Dr. Megan Hawker is an Iraqi war veteran, having served two deployments. After suffering from PTSD, she decided when she completed her service, she would work with veterans. She enrolled in Alliant University’s MFT master's program in 2008 in Irvine. She was so happy with her education that she enrolled in the PsyD program in 2010 and completed her studies in late 2015 on the San Diego campus. She currently works with homeless veterans as a clinical therapist for Interfaith Community Services in San Diego.