Isa Marie McIntyre

Army Veteran

Board Member at Large & Scholarship Committee Chair

Isa Marie served 8 years on active duty in the U.S. Army as a Multiple  Launch Rocket Systems (MLRS) Repairer. She completed two  deployments in Iraq, totaling in 27 months of combat operations. Her  military awards include the Combat Action Badge, the Iraq Campaign  Medal with three campaign stars, and four Army Commendation Medals,  among others. 

In 2012 Isa Marie became caregiver to her husband Alejandro, after he  stepped on an improvised explosive device while on deployment in  Afghanistan, resulting in the loss of both of his legs. Several years after  his injuries Alex turned to beekeeping to provide him a new purpose. Now the two have over 1,000  hives, along with goats, chickens and horses. 

In May 2019, Isa Marie graduated from Sacramento State’s Business Honors Program where she earned  a bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior. In November 2019, Isa Marie began managing Farmer Veteran Coalition’s Enhancing Agricultural Opportunities for Military  Veterans (Ag-Vets) grant issued by the USDA-NIFA. Though there are several deliverables associated  with this grant, the main goal is to recruit veterans for the Center for Land-Based Learning Agricultural  Apprenticeship Program and the Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Training Program

Isa Marie remains active in the veteran community and currently serves that community in the following  capacities:  

Women Veterans Giving Scholarship Committee Chair- WVG encourages professional  development in women veterans by providing scholarships to attend professional conferences.  

Vanquishing the Invisibility” Participant- A portrait project designed to raise awareness that  women are veterans too.  

The Mission Continues Women Veterans Leadership Program- A program designed to enhance  effective leadership skills while empowering women veterans to serve in under-resourced  communities. 

Legislative Caregiver Advocacy- Meeting with former VA Secretary Shulkin and other key  stakeholders to share caregiver issues that were later addressed in the 2018 VA Mission Act. 

Fox News Wounded Warrior Experience Participant- A panel of wounded warriors and their  caregivers, filmed at the National Archives in Washington, D.C

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