As a young woman, Tina Secrease served in the US Navy as a corpsman. She worked in the women’s health unit, emergency triage, and general clinic. As a young mother, Tina found herself briefly homeless with her three children. After that experience, Tina was determined to pursue education. She earned her bachelor’s degree from California State University, Channel Islands and received critical support from the Veterans Resource Center. Tina is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Public Administration from California Lutheran University.