1st Lt. Meridith Fonseca talks about her career in the Army Reserve and her civilian job at an outdoor gear company. In the Army Reserve, Fonseca is a Military Information Support Operations Officer. In her civilian job, she coordinates the production of gloves that can be used in many different conditions.
Members of the Army Reserve have the opportunity to train near home while maintaining their civilian careers and hobbies. For example, Fonseca is still able to follow her passion for fitness, and she sets aside time for yoga classes.