Our Counselors

Our counselors provide personal, career and academic counseling for students who are military veterans, reservists or dependents enrolled with the Veteran Services program at De Anza. 

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Our counselors can assist you with

  • Choosing classes to reach your academic goal, such as earning a degree or certificate or transferring to a university
  • Creating an educational plan
  • Finding resources on campus, such as tutoring or other academic assistance
  • Exploring career options
  • And more!

Make an Appointment!

While we're operating under restrictions related to COVID-19 for the 2021 fall quarteryou can use this online scheduler to speak with a Veteran Resource Counselor by phone or Zoom video.

Online Scheduler

When you submit your request, a counselor will contact you to arrange for a phone or video conference.

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Lan Truong, LCSW
Veteran Resource Counselor

  • My passion for serving veterans and their families stems from my experience as a licensed clinical social worker at the Veterans Affairs Medical Centers. I am honored to be a Veteran Resource Counselor at De Anza College, and I am committed to providing individualized counseling support to assist our student veterans in reaching their educational goals.

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Manija Ansari,
Veteran Resource Counselor

  • Languages spoken: English, Farsi, German and Russian
    Hobbies: History, music and international travel
    Favorite quote: "Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." -- Leo Buscaglia

Students who aren't eligible to see a Veteran Services counselor can visit the general Counseling and Advising Center or a counselor within their division or program.

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