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Melanie Goldring
Director of Programs
mgoldring@ayudainc.net

Melanie grew up in Los Angeles, California and recently graduated from Washington University in Saint Louis where she studied Psychology, Spanish, and Children Studies. Melanie is currently pursuing a Master of Social Work at the Brown School of Social Work at Wash U where she is focusing on education policy and working with children, youth, and families. In 2012 Melanie joined AYUDA as a volunteer in Ecuador and served as a Volunteer Mentor in the Dominican Republic for the Campo Amigo program the following four summers. Melanie worked as a Program Leader during the summer of 2016 for both the Campo Amigo and En El Camino programs. Melanie subsequently joined AYUDA as a staff member in the fall of 2016. She is excited to continue to be a part of the great work AYUDA does.


Arianna Tuomey
Incoming Director of Operations
atuomey@ayudainc.net

Arianna grew up in Tucson, Arizona and recently graduated from University of California San Diego where she studied Human Biology and Theater, and plans to go on to attend medical school in the future. As an undergraduate at UCSD, Arianna founded the university's first College Diabetes Network chapter and served as president for three years. In 2016 Arianna joined AYUDA as a volunteer in the Dominican Republic and served as a Volunteer Mentor-in-training the following summer for the Campo Amigo program. She is excited to continue working with AYUDA as a staff member to maintain AYUDA's mission to empower youth to be agents of change.


Stephanie Boyle
Director of Operations
sboyle@ayudainc.net

Stephanie grew up in Brooklyn, NY and recently graduated from Bates College where she studied Psychology, History and Public Health. While at Bates she volunteered as a tutor and mentor at an afterschool homework help program in a nearby housing community where she realized her desire to work with youth. Before finding AYUDA her junior year, Stephanie spent two summers working as an intern for public health non-profit organizations. In 2012 Stephanie joined AYUDA as a volunteer in Ecuador and served as a volunteer mentor in the Dominican Republic for the Campo Amigo program the following summer. Stephanie subsequently joined AYUDA as a full time staff member and now works to support volunteers through the different programs.


 

2017 Volunteer Volunteer Mentors & Mentors-in-training

Peninah Benjamin
(Volunteer Mentor, Campo Amgio Dominicano; Volunteer Mentor, En El Camino)

Francesca Davis
(Volunteer Mentor, Campo Amigo Dominicano)

Arianna Tuomey
(Volunteer Mentor-in-training, Campo Amigo Dominicano)

Emma Zgonc
(Volunteer Mentor-in-training, Campo Amigo Dominicano)