The Office of Military and Veteran Services is Washington University’s focal point for military and veteran matters, to include transitioning military-connected students into higher education, providing and connecting students with programs and services, and partnering across campus and in the community.

Our services include:

  • Advising current and prospective military-connected students
  • Advising students on how to maximize their Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs educational benefits
  • Supporting military-connected students with questions, concerns or issues impacting them
  • Supporting faculty and staff who work with student veterans
  • Facilitating connection between veterans and non-veterans
  • Providing and supporting veteran-unique programming
    • Social and professional development events
    • Peer mentoring and sponsorship
    • Veteran orientation
  • Connecting students to campus and community resources

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Office Information

Appointments are available Monday through Friday between 9 am – 12 pm and 1-4 pm. Other times are available upon request.

While you may walk in to our office, we cannot guarantee our availability. We advise you to call ahead or schedule an appointment.


Office Location

Danforth Campus
Umrath Hall, Room 121

Map to Office of Military and Veteran Services


Street Address

6475 Forsyth Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63105

Park in the Danforth University Center Garage


Mailing Address

Military and Veteran Services
Washington University in St. Louis
One Brookings Drive
Campus Box 1175
St. Louis, MO 63130

Office Staff

Jennifer Goetz

Veteran Student Services Advisor

Jennifer Goetz is the Veteran Student Services Advisor and coordinates efforts across the university’s schools, divisions, and units to effectively serve WashU’s military and veteran community. Jen is a veteran social worker, Brown School alumna and Air Force Reservist.

Raised in an Air Force family with both parents serving as career Airmen, she received her commission from the University of Virginia’s Air Force ROTC program and served several years on active duty before transitioning to the Air Force Reserve in 2006. She brings her experiences as a military family member, spouse and service member into her work with current and prospective students of all backgrounds, including service members, veterans, family members and ROTC cadets.

Matthew Carroll

Military and Veteran Services Graduate Intern

Matt Carroll is a Military and Veteran Services Graduate Intern and a Master of Social Work candidate at the Brown School, with a concentration in Mental Health. He served 5 years on active duty in the U.S. Army and his experiences while serving led him to pursue a career in the mental health field. He is interested in working with veterans in a direct practice setting with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). He supports the office’s work across the university, engaging directly with military-connected students and assisting in the office’s administration. Matt is also currently serving as the president of WUVets.

Reede Goldberg

Military and Veteran Services Graduate Intern

Reede Goldberg is a Military and Veteran Services Graduate Intern and a Master of Social Work candidate at the Brown School.  Her concentration is Violence and Injury Prevention with a specialization in Sexual Health and Education. She supports the office’s work across the university, engaging directly with faculty, staff and military-connected students and assisting in the office’s administration.

Kavya Kathpalia

Military and Veteran Services Graduate Intern

Kavya Kathpalia is a Military and Veteran Services Graduate Intern and a Master of Social Work candidate at the Brown School. She is currently concentrating in Mental Health and is interested approaching community engagement and development from a combined lens of systems dynamics and trauma sensitivity. She is also interested in qualitative research within minority communities from an international developmental and cultural perspective. She supports the office’s work in aspects of administration, outreach, facilitation, strategy and program evaluation in support of WashU’s military-connected students.

Laura McDermott

VA Work Study Student Worker

Laura McDermott is a VA Work Study Student Worker and a Master of Social Work candidate at the Brown School. She is concentrating in Violence and Trauma in Communities, and her interests are in social policy, violence prevention/intervention, and the implications of historical and intergenerational trauma in community health. She supports the office’s work across the university, engaging directly with military-connected students and assisting in the office’s administration.

Scott Millar

Military and Veteran Services Graduate Intern

Scott Millar is a Military and Veteran Services Graduate Intern and a Master of Social Work candidate at the Brown School, with a concentration in Behavioral Health & Integrated Health, allowing him the opportunity to focus on veteran issues. To further that goal, he is also applying to the Master of Social Policy program as a dual degree student. His interests include service members and their family’s transition from active duty to the civilian community, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and Military Sexual Trauma (MST), and veteran suicide. Scott is an Army veteran with 15 years of active duty and Reserve service. He supports the office’s work across the university, engaging directly with faculty, staff, and military-connected students and assisting in the office’s administration.