Meet the Staff

Earl Raehsler
Earl Raehsler, Veteran Success Center, Coordinator

Contact me at

(530) 752-5709

As the Coordinator for the Veterans Success Center I get the opportunity to work with all the Veterans, Service Members and Dependents on Campus. I have been with UC Davis since 2010 when I retired from the United States Army after 24 years of service. While serving in the Army I was an Infantryman, Drill Instructor, Medic, Operating Room Tech, Licensed Practical Nurse and Recruiter. Before coming to the Veterans Success Center I worked as the Associate Director of Admission with the UC Davis Graduate School of Management. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling and any chance I can get on a river to do some fishing.

Yoanda Torres
Yolanda Torres, Veterans Affairs Certifying Official

Contact me at

(530) 752-2020

As the Veterans Affairs Certifying Official for the campus, my primary role is managing the administration of educational benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the California Department of Veterans Affairs (Cal Vet).   I love working at the Veterans Success Center because I get the opportunity to meet all the amazing veterans, military members and dependents.  It is my privilege to work these students. As a nation we are indebted to them for their selfless sacrifice in serving our country; our veterans are our truly our nation’s greatest treasure!  

During my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, exploring the outdoors; camping, fishing, biking, and traveling with my husband. Summer time you will find us on the beaches of Maui soaking up the sun.

Veterans Affairs Work Study Students

Work Study Student

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(530) 752-2020