Verónica Hoyer

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After immigrating from Venezuela at the age of nine, Verónica Hoyer joined the United States Air Force out of Portland, Oregon, becoming the first member in her family to serve in the armed forces. Verónica served as a Korean and Spanish linguist and signals operator in the United States Air Force, serving two deployments to Afghanistan.

After transition from the Air Force, Verónica enrolled at The George Washington University, majoring in International Affairs and Economics. While at GWU, she was Vice President of GW Veterans where she created multiple outreach, awareness, and career events to benefit the veteran community; fundraised over $5,000; represented student veterans at high-level governmental meetings; and tripled the organization’s membership. 

Verónica was awarded the 2005 9/11 Memorial Scholarship for her leadership and service, and was a Sigur Center Korean Language Fellow in 2016. Verónica graduated Magna Cum Laude and with Departmental Honors in May 2017. She is commencing her new career in National Security as a contractor for the Department of Homeland Security.