ready to eat) again. But when she was handed one from a fellow veteran during a recent
Heroes Among Us event on the Bedford campus, Moreira demonstrated how an MRE is
veteran to share his or her experiences as a service member. MCC Veterans Resource Center (VRC)
and the Veterans Club sponsor the program.
high school. She was the first member of her family to be in the military. "I graduated high school,
took my summer off and went to boot camp in August," she said. "I definitely remember having a
`What have I done?' moment," she said. "But I'm glad I joined. The military set me up for success."
Afghanistan in 2011 2012, where she served as a Field Radio Operator.
"Field Radio Operators help establish communications between trucks in a convoy or help establish
network communications between bases," she explained. "It's your job to make sure information is
getting relayed correctly."
a radio frequency engineer," she said. She started at Middlesex to brush up on her math skills and
is now in the Electrical Engineering Program. She spends a lot of time in the VRC and serves as vice
president of the Veterans Club. "It's great to be with a group of people who understand what you've
been through," she said.
bachelor's and master's degrees in its Microwaves and Signals program.
Professor Michele Stein is a great role model and she helped me get an internship for the summer.
Hard work pays off everything is falling into place."
Center, visit www.middlesex.mass.edu/vrc or
email VRC Coordinator Rick Reppucci at