Our Team Leader of the Month is Nicholas Carter of Boise State University! Nicholas served in the Air Force for six years as a cryptological language analyst, digital network intelligence analyst, computer network exploitation analyst, and NCOIC of a multi-service and civilian unit. He is now studying materials science and engineering at BSU, working as an undergrad research assistant, and he expects to graduate next spring. Together with BSU’s Veteran Services Coordinator, Lori Sprague, Nicholas was instrumental in bringing PAVE to his school and establishing a solid program there. Lori says, “Our program would not be where it is today if it wasn’t for him,” and we couldn’t agree more.
Nicholas says that he’s loved being a Team Leader, especially those times when he or other Peer Advisors on his team have been able to identify a student vet who’s struggling and then help them get back on their feet. He says he’s enjoyed “bringing people to together for a common cause and purpose” and learning that there are so many resources and individuals available and willing to assist student vets. Although he has found recruiting new Peer Advisors challenging at times due to his busy schedule, he has helped build a great team and excelled at devising and implementing inventive ways to help raise awareness for the program at his school, including developing an online course about PAVE that all student veterans at his school take. Way to go, Nicholas!