Brown University Student Veterans Society (BUSVS)

The Brown University Student Veterans Society (BUSVS) was formed in 2009 to help foster a community of support and awareness for student veterans and students interested in military service. Members of BUSVS have been involved with raising awareness of veterans’ and military issues both on and off campus.

In recent years, BUSVS members have held a clothes and blanket drive for homeless veterans in Rhode Island, traveled to Washington, D.C. to speak with members of congress concerning legislation affecting the military, participated on University committees discussing the role of commissioning programs at Brown, and hosted events such as the annual Veterans Day Celebration.

For more information, please contact Katie Yetter at [email protected].

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Katie Yetter


Katie is a senior studying Cognitive Neuroscience and Sociology. She served 5 years in the U.S. Marine Corps. as an F-35B safety equipment mechanic. Katie is the PAVE program coordinator in the Office of Military-Affiliated Students. Katie also performs undergraduate research in the Neurorestoration & Neurotechnology department at the Providence VA Medical Center conducting research on PTSD prevention in First Responders. Katie spends most of her time working on the farm and working out at the gym.


Seth Bae

Vice President of Programming

Seth is a second-year RUE student concentrating in International and Public Affairs. Before Brown, Seth served in the Army and attended Onondaga Community College. Outside of the classroom, Seth spends most time training for triathlon and Jiu Jitsu.



Conall Finn

Vice President of Resources

Conall is a third-year RUE student studying Business Economics. He served in the US Army for five years as an Arabic Cryptologic Linguist. Before coming to Brown, he studied at Johnson and Wales University and the Defense Language Institute. Conall interned the previous summer in Verizon's Finance Leadership Development Program and will be returning there next summer.


Haeun Baek


Haeun is a first-year RUE student interested in studying Environmental Science. She served in the United States Army for five years as a Tactical Power Generation Equipment Specialist and a Battalion Sponsorship Coordinator. Before arriving to Brown, she attended Howard Community College in Maryland. After Brown, she is interested in working in the government sector or a career in environmental consulting.