Our Team

Service to School was founded by veterans who have successfully transitioned from the military into top colleges and graduate schools. We provide free admissions counseling to military veterans to help them get into great schools and maximize their career opportunities. We work on a pay-it-forward model: the applicants we’ve mentored in the past become our S2S “ambassadors” and counsel new S2S applicants. That allows us to serve as many veterans as possible as they navigate the school selection and admissions process. Below are profiles of our leadership team; on other pages, you can find profiles of our graduate school ambassadors and of our undergraduate ambassadors. Our ambassadors are the heart of S2S and our peer-to-peer model.


Beth Morgan, Executive Director

Born in Quantico, Virginia, Beth grew up in a Marine Corps family and was raised around the world, living for periods of time in Hawaii, Germany, and Korea. Professionally, Beth has worked for the Central Intelligence Agency, for several non-profits, as a consultant, and on staff at major universities throughout the United States, including Colgate University, Princeton University, and the University of Southern California. Prior to joining Service to School, Beth worked for the United States Marine Corps as the Director of the Leadership Scholar Program (LSP) engaging universities and colleges to admit qualified, exiting Marines who wanted to obtain undergraduate degrees. Beth has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia and a Master of Arts degree from Stanford University. 


Reagan Odhner, Co-Director of Undergraduate Operations (2014-present)

Reagan is a Pat Tillman Scholar and is currently at Stanford University pursuing a degree in Economics.  Before transferring to Stanford she served four years active duty in the Marine Corps as an Aviation Ordnance Technician and as a Female Engagement Team Leader.  Reagan deployed to Afghanistan in 2010 and then again in 2012.  In 2013 she left active duty to return to school and looks forward to working with other veterans preparing to transition back to school.

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Zach McDonald, Co-Director of Undergraduate Operations (2013-2014)

Zach served for just less than seven years in the Army, deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan as a paratrooper and infantry sergeant in the 82nd Airborne and later with Army intelligence in the Washington, DC area.  A recipient of the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Parachutist Badge and Purple Heart, Zach graduated from Yale in 2015 with a degree in political science, and is working on a master’s degree in security studies at the Georgetown School of Foreign Service.  From Chicago, Zach enjoys physical fitness, the outdoors, military and political theory, and American literature. 

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Saamon Legoski, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Operations

Saamon transferred to Stanford as a junior in 2013 and is majoring in Psychology. He is a Sergeant, squad leader and Behavioral Health Specialist in the Army Reserves, and is going on his sixth year. He deployed to Afghanistan from 2011-2012, acting as Noncommissioned Officer-in-Charge of a Combat Stress Control team, and was on the Military’s first Master Resiliency Outreach Team. He strives to help veterans maximize their potential, in particular while attaining a higher education.

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Michael Anderson, Director of Undergraduate Operations (2015-present) 

Michael is a Senior at Stanford pursuing a BS in Science, Technology, & Society.  He is the past president of the Stanford Undergraduate Veterans Association (SUVA), as well as a member of the South Carolina Air National Guard having spent the past five years as a crew chief on F-16’s.  He looks forward to sharing his knowledge of the transfer process having formerly helped guide veterans to undergraduate admission at Yale, Columbia, Penn, Dartmouth, Amherst, & Williams.

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Augusto Giacoman, Co-Founder

Gus completed his undergraduate degree and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant of Infantry from the US Military Academy at West Point. As an officer in the US Army he served as a platoon leader, an executive officer, and an operations officer. In these roles he focused on a variety of projects, from analyzing human terrain in Sadr City, Iraq to negotiating training objectives with members of the Georgian Land Forces in Tbilisi, Georgia. He is an alum of the New York University Stern School of Business and works at the management consultancy Strategy&, where he works with the world’s top businesses, governments, and institutions to create essential advantage and outpace competitors.

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Tim Hsia, Co-Founder

Tim completed his undergraduate degree and was commissioned as an Infantry officer from West Point. As an officer in the US Army he served as a platoon leader, an executive officer, and a battalion logistics officer. Tim has published articles in the New York Times, Small Wars Journal, and Los Angeles Times. Tim is a Pat Tillman Scholar and graduated from Stanford’s JD/MBA program. He works at a tech startup in San Francisco and enjoys spending time with family, running, playing basketball, and reading.

