Ashley Richard 223x223 150x150Community: Arbolito
Site Placement: Damien House health clinic
Ashley is from Haverhill, MA and graduated from Catholic University of America with degrees in Biology (B.S.) and Spanish (B.A.).

Why Ashley chose RdC
I was inspired to become a Rostro volunteer after my immersion trip with a group from CUA – the encounters and the community with the neighbors, the Rostro volunteers, and the time we shared as a group inspired me to apply! Also, studying abroad and doing previous mission work, and encountering people from all throughout Latin America has impacted me. Finally, the Latin American Saints, like St. Oscar Romero and Bl. Stanley Rother; their work has inspired me to pursue faith-based service, too! One of my hopes for the year is growing in Christ-centered relationships with the communities we serve and with my fellow volunteers. I hope to learn a lot from others, to grow closer to Christ, share my faith and passions, and to just be fully present in every encounter and learn how to love like Christ loves us.