The Ivy League Veterans Council

Sciences & Mathematics

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Adam Behrendt

Institution & Graduation Date: Stanford University, June 2020
Major: Math and Computational Science

Adam studies math and computational science at Stanford, with the goal of going to medical school and becoming a physician. He previously served as a Navy medic, and was stationed in Okinawa, Japan supporting various regional reconnaissance operations from 2010 to 2014. At Stanford, he recognized a need for leadership in expanding opportunities for veterans in higher education, and he has since becoming President of both Stanford's undergraduate veteran organization and The Ivy League Veterans Council. His long-term goal is to apply his experience in medicine and interests in math and computer science to expand access to patient care.

Adam can be reached at and found on LinkedIn here.

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Tyler Eddy

Institution & Graduation Date: Princeton University, May 2021
Major: Astrophysical Sciences (Applied Math/Computing & Russian Language)

Tyler served five years in the Marine Corps as a Helicopter Airframe Mechanic before continuing his education at Princeton. He is currently studying for a career in research or commercial applications of astrophysical sciences.

Tyler can be reached at and found on LinkedIn here.

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James Goins

Institution & Graduation Date: University of Pennsylvania, May 2020
Major: Science, Technology, and Society (Biotechnology and Biomedicine)

James served eight years in the Air Force in the IT, postal, and administration fields, receiving several awards for his accomplishments. He is currently focusing his studies at UPenn on biotechnology and biomedicine.

James can be reached at and found on LinkedIn here.

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Katie Yetter

Institution & Graduation Date: Brown University, May 2022
Major: Health and Human Biology (Evolutionary Biology)

Katie served five years in the Marine Corps as an F-35 Aircraft Safety Equipment Mechanic. She has obtained professional public speaking skills, as well as leadership skills from her military service. She enjoys communicating with others about her passions in science and the military. She is interested in research, primarily in the medical field.

Katie can be reached at

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Joel Fudge

Institution & Graduation Date: Brown University, May 2020
Major: Environmental Studies (Sustainability in Development)

Joel is a former Reconnaissance Marine Team Leader with four years’ experience in the Marine Corps. He is currently working for Brown's Office of Military Affiliated Students and is pursuing his BA in Environmental Studies with an emphasis on Sustainability in Development.

Joel can be reached at and found on LinkedIn here.

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Mike Halberg

Institution & Graduation Date: Cornell University, May 2019
Major: Biology & Society (Molecular Medicine and Health Politics) / Minor: Biomedical Science

Mike served four years as an Airborne Infantryman in the U.S. Army, with a combat rotation to Afghanistan from 2011-2012 as a team leader in the Army's premier arctic warfare brigade. Witnessing the human cost of warfare galvanized his commitment to earn a medical education, and shaped his interests in studying the health sciences within a context of global politics. He maintains involvement with the military community as a prior-enlisted mentor for Cornell's undergraduate ROTC cadets, and as volunteer cadre when the unit conducts field training exercises.

Mike can be reached at