Liseth Velez, NECC student
Liseth Velez hopes that with the help of Northern Essex and the military she will be able to fulfill her dream of becoming an on-air entertainment news reporter.
Born in Colombia, educated in Lowell, and currently living in Haverhill, the 21-year-old has thought about the military since she joined the JRO TC her freshman year at Lowell High School.
Currently active with the U.S. Army National Guard, she is in the process of transferring to the Air Force
“I knew the military would help me with my plan to go to college to become a journalist,” she says. “I want to earn my master’s in journalism.”
The G.I. Bill will help with that.
Most recently, Velez and her unit were activated in preparation for the onslaught of tropical storm Sandy.