Carolina Vazquez

CarolinaVazquezCarolina Vazquez, U.S. Navy Veterans and a John Jay College BA Graduate was the President, V.P. and Secretary of the John Jay Veterans Association. Carolina was also very involved in JJC student government and held the position of Junior Class Representative. She was a leader in the Veterans Lounge who instituted many initiatives for the military students, and student veterans on and off campus. She increase participation of the students at the Veterans Day parade, volunteers at two food pantries for homeless veterans in the city and directed the assembly and distribution of Easter egg baskets for 55 children. She was instrumental in the addition of volunteers to Habitat for Humanities and exploring internships for veterans. Carolina was responsible for the growth of the association and spear heading the women veterans’ luncheon on a biweekly basis and the first NY State Women’s Veterans Empowerment Symposium at John Jay College. Carolina through the CUNY Office of Veterans Affairs during 2013 acquired an internship at the Guggenheim Foundation and by her solid work ethic, leadership and diligent was hire as a full time employee at the end of her internship.