Kevin Thiphavong

University of California, Berkeley

Navy | Yeoman

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About Kevin:

Hi, everyone! My name is Kevin. I was born and raised in San Diego, California. I enlisted in the Navy as a Yeoman right after graduating high school. My initial intentions were to serve four years and then get out to attend college full-time. I ended up really enjoying my first few years and decided to reenlist for various reasons each time. I was able to extensively travel throughout Europe while I was stationed in Italy, which sparked a passion for learning about new cultures and pushing myself out of my comfort zone.

After ten years of service, I decided to pursue my dream of higher education. I am currently an undergraduate student at the University of California, Berkeley. I am majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies Field (ISF), which allows me to study what I want, create my own approved plan, and write a senior research thesis.

Outside of the classroom, I love spending time with my family, cooking brunch, binging television shows, and traveling.

I was fortunate to have experienced a smooth transition, and I want to advise other veterans in any way that I can. I volunteer for NSI because my passion is to help my fellow veterans achieve their goals, so please reach out with any questions/concerns!

Fiat Lux & GO BEARS!


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