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
  • Dr. Julie Johns
    Veteran Success Counselor
  • Leora Hodes
    Veteran Career Counselor
  • John Maldonado
    Program Coordinator

Veteran Interns

  • Veteran Resource Center Staff and Interns