About Us

Christina Leaño, Coordinator

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Christina Leaño has two decades of leadership and engagement in environmental and social concerns, including as co-founder of the Filipino/American Coalition for Environmental Solidarity. Her service is rooted in her Catholic faith, which has taught her that "faith without action is dead." As Coordinator for the De Porres Center for Community Service, her goal is to enable students to meaningfully engage in their community for the transformation of society and their personal transformation. Christina received her B.A. from Yale University in American Studies and her M.A. in Systematic Theology from the Graduate Theological Union. She also serves as adjunct faculty in the Department of Theology and Philosophy.

Ashli Van Horn, AmeriCorps VISTA


While service has always been a part in Ashli’s life, it wasn’t until her junior year of college that it really became a staple. It was at this time that she began her work as a youth mentor at the local Boys & Girls club, and realized how much difference you could make through service. Her work as a mentor led her to applying to AmeriCorps, a corporation dedicated to alleviating poverty through a year of service. Ashli hopes to strengthen Barry’s relationship with Miami Edison High School through a youth mentoring program, encouraging the 10th grade class to strive for something more than just a high school diploma. Ashli received her B.S. from Stetson University in Chemistry and currently volunteers at the Miami Science Museum.

Sashay Goodletty, Graduate Research Assistant


Realizing that there is strength and possibilities for change in numbers, service is becoming more and more a part of Sashay's life each day. Her main interest surrounds youth, especially those from at-risk backgrounds. Sashay hopes to bring an open mind and her passion for helping others to engage Barry's student body in service. Sashay received her B.A. from Florida International University in Psychology and is now pursuing a Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling.

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