La Shawn retired from the U.S. Navy as a Religious Program Specialist after 26 years of service. During her time in the military she received two degrees—an MBA and a master’s in Healthcare Administration. With her level of education she thought she would quickly find civilian employment, but it was not the case. As she struggled to find a job, La Shawn was connected with Easterseals Bob Hope Veterans Support Program.
La Shawn now works as a Clinic Manager at a health and dental center and also serves as an adjunct professor in healthcare administration at a private college in San Diego.
“Easterseals’ professional mentorship opened the door to jobs I didn’t even know existed or be able to obtain on my own. I am very grateful for the work they’ve done and continue to do to encourage me in my career.”