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Bruna Pavan

Fort Lauderdale, FL - Class of 2019 Major: Government
Bruna Pavan


Hello everyone! My name is Bruna Pavan and I am from sunny Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where I grew up my entire life. I am the middle child of three. I grew up around boats all my life and my parents own a scuba diving business back home, so I have always been super comfortable being on the water.

Ever since I was as younger, I’ve always admired the Coast Guard for allowing me to feel safe whenever I went out fishing, scuba diving or cruising around the inlet. I could not picture a better career that would allow me to be on the ocean, serve my country, and protect what I hold so dear to my heart. I graduated high school in 2014, but I didn’t get accepted to the Academy my first time around. Still determined, I decided to attend a service academy prep school, Marion Military Institute, “self-prepped” and gave it another shot. With the help of an amazing faculty and a ton of hard work, I earned an appointment to the Great Class of 2019. That year was a rewarding experience that I will be forever thankful for, and it makes me appreciate this place so much more.

Here at the Academy, I’ve participated in rugby, water polo, and rowing with some of the greatest teammates a person could ask for! In my free time I spend time at the Mystic Aquarium as a volunteer scuba diver. I’m also very open and I love talking about this great institution so if you have any questions at all, feel free to email me at [email protected] and I will get back to you ASAP!

Stay salty,


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