When 1L Alex Guglielmo was an undergraduate at Truman State University studying criminal justice, German and military science, he took a leap that would shape his path for the future. He joined the Missouri Army National Guard in November 2013, and since then has worked his way up to becoming an engineer officer. Guglielmo aspires to continue his military career as an officer once he has completed his legal training.
This summer, before beginning classes at Mizzou Law, he became a student worker at the Veterans clinic. Despite his military background, Guglielmo says he had little knowledge of the VA system prior to this experience.
“In my short time at the clinic, however, I have become very familiar with the inner workings of the VA and the fight that the Veterans Clinic and other organizations go through to make sure veterans get the care and justice they deserve,” Guglielmo said. “I have been fortunate enough to be able to lend my energy and efforts to the clinic to help address the claims backlog and large client loads.”
For fun, Guglielmo enjoys activities that continue to challenge and train his mind, spending time playing trivia, learning about energy or training for competitive obstacle courses. He sets goals for himself in both his professional and personal life.
“When I find the time, I like to run the variety of trails around Columbia,” he said. “My goal is to be able to start competing for time in 5K/10K obstacle courses like the Rugged Maniac and Tough Mudder.”
We are so excited to have Alex as part of the Mizzou Law family and we are immensely grateful for the contributions he has already made with the Veterans Clinic.