Dana Kayser grew up outside New York City and attended Goucher College, where she studied Political Science and started the Goucher College Model Senate Club. After graduation, she joined the Rochester AmeriCorps, where she worked in the public school system.
Rochester AmeriCorps enabled Dana to develop strong relationships with the students she served. During that year she also gained valuable professional skills, and the experience cemented her resolve to continue in the National Community Service movement beyond her AmeriCorps years.
Dedicated to the national service movement, Dana chose to serve with Volunteer Maryland, in large part because she admired Volunteer Maryland’s unique way of multiplying service by training AmeriCorps members to expand volunteer programs. Dana’s passion for youth outreach and development make her a great fit for Court Appointed Special Advocates of Prince George’s County. Dana’s long-term goal is to work for the Corporation for National and Community Service, and she believes Volunteer Maryland will help her get there.