Madeline Yates

Madeline Yates Executive Director
(301) 676-3192

Madeline is the founding director of the Maryland-DC Campus Compact with twenty-five years of experience in cross-cultural programming and service-learning, both K-12 and higher education. She has traveled extensively; living, working, and volunteering for extended periods of time in Japan, Haiti, the Philippines, Nicaragua, and New Zealand. While teaching and working at the Maryland State Department of Education, she received several fellowships, including two Fullbrights to India and South Africa, and others to Kyrgyzstan and Ecuador. She has consulted domestically and internationally. Her BA and MA are from Gettysburg and Hood College respectively.

Yin Star

Yin Star Associate Director of Programs
(301) 696-3279

Yin’s professional work has always been in the international arena, and she brings experience working with the US and in Asia. Yin comes to DDCCC after a time as Community College Outreach Coordinator and Education Advisor for the American Public University System’s mid-Atlantic region. Her work there included representing the university by speaking at workshops and conferences. Originally educated internationally, Yin’s Master’s is in Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh.

Karin Abma

Karin Abma Partnerships and Development Coordinator
(301) 696-3238

Karin works on P-20 Partnerships, fund development, and communications for MDCCC. Interested in international history and politics, she completed her Master’s at the Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, after receiving an undergrad in History and French from Calvin College in Michigan. She enjoys hiking and reading a good book.

Pat Bassett

Pat Bassett Office Manager
(301) 696-3280

Pat moved to the Gettysburg area in 2001 from South Jersey where she was born, raised and lived most of her life. She worked for Kosta Glove and Safety for 28 years before moving to Pennsylvania to be closer to her son and his family. She is an avid tennis player, is learning to play golf, and loves spending time with her two grandchildren.

Christine Sheridan

Christine SheridanStudent of Service Grant Coordinator
(301) 696-3280

Christine Sheridan is MDCCC's Students of Service grant coordinator. She brings previous experience administering several AmeriCorps (state) grants programs. She received her B.A. degree from Hood College where she double majored in Law and Developmental Psychology. Christine is involved with many nonprofits in Frederick County, enjoys making ceramic art, and spending time with family and friends in the Frederick area.

Katlin Meissinger

Katlin MeissingerAmeriCorps VISTA Leader
(301) 696-3281

Katlin previously served as an AmeriCorps VISTA at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina with the Center for Career and Civic Engagement. Katlin holds a BA in English Language and Literature with a minor in Human Development from University of Maryland, College Park. Born and raised in Baltimore, Katlin enjoys hiking, rock climbing, and spending time with family.

David Tran

David TranWeb Content Manager
(301) 768-0236

David is MDCCC's Web Content Manager. He holds a BA degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. David has several years of web content and publishing experience with companies such as USA TODAY, Rosetta Stone, and Slate Magazine. A Maryland native, David is a history geek, a tech nerd, and trains in martial arts such as boxing, judo, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu.