Jason Montalvo is a second year Doctoral Student at Florida State University in Higher Education and is also a student Veteran. He was born and raised in Military City, USA also known as San Antonio, Texas where he received his B.A. in Psychology from St. Mary’s University, and his M.Ed. in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Jason is currently a member of the Army National Guard, where he served 10 years in the Texas Army National Guard before transferring to the Florida Army National Guard and has accumulated 12 years-experience and counting of service to our country. Jason has also deployed to Baghdad, Iraq in 2008-2009 where he did route clearance, which at one point was considered one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. Jason has presented research at numerous conferences to include the American Psychological Association (APA), the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE), and the American Educational Research Association (AERA) to name but a few that focused on Hispanic Serving Institutions and uncovering the racial story for Asian-American academic achievement. His research interests are currently focused on Latino student Veterans and their experiences in higher education.