William and Mary | Business Analytics and Data Science
Navy | Religious Programs Specialist
Hello, my name is Anthony J. Ventura; I am a Senior at the College of William and Mary, as well as the Vice president at Student Veterans of William & Mary. I am originally from Cleveland, Ohio, and I joined the United States Navy in 2010. I served as a Search and Rescue Swimmer conducting counter-piracy operations off the coast of Somalia, then cross-rated to Religious Programs Specialist (RP). As an RP, I served alongside the United States Marines performing force protection for chaplains and trained Marines in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program. After my third deployment, I left the Navy in 2018 to pursue my dream of attending the College of William & Mary (W&M).
When I arrived in the Williamsburg area, I started my journey in higher education at Thomas Nelson Community College, and after one year, I felt ready to tackle the academic challenge that W&M offered. I am currently studying Business Analytics and Data Science at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business, and I could not be more pleased with my overall experience.
After graduating from W&M, I plan to continue my analytics education by pursuing a master’s degree in Business Analytics and then continuing a civil service career. As I look forward to my next step, I could not be more ecstatic to help you with yours. So, please do not hesitate to reach out to me with your questions or concerns. I look forward to working with each of you, and I cannot wait to see you on campus!