Trip Leads & Trip Assistants
Meet the amazing students that bring our trips together!
Comfort Ajiboye (she/her) is a fourth 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.
Monique Cortez (she/her/hers) is a fourth-year student in the CNS Polymathic Scholar’s Honors Program, pursuing a major in Neuroscience and a minor in Educational Psychology. She has a strong passion for community service and is dedicated to advocating for marginalized communities.Through her involvement in Alternative Breaks, Monique aims to actively engage in community service and contribute to meaningful social change. She recognizes the importance of working collaboratively with others to address social justice issues and hopes to deepen her understanding of these topics. Additionally, she looks forward to developing her leadership skills and forging valuable connections with fellow participants.
Ashleigh (she/her) I am a second year Youth and community education major. I hope to be a teacher for early education and a part of that is wanting to make my class inclusive and judgment free. I am passionate about my community and fighting for social justice and those facing economic disparities. Alternative Breaks provides a deeply enriching and satisfying atmosphere for personal growth and fostering meaningful friendships, which I hope to fully embrace. By venturing beyond Austin, I hope to use what I have learned from the collective and my time here at Austin in continuing my passion for social change and community inclusivity. I hope to make a positive impact on my community and future students.
Amara (she/her) is a fourth 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.
My name is Galilea Rodriguez. I am sophomore Neuroscience major on the pre-PA track ! I have been volunteering since I was 12 and I am excited to get started with UT Collective. I can’t wait to help plan trips for students looking to serve communities in need :)
My name is Katherine and I am a Sophomore majoring in Biology here at UT. I love reaching out to my community through volunteer work and am very excited to be a part of the Collective! I am looking forward to helping plan trips for the upcoming semester to be able to provide everyone with incredible opportunities!
Faith Okoro is a freshman majoring in biology! She will be a trip assistant for Alternative breaks. As a trip assistant, she is able to serve several communities while learning about the communities and building a learning experience for everyone involved. With the CEC, she is able to further my passion for social advocacy and community organization.