Provider Profiles: Roxana Mejia, Habitat for Humanity San Diego

In this series, we highlight those working in the Veteran and Military communities to help make reintegration and life a little better for everyone. We wanted to ask some of the common questions about how they got to where they are and how they inspire others to do more.Interviewer: Stacey Ebert, Veteran Support Network Name: Roxana MejiaOrganization: San Diego Habitat for HumanityTitle: Director of Neighborhood Revitalization & Home Repair  Why Veterans? I enlisted in the Navy for five years (2004-2009). During that time, I worked as a gas turbine mechanic in the engineering department on board two naval ships. I often find that while many of us become enamored with the idea of returning to civilian life, we don’t fully grasp the new challenges and opportunities that come with the territory. 
During the first two years after completion of my service, going to school was a soothing refuge. I am thankful to have enrolled in fellowships and internships, and about three years after tra…

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