Mexico City 2023
Amara (she/her) is a third-year Plan II Honors and Government major with minors in American Studies and English. She is passionate about community engagement and social justice topics like voting rights, reproductive rights, and racial justice.
Alternative Breaks offers a fulfilling, rewarding, and gratifying environment for growth and friendship that she loves to take part in. By leaving the Austin area, she feels as if she can contribute to the growth of wider communities using her passion for engagement and social change.
Comfort Ajiboye (she/her) is a third year Neuroscience Major with a minor in BDP Social Inequality Health and Policy. She is passionate about community service and addressing public health inequalities facing minority groups today.
She is interested in Alternative Breaks because she is able to bring community service and engagement to places outside of the Austin area. By being exposed to the situations of diverse communities, she is able to educate herself, learning how to serve underserved communities. Furthermore, the program enables her to grow as a future social advocate and develop skills she will use in her future career.
New Orleans 2023
Maya Jan Mackey
Suha (she/her) is a first-year Plan II and Government major in the Trips Committee. As a Trips Leader, Suha enjoys working with like-minded people in the Collective to organize an incredible learning experience during Spring Break. As someone who has been passionate about volunteer work since high school, serving on the AB committee allows Suha to continue her interests in volunteer and social work.
As someone who was been passionate about volunteering since high school, I felt that being a Trip Leader for Alternative Breaks would be the perfect way to continue community service in college. Alternative Breaks has helped me meet really cool people and work on issues related to environmental relief for marginalized communities in the US. Being a part of AB has been an incredible opportunity, and I look forward to working with St. Bernard’s Project during spring break!