My name is Roy; I was born and raised in Southwest Detroit (Mexican Town). While growing up in Detroit, I knew that I wanted to get out of the city and go explore the world around me. After high school I decided to join the Army and go fight in Iraq and Afghanistan. Looking back, I can see it was my way of testing myself, physically and emotionally. When I completed my time in the service, I immediately enrolled into school at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN. I majored in Healthcare Management with a minor in Health. I was able to finish up my bachelors in 3.5 years. As soon as I completed my undergrad, I enrolled into a Masters of Science in Healthcare Administration program at Saint Joseph’s University. My expected graduation date is in the Fall of 2017.
While in the military I knew that I wanted to make healthcare my career field. I have many friends that depend on the VA for benefits and PTSD treatment. I looked upon it as my duty to find a career with the VA and continue servicing them, even though my military service was over. Unfortunately, finding employment in the VA has proven almost impossible for me, so I’ve decided to venture in the healthcare insurance field and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere.