Veteran finds purpose in military social work
by Miranda Mazariegos
Joshua Pena’s dream had always been to pursue higher education.
Although it was briefly put on hold when he joined the military, he is now close to achieving his goal of earning a master’s degree at the USC School of Social Work, focusing on children, youth and families, and military social work.
The Gary Sinise Scholarship recipient wants to translate his passion for serving others into a career closing the gap between veterans and civilians—especially among military families.
But the road here was not always smooth for Pena.
After high school, Pena enrolled at Fullerton College in California. Mounting family issues a […]