Class Of 2018: Navy Rotc + Architecture = Flight School?
U.S. Navy Midshipman Maribeth Salinas will earn her University of Virginia degree in architecture on May 20, but instead of designing buildings, she’ll spend her next eight to 10 years in the military. Salinas, however, will head to flight school to reach for the skies, not carrier decks.
She follows her family’s military tradition – her father and sister both attended the U.S. Naval Academy and became Marines. But when she chose architecture as a major, she didn’t predict she’d eventually work on a project in the Pueblo, Colorado neighborhood where her dad grew up.
Her choices might seem unusual, but Salinas successfully maneuvered her way through the courses and activities in her education strategy.