We are a community dedicated to supporting veterans as they pursue their career goals as well as personal and professional growth at the UCI Paul Merage School of Business.
Victorino Mercado joins the Full Time MBA program at the Merage School after 9 years of active duty service in Naval Aviation. He looks to leverage his skillset to pivot into supply chain management or consulting. “The Merage Veterans Association looks to provide an environment familiar and comfortable to all veterans, as we transition into the business world together.”
Christian Peralta, a Los Angeles Native and UC Irvine alum, joins the Paul Merage School of Business with experience having served nine years on active duty in the U.S. Army as an infantry officer. He still currently serves in the California National Guard. He is passionate about leadership and says about the Merage Veterans Association, “…it is a great way to network and connect with other fellow veterans. I believe it’s an exceptional learning opportunity to learn other veterans’ unique stories of how they made their transition from the military to business while providing a cohesive support system.
Vince joins the Paul Merage School as a native of Detroit with eight years of service as an Army officer. He has extensive experience in logistics and strategic operations through two combat deployments and two humanitarian aid deployments. As a member of the Veteran's Club he says "the military is a family that you have for life and I am honored to have the opportunity to bring us together and help navigate this new and exciting time in our lives."