“Empowerment Through Engagement” is the theme of Cal State Fullerton’s third annual Women Veterans in Higher Education Conference Saturday, March 14, featuring keynote speaker Lindsey Sin, deputy secretary for women veterans affairs at the California Department of Veterans Affairs.
The 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. conference at the Fullerton Marriott is free and open to the public. Sin will speak at 10:20 a.m., with a student panel discussion set for 1:45 p.m.
After graduating from high school, Sin enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served as a cryptologic technician interpretive in the Arabic language. She completed two flight tours in Spain and achieved the rank of petty officer first class. The Sacramento State graduate was appointed to her current post in 2011.
CSUF students, who will discuss their experiences of being female student veterans, include: Deanne Locker, a biochemistry major; Kailey Harahan of business administration-finance; Yareli Mendoza, political science; Lucia Aguirre, health science; and Karina Cortes, psychology. Also sharing her experience will be San Diego State biology major Erika Armenta.
Seating is limited. Registration is required and can be completed online. For more information,email CSUF’s Veterans Resource Center or call 657-278-8660. The Fullerton Marriott is located at 2701 Nutwood Ave., 92831.