Club in San Leandro, a mentor for CSU East Bay’s nursing program, student nursing assistant at Kaiser San Leandro and at Windsor Manor Rehabilitation Center of Concord, and volunteers for various organizations in his community on a regular basis. He enjoys hiking, fishing, and swimming.