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After graduating from Archbishop Quigley High School Seminary, John earned a Bachelor of Science from the Darla Moore School of Businessmen at the University of South Carolina, receiving degrees in international business, human resources management, and entrepreneurship. He obtained a Juris Doctorate from Loyola University Chicago School of Law with a certificate in advocacy.
Before becoming Executive Director of Serra, John worked for the law firm of Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman, LLP, as a civil defense attorney. In addition to his work for Serra, John is an adjunct professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where he teaches courses in negotiation, mediation, and client counseling. John also serves as the treasurer for Innovation Experts, a non-profit that provides support services for public libraries.
Barbara Prieto Luster
Barbara’s background includes working in the music and programming departments in broadcasting. Currently, her favorite hobbies are music, which she builds and manages internet music channels in her spare time, and spending as much free time with her close-knit family. Barbara enjoys long conversations and jokes with her 93 year-old father, her teenage son, seven siblings, and several nieces and nephews. Being from a large family, spending time with them is a priority. We are all very different, but this makes gatherings more interesting!
Giovana Rodriguez Garcia
Giovana comes from Guanajuato, and is fluent in Spanish and English. She graduated from Harold Washington College with her Associates of Arts in 2016 with a focus on Accounting. Her work experience prior to Serra is more than seven years in customer service and three years in office administration.
Grace Gorges is currently in her third year at Kansas State University, pursuing a degree in graphic design with a minor in entrepreneurship. She has practiced freelance design for over two years, and in her time at college has been involved in a vast variety of design projects. Since childhood, Grace has attended Serra conventions with her parents all across the globe. While away at Kansas State, she enjoys being with her friends and growing in her faith at St. Isidore’s Catholic Student Center.
Sarah worked full time at the Serra Office in Chicago from 2013 through 2019 before relocating to Los Angeles, California, where she is now an independent contractor, serving Serra from afar. She has more than twelve years of office administration experience both in the private and not-for-profit sector. Sarah received a B.A. in Humanities & Spanish from the University of Steubenville and holds a certificate in basic accounting. Her work experience includes simultaneously managing general bookkeeping for multiple company files, and working in conjunction with certified public accountants to provide financial reports to board members. She enjoys using her skill set in the not-for-profit sector and is happy to still be a part of the Serra team.