Meet the Staff

Jon Baldessari

Director, Veterans Resource Center

(305) 284-8719
Jon is the inaugural director of the Veterans Resource Center, which includes overseeing all aspects of programs and initiatives for the academic and professional success of veteran and military-connected students. Additionally, he advises the Veteran Students Organization (VSO) and works with a representative advisory board to support veteran...

Student Staff

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Garrett Graham

Graduate Assistant

Garrett is the inaugural Graduate Assistant at the Veterans Resource Center. Originally from Tallahassee, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida with a double major in Political Science and History. He is currently in his third year (3L) at the UM School of Law where he is a member of the Veteran Law Student Society (Treasurer) as well as the Military & National Security Law Society (President). In August of 2021, Garrett completed Officer Candidates School and accepted a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps. Upon graduation and passing the bar exam, he will be placed on active duty as a judge advocate.