Alumni Success Story: Jonathan Diaz

Jonathan DiazCongratulations to Jonathan Diaz, the featured January 2016 Alumni of the month!

Jonathan is a graduate of the Afternoon Horticulture Semester Sep – Dec 2015

Why I attended OU
I attended Oaksterdam University to gain the knowledge I needed to enter the cannabis industry and grow clean and safe medicine for everyone across the world.  I recently received an Honorable Discharge from the United States Army and soon after my discharge I began experiencing symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  In order to cope with my symptoms I drank alcohol heavily, in doing so I hoped to gain the slightest hours of sleep during the night. The alcoholism caused damage to my body and my personal life. With the advice of a medical professional, I was instructed to try cannabis before bedtime instead of alcohol.  That was the night I was finally able to get some sleep. 

How it helped/inspire me
Oaksterdam University has inspired me to get involved with the local laws and legislations. It has inspired me to work to the best of my abilities so I may help the prisoners of the drug war that should have never existed.  After learning of the impact I can make by attending jury duty alone, I will always be there when called, so I can let the other jurors know about Jury Immunity and why they cannot be punished for their verdicts. Last but not least, I have gained a huge respect for the earth in my short time in this semester.  I have been inspired to use cleaner energy, buy local resources, and continue to reduce my Carbon footprint.

What would you tell a prospective student?
Anyone who is thinking about attending Oaksterdam University should stop procrastinating! You cannot beat hands-on-training.  Oaksterdam University has a great team that was always there to answer your questions.

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