Shawn J. VanDiver is a 12-year Navy veteran and Director of the Truman National Security Project San Diego chapter. He has been published in local, national, and international outlets, including the San Diego Union Tribune, The Guardian, and The Daily Beast. He serves on the San Diego Lawyers Club Human Trafficking Collaborative as well as the board of directors for The Women's Museum of CA, Emerge CA, and 4D PAC. He acts in an advisory role for No One Left Behind and Veterans for Responsible Solutions. He attended National University and the Naval Postgraduate School, earning degrees or certificates in Domestic Security Management, Homeland Security and Safety Engineering, and Information Systems Operations; he holds multiple certifications spanning the enterprise of safety, homeland security, corporate security, emergency management, and teaching. He is adjunct faculty in San Diego State Universities Graduate Program in Homeland Security. When not trying to change the world, he prefers to spend time with his 8-year-old son, Ryan, who is debating between careers as a Navy engineer / scientist / astronaut or as a pirate.