PTVC employee spotlight

Meet the staff of the Pat Tillman Veterans Center and learn a little more about them.

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Leticia Vidana

PTVC Tempe School Certifying Official

Starbucks order:  Grande Hot Peppermint Mocha, 2 pumps each, No Whip

College Degree (received or in progress): Business Administration in Progress, graduating in December, finally! 

Favorite thing to do in AZ: Watch the sunsets

Hobby: Running, traveling, volunteering, pumping iron

Best Trip I ever took: Hands down, Japan! I must go back.

Biggest fear: Regret and Guilt

Biggest accomplishment: Buying a car and house on my own.

The one person I'd love to have dinner with: My Nana

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Jerwen Begay

VA Work Study

Starbucks order: I used to work at Starbucks! I would get a Green tea with lemonade no sweetener and 2 shots of espresso (don't knock it until you try it) to get through my shifts! Now it's getting me through my homework!

College Degree: (received or in progress) On track to graduate May 2021 with a Bachelors in Information Technology and a minor in Sociology.

Favorite thing to do in AZ: In Arizona, I like to travel to different cities/towns and eat all of their food.

Hobby: I like everything about technology and seeing how it all works but I also like to travel whenever I can.

Best Trip I ever took: Best trip I ever took was to Austria. Austria had such amazing views with great food!

Biggest fear: SNAKES. Keep them away from me! seriously...

Biggest accomplishment: Honestly, getting this far academically and making moves to pursue graduate school.

The one person I'd love to have dinner with: George Lucas. I have so many Star Wars questions.

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Michael Gossett

PTVC Outreach Team Member

Starbucks order: Don't really drink Starbucks

College Degree: Currently working on Bachelors in Psychology

Favorite thing to do in AZ: Going out with friends

Hobby: I like watching scary movies

Best Trip I ever took: Australia

Biggest fear: Heights

Biggest accomplishment: Getting into the Army.

The one person I'd love to have dinner with: Brad Pitt because he seems like a chill, laid back, fun guy.

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Jody Warren

VA Work Study

Starbucks order: Mango dragon fruit refresher (I don't drink coffee)

College Degree: Supply Chain Management (I graduate this December)

Favorite thing to do in AZ: Go Camping with family

Hobby: Anything outdoors

Best Trip I ever took: North Shore in Hawaii

Biggest fear: Waking up to a scorpion on me

Biggest accomplishment: Following my dad's footsteps and getting a degree at ASU and having 2 good looking and smart kids

The one person I'd love to have dinner with: My dad (he passed away from cancer a few years ago) or for a person who is alive I think it would be fun to have dinner with Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock

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Joseph Warhol

School Certifying Specialist

Starbucks order: I don’t drink coffee

College Degree: Received, BA Business from ASU; In Progress, MAEd from NAU

Favorite thing to do in AZ: Hike

Hobby: Playing guitar and fitness

Best Trip I ever took: Combat deployment(s) to Afghanistan

Biggest fear: Being successful beyond measure

Biggest accomplishment: Becoming and holding the title, United States Marine. Further, given the opportunity to promote to be a Staff Non-Commissioned Officer(SNCO) and be able to teach, mentor, and lead junior service members as well as peers and other leaders.

The one person I'd love to have dinner with: General James “Mad Dog” Mattis

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Marcus Ferguson

VA Work Study

Starbucks order: Tall Vanilla Latte w/ Almond Milk

College Degree: Received: AS in Computer Information Systems; In Progress: BA in Filmmaking Practices

Favorite thing to do in AZ: Exploring the beautiful scenery AZ offers

Hobby: Traveling, Filmmaking, Photography, YouTube Content Creator

Best Trip I ever took: NYC with my brother

Biggest fear: Working 9 to 5 in an office

Biggest accomplishment: Creating my own company

The one person I'd love to have dinner with: My grandmother