Meet Current Student Veterans
Meet some of our current SDSU Military and Veterans Program (MVP) students. These students assist with supporting MVP at the Joan and Art Barron Veterans Center with the center's daily operations and the support of education benefit processing. Our students are instrumental in creating a supportive, inclusive and welcoming environment for our whole military-connected student population at SDSU and in our Veterans Center.
Student Dependent, Navy
Philip Diana was born and raised in San Diego and is a dependent child of his father, Phil, a 22-year United States Navy veteran. Philip came to San Diego State in the Fall of 2019 and is currently a senior pursuing a double major in Journalism and Media Studies as well as Anthropology. After graduation, he would like to attend graduate school for either sports business or journalism where his goals are to eventually get a job in sports broadcasting and reporting.
Student Veteran, Army
Naomi Gonzalez, originally from Olympia, WA, served in the United States Army from 2016 to 2021 as a 42A Human Resources Specialist in Fort Shafter, HI. Naomi began her Aztec journey in 2021 where she is a fourth year pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication. After graduation, she would like to attend grad school for either project management or communications with a career goal of working in human resources.
Student Veteran, Navy
Raymond Gorospe, originally from New Jersey, served in the United States Navy from 2014 to 2018 as a shipboard engineer and member of the damage control response team. Raymond began his Aztec journey in Fall 2018 and is currently a senior finishing his degree of Interdisciplinary Studies in Communication, Rhetoric and Writing, and Journalism. After graduating, his goal is to attend graduate school for cinematography and eventually become a documentary filmmaker.
Student Dependent, Marine Corps
Geo Ramirez, originally from Palm Springs, served in the United States Marine Corps from 2009 to 2016 in communications working with data. Geo began his Aztec journey in Fall 2021 after attending three San Diego-based community colleges and is currently a senior working towards a degree in management information systems. Although he is still thinking about his future career, he would like to continue to work in data analytics.
Student Veteran, Navy
Kelly Sorber, who has spent much of her life in both San Diego. Kelly served in the United States Navy from 2002 to 2022 as an aircraft electrician and flight line coordinator. She was responsible for working with SH-60F, HH-60H, MH60R, MH60S, MQ8B, and F35C. Kelly’s Aztec journey began in Fall 2022 where she is currently a junior working towards a degree in social science-single subject teaching. Upon graduation, her goal is to be a middle school history and social studies teacher.