The Navy veteran will lead enrollment efforts and assist in the development of FourBlock’s first-ever online course.

FourBlock is pleased to announce the hiring of Jewel Rose as the foundation’s Associate Director of Admissions. In this role, Rose will lead efforts for national enrollment and help develop FourBlock’s new online course.

“It’s the greatest feeling in the world to be able to work for an organization that has done so much for the veteran community,” said Rose. “I’m excited to be able to work alongside an incredible team of people all across the country to help veterans find new careers. I hope to help bring FourBlock into new cities so that we can expand our program into areas where veterans need it the most.”

Jewel Rose, Associate Director of Admissions, FourBlock

Rose served in the U.S. Navy from 2005 until 2009 as part of the anti-submarine warfare unit within the meteorology community. She specialized in developing recommendations from raw oceanic data to improve sound propagation based on array and sonar placements. Rose earned her bachelor’s degree in Community and Nonprofit Leadership and a master’s degree in Education Leadership and Policy Analysis, both from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She works alongside the Seattle veteran community with organizations such as The Mission Continues, Team RWB, and is on the board for Minority Veterans of America.

FourBlock has also bolstered its staff for the fall by bringing on additional Associate Instructors. These professionals lead the foundation’s Career Readiness Program each week and are selected based on their desire to help veterans, ability to pass instruction, and corporate work experience.

New team members include Damien Bertolo, Accenture (San Francisco); Ken Davenport, Mission Edge (San Diego); Kyle Dedmon, SpaceX (Los Angeles); Larry Delgado, Pierce Transit (Tacoma); Elana Duffy, Pathfinder Labs (New York City); Joshua Hartley, PwC (New York City); Chris Howard, Voya Financial (Phoenix); Craig Stresemann, Home Depot (Phoenix); Launia Terry, Day & Zimmermann (Philadelphia); and additional Associate Instructors to be named at a later date.

Registration for the fall semester is now open. Interested veterans can apply by clicking the button below.


FourBlock is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is the nation’s local network for leading veteran professionals. Each year, hundreds of veterans in every corner of the country are equipped to pursue careers right for them, thanks to the support of local FourBlock communities. From leading organizations to launching innovative new ventures, FourBlock veterans are tackling mission critical goals at Fortune 500 companies through the power of the FourBlock network. To learn more about how FourBlock is helping veterans transition better and building a national community of veteran professionals, visit fourblock.org

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