Army Finance Officer Preparing to Teach

Theresa Trujillo was an Army reservist in her native Utah when she was deployed to Afghanistan to serve as a financial management technician in 2013. The Army specialist workedwith vendors at Bagram Air Base to ensure that they followed the proper procedures.

When Trujillo returned stateside, she filled a number of roles, including serving as a noncommissioned finance officer at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. She enrolled at Rutgers–Camden in 2018 as a liberal studies major, a decision she is glad she made. “I am not fresh out of high school, so I really appreciate all that Rutgers–Camden has to offer nontraditional students like me, as well as the amazing camaraderie among student-veterans on campus,” said

Trujillo, who now lives in Pitman, New Jersey. At Rutgers–Camden, Trujillo has discovered her true career aspiration—becoming a high school history teacher. “It has become a passion of mine to learn about American and world history,” she said.

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