DeJonge is the program manager of community engagement & innovation for the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF). She is responsible for fostering and maintaining a relationship with community agencies that provide services to veterans and their families, and to help build a Community of Practice (CoP) among all NYS Supportive Services Veteran Families (SSVF) programs.
Prior to joining the IVMF in May 2014, she worked as a Program Manager at Veterans Outreach Center, Inc. in Rochester, NY. There, she was responsible for the daily operations of a housing program serving homeless and at-risk for homelessness and low income veterans and families.
DeJonge is a veteran of the U.S. Army. As a part of the Army Chemical Corps and a Nuclear Biological Chemical (NBC) Sergeant she served four years in various roles as a track commander, squad leader, and operations sergeant both domestically and abroad.
She holds an associate’s degree in Liberal Arts from the Finger Lakes Community College and is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Communications and Rhetorical Studies at Syracuse University.