Liz Estabrooks

Women Veterans Coordinator, ODVA

Kim Douthit

Veterans Resource Specialist, PCC Sylvania

Listening to Oregon Women Voices

“I’ve been so angry recently,” she said, speaking quietly, her voice shaking. “It’s been 30 years, and I’ve never told anyone what my sergeant did to me. I was only 19.”

These are the words of an Oregon woman veteran, sharing her story during a listening session with me in the spring of 2016.

Transitioning from Boots to Books: Quick Tips for Student Veterans

Many student veterans struggle with the transition from military service to higher education. Most, if not all, post-secondary institutions offer services to help student veterans make the most of their college experience. Here are some of my quick tips for veterans who are wading into the world of higher education: