Marylou Fuentes is pictured with her family including her husband John, and their daughter Brooklyn.

Marylou Fuentes is pictured with her family including her husband John, and their daughter Brooklyn.

Marylou Fuentes, Veteran, Staff Sergeant United States Army/Student, Monroe College

Staff Sergeant Mary Fuentes and her husband, John Samudio, fell in love in the United States Army. After devoting 11 years to her country, Mary decided to return to civilian life so she could be home with their daughter, Brooklyn. Yet, Mary still wanted to give back and help her fellow veterans. That’s when she enrolled in Monroe College’s Hospitality Program. Once her bachelor’s degree is complete, the pair plan to start their own business providing meals to needy veterans.