Veteran Resource Center

The Veteran Resource Center (VRC) provides caring and personalized support to UCLA undergraduate and graduate student veterans. We help our veterans navigate UCLA and provide a welcoming space, mentoring from student veterans, guidance on educational benefits, and tools to succeed academically and personally.

We value the skills, assets and experiences veterans bring to the UCLA community and are committed to helping them achieve their goals and aspirations. The VRC also increases campus awareness of student veteran issues and fosters a sense of belonging, community and well-being for all student veterans on campus.


Veterans Program Staff

  • Dr. Emily Ives
    Program Director
  • Leora Hodes
    Veteran Career Counselor
  • John Maldonado
    Program Coordinator

Veteran Interns

  • Jess Marchesini
    Student Staff

Office Information


Summer Office Hours: 

Monday-Thursday: 10am-4pm

Friday: 10am-2pm

Meal Vouchers Schedule

From On-Campus:

Veterans Resource Center
Kerckhoff Hall, Suite 132A
Campus Mail: 145306

By E-Mail: 

By Phone: 
(310) 206-6915

From Off-Campus:

University of California, Los Angeles
Bruin Resource Center
Student Activities Center, Suite B44
220 Westwood Plaza
Box 951453