University of Southern California | Mechanical Engineering
Marine Corps | Tactical Air Defense Controller
My name is Sage Clark, and I am from Santa Clarita, California. In short, I graduated high school at the bottom of my class with a 2.0 GPA and am now studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Southern California. After trying and failing at a local community college, I decided to join the Marine Corps, where I knew I would gain the discipline that was necessary for me to be successful in life. To be honest, though, I didn’t think it would be in school. I spent the first half of my five-year contract in Okinawa, Japan, attached to the 1st MAW, MACG-18, MACS-4 TAOC unit. In a highly technical MOS, I learned how to study and grew a passion for learning. Traveling all over the Pacific and doing exceptionally in my field made me want more. I gained the confidence to try school again when I returned stateside to Camp Pendleton. Here I put all my effort into finding all of the resources that were available to veterans. I am excited to pass all that I have learned to other veterans and show that the opportunities are endless.