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Anna Ivey

Anna Ivey, Co-Founder

Anna grew up in Germany very close to the U.S. Army’s V Corps Abrams Complex, and worked as a film finance lawyer in Los Angeles before serving as Dean of Admissions at the University of Chicago Law School. Currently she runs an admissions consulting firm advising college, MBA, and law school applicants. Based out of Cambridge, Massachusetts, she has been working pro bono with veterans applying to college and graduate school for over a decade. Anna has a B.A. from Columbia University and a J.D. from the University of Chicago, and is the author of How to Prepare a Standout College Application (Wiley) and The Ivey Guide to Law School Admissions (Harcourt) and .

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Khalil Tawil, Co-Founder

Khalil grew up in Gilbert, Arizona and is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point where he received a B.S. in Economics and was commissioned in the Infantry.  Upon graduation, he studied for an M.A. in Economics from the American University in Cairo on a Fulbright Scholarship. During his military service, he deployed three times to Afghanistan. He enjoys traveling, literature, foreign policy, playing soccer, and ping pong. A Pat Tillman Scholar and Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow, Khalil is currently pursuing a JD / MBA at Yale Law School and Harvard Business School.

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David Lee, Director of MBA Operations 

David commissioned through the NROTC program at the University of Michigan and graduated with degrees in Political Science and History. As a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps, he was stationed in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii with 1st Battalion, 12th Marines where he served as a platoon commander, the assistant operations officer, and the operations officer. David is currently serving with 3rd ANGLICO as a firepower controller and will be pursuing his MBA at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and his MPP at Harvard Kennedy School.

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Sam Jacobson, Co-Director of JD Operations

Sam grew up in New York City and graduated with a B.A. from the University of Chicago in 2005.  After college he was commissioned into the Marine Corps, where he served as a rifle platoon commander in Anbar Province, Iraq and as an advisor to an Afghan National Army infantry company in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.  Sam recently received his J.D. from Stanford Law School and an M.S. from the National Intelligence University.  He currently works as a judicial clerk at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, continues to serve as a captain in the Marine Corps Reserve, and is a member of the Truman National Security Project Defense Council. 

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Joshua Fiveson, Co-Director of JD Operations & D.C. Conference Director

Joshua is an officer in the United States Navy JAG Corps and an alumnus of Harvard Law School. At Harvard, Fiveson was a Harvard Graduate Student Leadership Institute fellow and served as an editor with both the International Law Journal and the National Security Law Journal. He has worked extensively with the United States Department of Justice—in both their Office of International Affairs and Counterterrorism Section—and has regularly served as a guest speaker at George Mason University’s Criminology, Law, and Society Department. Currently, Fiveson is an Attorney Advisor to Judge Ohlson at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and he also serves as the Navy Fellow at the Institute for World Politics.

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Dean Bunch, Legal Counsel

Dean received his commission through Army ROTC at Stetson University in 1969. He earned bachelor’s degrees from Stetson (political science) and the University of Florida (journalism). He served in Vietnam with the Americal (23rd Infantry Div.) in 1970-71, and received his JD from the University of Florida in 1973. He was an assistant dean at UF 1974-76, and has been in private practice in Tallahassee since that time. He has taught legal ethics, served as chair of the Florida Commission on Ethics, and is presently chair of the Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee, which provides guidance to Florida state court judges concerning the Code of Judicial Conduct.

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Lee Haney, Chief Financial Officer

Lee is a 2008 graduate of the United States Naval Academy where he studied Political Science, Mandarin Chinese, and Econometrics.  He served for five years in the United States Marine Corps as an Intelligence Officer, deploying to Helmand Province, Afghanistan in 2010 as a team commander and to Iraq in 2011 as an advisor to the budding Iraqi Marine Corps in Umm Qasr. Lee grew up in Boulder, Colorado and spent a year at the University of Southern California studying Computer Engineering before he started at the Naval Academy. After completing an internship at Goldman Sachs in the Investment Banking Division as a participant in the Veterans Integration Program, Lee is pursuing his MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in the Class of 2015.

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Chad Burgess, Director of Special Projects

Chad grew up in Dallas, Texas and commissioned as a 2LT after graduating from Texas A&M University. He served in Germany and RC East Afghanistan as a Route Clearance Platoon Leader, Battle Captain, Liaison Officer and Training Officer. He is currently pursuing his MBA at NYU Stern School of Business.

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