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3L featured in November issue of Cosmopolitan magazine

October 14, 2013 | Students

Check out this month’s issue of Cosmopolitan to see Moritz College of Law student Jenna Grassbaugh featured in the magazine’s story on women veterans.

In the article, the 29-year-old shared her background on joining the military, including how she met Capt. Jonathan D.Grassbaugh, who she married in 2006.  He was killed in action in April 2007, but his legacy thrives at Moritz.

Grassbaugh made the decision to donate the $250,000 she received in life insurance money from her husband’s death to start the Captain Jonathan D. Grassbaugh Veterans Project.

The project assists veterans by providing them with the free legal services they may need, from dealing with financial crises to foreclosures. The program is being launched this fall, and fundraising efforts continue. Most recently, money raised for the seventh annual Race Judicata benefited the cause.

After tours in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Haiti, Grassbaugh now attends Moritz as a member of the Class of 2014. The college’s program, however, allows her to continue to serve as a captain in the U.S. Army with plans to join the Judge Advocate General corps after graduation.

Grassbaugh, whose decision to enter the military shocked many people, offered advice to women considering the same path.

“If there are any other girls thinking they would like to do this but think they’re too girlie or too academic, I would say, you might surprise yourself,” she told the magazine. “I certainly did…and a couple of other people too.”