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2L Speaks at Womens’ ‘Herstory’ Month Panel on Women in the Military

Yvette Tyson, Class of 2017

March 02, 2016

Yvette Tyson, a 2L, discussed her experience as an interrogator with the U.S. Army at a panel  focused on women in the military to celebrate Women’s History Month.

As a staff sergeant, Tyson was deployed to Lebanon, Nigeria and Iraq as well as three tours in Afghanistan, where she conducted many interrogations.

Tyson was just one of three women and the only female interrogator at the Fort Bragg base where she was stationed for extended periods between 2001 and 2009.

“There was a lot I had to go through to show that I knew what I was doing,” said Tyson, who joined veterans who are currently enrolled or recently graduated from the College of Nursing and the College of Arts and Sciences.

The former staff sergeant said she counts among her heroines Professor Chapin Cimino and Professor Clare Coleman, who have both helped motivate and inspire her through her legal studies.

The discussion was organized by the University’s Veterans Task Force, Office of Veteran Student Services and the Student Center for Inclusion and Culture.

Drexel has been named a “Military Friendly School” by G.I. Jobs and ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s best institutions for veterans.