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Simone Rodriguez
My name is Simone Rodriguez and I am the Graduate Assistant for the Leaders in Service Program. I am very excited to be working with this program and to help bridge the gap between UAlbany students and the Albany community. I am currently enrolled at the university working towards a Masters in Social Work. I share a passion for helping people. One of my ultimate career goals is to run a non-profit organization that helps youth in an inner city community. I have a lot of volunteer experience at different non-profit organizations here in Albany and in my hometown in the Bronx, NY. I received my bachelor's degree in Law and Society- Psychology Pathway at Sage College of Albany in May 2015. The Leaders in Service program has given me the opportunity to get back to my core work which is serving those in need. I appreciate your interest in Leaders in Service; and I look forward to working with you!

Pamela Dolcine
My name is Pamela Dolcine; and I love God, my family, food and people. I'm a sophomore with a Business major and a French minor. I have major goals that I want to achieve; however, I know that I won't be able to achieve them without the selfless act of helping others. I am currently the Community Service Assistant (CSA) for Indian Quad. I hope you all choose to serve by joining Leaders in Service. I can't wait to meet you!


Elena Lipsiea
Hello! My name is Elena Lipsiea and I am a junior double majoring in English and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. I am the Community Service Assistant (CSA) for Colonial Quad. I currently call Minnesota home, but have also lived in North Dakota and Colorado and am excited to add New York to the list! I enjoy hiking, yoga, creative writing, reading, traveling and participating in meaningful activism. My involvement with Leaders in Service allows me to grow as a member of both the UAlbany and greater Albany area communities. I am excited to engage with fellow UAlbany students this year through impactful community engagement and look forward to meeting you all in service.


Samantha Urena
Hello! My name is Samantha Urena and I am the Community Service Assistant (CSA) for Dutch Quad. I am currently a sophomore majoring in Business. I am Dominican, born and raised in Washington Heights, NYC. I enjoy being productive/involved, exploring new things, dancing, being creative, and building relationships with the people around me. My involvement with Leaders in Service allows me to do just that and more. I take joy in helping others and learning/bettering myself from doing so. I am excited to see what this year has to offer and I am looking forward to helping our community.


Daisy Mairena
Hello! My name is Daisy Mairena and I am a Junior that is majoring in Accounting with a minor in Education. I am the Community Service Assistant (CSA) for Colonial Quad. What I enjoy doing with my free time is engaging in outdoor activities, watching movies, and spending time with others. I'm excited to be a CSA for Leaders in Service because I can't wait to help UAlbany students get more involved with the Albany community, where they will be acknowledged for making an impact in other people's lives.


Asha Smith
Hello! My name is Asha Smith and I am sophomore majoring in biology. I am from Jamaica, Queens. This is my first year as a Community Service Assistant, and I will be representing State Quad. I am very excited to be a CSA, as community service has always been a huge part of my life. I am extremely passionate about social justice issues such as girls' education, access to clean water, and poverty but sometimes these issues can seem like they have no solution. I see community service as a way to make a difference, even if it is on the smaller level. This year I hope to get people involved in service events that can benefit the community around us as well as the world.

How do I become a Leader in Service?

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