Matthew Keels is a leading advocate for military-connected students attending Cal State LA. He is an Army Veteran who serves the veteran community and hopes to one day become an active leader for veterans. He is seeking a Bachelors Degree in Social Work with an interest in Policy and Economic Justice. As a veteran himself, he has spoken at several veteran events, and continues to fight for veterans issues across the community. Aside from ASI, Matthew is also the Vice President for SALUTE Veterans Honor Society, and the Fundraiser for the Lobby Days Caucus. Matthew's motto is "Learn to teach and teach to learn".