Oregon Tech Student Veterans Program (SVP)

SVP Officers



AmberAmber Duguay

Amber Duguay (30) was born in San Pedro, California. She joined the Army as a Mortuary Affairs Specialist when she turned 18. Shortly after boot camp, Amber was sent to Louisiana for Hurricane Katrina & Rita search and recovery of the deceased. She also performed funerals with her fellow soldiers for the fallen.

Amber is a full-time wife, mother, and student. She is also the director of the SVP, after working as an event coordinator and lounge manager since 2014. She is currently in her senior year as a student in the Biology-Health Science major at Oregon Tech. She plans to apply to Loma Linda to become a Pathologist Assistant.

Vice Director


Josh1Josh Nielsen

Josh Nielsen was born and raised in Medford, Oregon and graduated from North Medford High School in 1997. He served in the Marine Corps from 1997-2003 as an active duty Infantryman, and 2008-2011 in the Army as an active duty Infantryman. Josh served on three OIF deployments, one OEF deployment, and continues to serve as an Infantryman in the Oregon Army National Guard since 2011.

Josh is a transfer student from RCC and has been attending Oregon Tech full-time since Spring term 2016. He is a sophomore in the Civil Engineering program.


Katrina Goins

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Katrina Goins (21) was born in Healdsburg, California and raised in Myrtle Creek, Oregon. She joined the Army National Guard in 2012 as a Culinary Specialist when she turned 17. She completed Basic Combat Training before her senior year and finished her Army training after graduating high school in 2013. Katrina still currently drills with H Company in Medford.

Katrina is a transfer student from LBCC where she received her associate degree in General Studies. She has been attending Oregon Tech full-time since fall term of 2015. She is a sophomore in the Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Program.

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Haleigh Aubut

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Haleigh Aubut (21) was born in Phoenix, Arizona but soon moved with her family to Klamath Falls, Oregon. She joined the Air National Guard as a Weapons Technician at the age of 17. Due to being stationed at her home base of Kingsley Field, Haleigh has been able to pursue her college degree as a full time student, while still maintaining drill status on base.

She is currently a junior in the Applied Psychology program at Oregon Tech and plans to attend the University of Oregon to pursue a master’s degree in Cognitive Neuroscience.


Nathaniel Torres

Nathaniel Torres was born and raised in Klamath Falls, and was married in 2010 to Alexandra Torres. He is the proud father of two boys Kaiden and Uriah. Nathaniel joined the United States Navy in 2011 as a nuclear electricians mate. While in the Navy he served on board the USS Kentucky SSBN 737.

In 2016 Nathaniel decided to get out of the Navy and pursue higher education, which led him back to his hometown to attend Oregon Tech. Nathaniel is in pre MIT and hopes to get into the Nuclear Medicine program in fall of 2017.