Maidelina has been a military spouse for 17 years. Maidelina, her husband, and their three children have been stationed at Fort Hood since 2010. She graduated magna cum laude from Texas A&M University in 2014 with a BS in psychology, and is currently pursuing an MS in experimental psychology from the same institution. Professionally, she works providing behavioral healthcare to children and adolescents struggling with mental illness and behavioral problems.
Her academic, professional, and personal experience provide Maidelina with a holistic view of how the issues facing military families are being addressed through research and services. She is excited to lend her unique insight to projects that will amplify fellow spouse's voices in military family research and empower their efforts in research advocacy.
Ashley Lunde is originally from El Paso, Texas where she studied social skills and developed her shuffle board talent at the University of Texas at El Paso (Go Miners). After getting serious, she completed an MPA at Park University, Kansas City Campus. During this time, she met her husband, got married, adopted a dog, and moved to Central Texas and is stationed with her husband at Ft. Hood. Ashley is eager to be a part of the Veteran Spouse Network and looks forward to meeting other Veteran spouses and learning about what their needs are. Her spirit animal is Selena Quintanilla.
Join the Local Chapter
By joining VSN, you will automatically be sorted into your local chapter with the city you provided. This will allow you to receive your chapter newsletter and get updates on local events. Our events coordinator, Ashley Lunde, has also created a Facebook Group for the Central Texas chapter to keep you up to date on local events and meet ups from VSN and other organizations.
To join the Veteran Spouse Network Cen-TX Chapter Facebook group, visit the page here and click "Join!"
Fourth Annual Military Social Work Conference at UT Austin
Are you a military family service provider or research investigator? Come listen to important panels and discusssions, including a panel of our steering committee members on the military spouse experience Monday, September 26 during the Military Social Work Conference at UT Austin. Register here