Leyri Garcia

Dominican Republic Assistant Director

Born and raised in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (la Republica!), Leyri Garcia has been working with cross-cultural programs and engaging in community service since he was a teenager. He has been involved with VISIONS since 2010, when he was a member of the Leos (the junior club for Lion’s Club) and has worked with a range of service-oriented organizations as a leader, project coordinator and community organizer.

Leyri is a passionate photographer who loves to capture the world around him. He is also outgoing, has a great sense of humor, and enjoys learning how to work with new people. He believes strongly in personal development and leadership, and is continually learning and adding to his own knowledge and experience, and believes that through honest and open communication, people from different cultures can learn from one another and deepen their friendships and understanding. He has been a terrific example for our participants, who looked to him as a leader long before he officially was.

Leyri studied English at Dominico-Americano school in Santo Domingo and has visited the US many times. He is WAFA (Wilderness Advanced First Aid) certified, and loves going out for bicycle rides and runs early in the morning.

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Recent Blog Posts

It’s Not the Cow, It’s the How

It’s Not the Cow, It’s the How

VISIONS partner Meagan Lannan, of Barney Creek Livestock, teaches VISIONS students about the importance of regenerative agriculture. Learn more!
Why the VISIONS Dress Code?

Why the VISIONS Dress Code?

Our decisions about dress code are quite simple—we are guests in our host communities, not tourists. We work with elders, nonprofit leaders in their professional settings, indigenous communities that abide by conservative attire, members of religious and spiritual groups, and others whose cultural and professional beliefs abide by conservative and appropriate attire.
The Dominican Republic: A Love Story

The Dominican Republic: A Love Story

Personal affections, a passion for purpose and mutual adorations are at the heart of the DR experience. The love stories are diverse and enduring. -By Katherine Dayton, Director