Student Veterans Organization (SVO)


The Student Veterans Organization offers a non-political environment where Cal Poly veterans, active duty personnel, reservists, families and others can meet, share  information and plan activities. It is designed to emulate the camaraderie military personnel experienced while in the service. The goal of the Student Veterans Organization is to assist in any way to help our former brothers, sisters in arms, and dependents of veterans  realize their full potential academically, socially, and in the workplace.

SVO Officers

Bryan Cochran

Bryan is a United States Marine. He served four years as a Combat Engineer with 1st Combat Engineer Battalion stationed at Camp Pendleton, Ca. During his time in the Marine Corps he served in two tours of war, one to Iraq and one to Afghanistan. Bryan is a third year transfer student from Saddleback Community College currently majoring in City and Regional Planning. He also has been married to his wife Jessica for 7 1/2 years.


Ariel Crisostomo
Vice President

Ariel is currently working on a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Psychology at Cal Poly. Her father has been serving in the U.S. Air Force for 21 years, and her family has been stationed all over the country at Luke, Nellis, Lackland, Andrews, and Travis Air Force Base. Having been a dependent of the military all her life, Ariel hopes to help create community among veterans and other dependents on campus as Vice President of the SVO and as a member of the Veterans Success Center Staff.

Sarah Morningred

Sarah Morningred is currently working on her B.A. in English at Cal Poly. She is a member of Cal Poly's Mustang Band and a student in the Honors Program. She started working in the Veteran Success Center in April 2015 because she wants to help aid veterans in their transition to college and learn more about the veteran population at Cal Poly. She is excited to be a member of the team. 



Annika Yandell

Annika Yandell is a first year student currently working on her B.S. in Psychology at Cal Poly. Annika spent three years as a representative on the Air Force Reserve Teen Council, where she helped to implement programs across the nation for military dependent youth. She has attended six AFR Teen Leadership Summits, has worked on the youth support staff at Yellow Ribbon Events, and was a mentor at a wilderness camp in Florida for military dependent teenagers. Annika is excited to be on the team at the Veteran Success Center.


Jillian Zuck
VSC Staff

Jillian is a first year Kinesiology student hoping to one day be an Occupational Therapist for veterans. She is part of many other clubs on campus including the sailing team, Relay for Life, and PolyFit. Jillian is excited to be a part of the Veteran Success Center team and start aiding veterans in their transition to life at Cal Poly.


Student Veterans Organization

Building 52 Room E4
1 Grand Avenue
San Luis Obispo, Ca 93410
Phone: (805) 756-7009


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