Meg E. Evans, PhD
Interim Executive Director; Director of Education + Research
meg [at] alternativebreaks [dot] org
Meg joined the Break Away team in the summer of 2019, coming in with over a decade of student affairs practitioner experience in queer and trans student services and housing at the University of Georgia (UGA), Carnegie Mellon University, Guilford College, and Warren Wilson College. They also currently hold a board position with the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS). Meg has a bachelors in Outdoor Leadership from Warren Wilson College, a master’s in Community Leadership from Duquesne University, and a PhD from the Mary Frances Early College of Education at UGA. Their research focuses on student activism and racial justice in the academy. Prior to their time spent in student affairs, Meg worked as a middle school teacher, an emergency medical technician, and played professional football for the Pittsburgh Passion.
Director of Communications + Brand
shaun [at] alternativebreaks [dot] org
Shaun joined the Break Away staff in fall 2019. Her interest in social justice began during her time as an elementary education major at the University of South Florida, Sarasota/Manatee. After interning at multiple schools in the county, she quickly realized that students had varying access to quality education. Frustrated by the lack of resources for teachers and students at Title I schools in particular, she found a passion in educational policy and reform.
With a background in creative entrepreneurship, Shaun brings skills in branding, communications, and operations that contribute to Break Away's work towards their mission of inspiring thoughtful community engagement. Her hope for her tenure at Break Away is to help students discover their own social justice passions and feel empowered to shift the needle towards justice.
Assistant Director of Partnerships + Outreach
rashaun [at] alternativebreaks [dot] org
RaShaun joined the Break Away staff in August of 2021. He received his Master’s degree in Student Affairs Administration from Appalachian State University, with a focus in alternative breaks and civic engagement. He credits Break Away for his development in intentional community engagement and is an alumni of the ABCs and a 2-year intern with Break Away. He is excited to interact with developing students, as they engage in their own communities and beyond.
RaShaun has special interests in inclusion development research and assessment (although he can definitely talk all day about anything music or soccer-related). He wishes to cultivate inclusive environments, where all students within higher education have an equitable opportunity to develop and achieve their unique vision of success.
aaron [at] alternativebreaks [dot] org
California born and raised on the central coast, Aaron George received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics and master’s degree in educational administration and leadership with an emphasis in student affairs from the University of the Pacific. With over a decade of professional experience in student affairs, including residence life, housing, student conduct, fraternity/sorority life, academic integrity, gender and LGBTQ+ programs/initiatives, violence prevention, and multicultural student engagement, Aaron is currently a PhD student at the University of Georgia in their college student affairs administration program.
Aaron is a member of Omega Delta Phi Fraternity, Inc. and has served as a campus fraternity/sorority professional for seven years across three different institutions. As a doctoral student his interests are exploring the lived experiences of professionals engaged in fraternity/sorority advising.
Break Away is currently accepting applications for its Board of Directors!
Priority will be given to applicants that submit their information by September 30, 2021. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Applications should be submitted via email.
Board members are passionate about the mission and approach of Break Away and serve as advocates and ambassadors for the organization. They represent a variety of personal and professional backgrounds and are based throughout the country. They take a collaborative, open-minded approach to strategic planning and problem solving and play a critical role in supporting our approach. Members of our Board of Directors have a dynamic influence on the direction of the national movement to create a society of active citizens. Current priority areas include those with accounting/finance backgrounds and those with previous Alternative Breaks experience.Position Description | Break Away Board of Directors
Want more information about what it means to be on our Board or Directors? Wondering when we’ll be recruiting again? Feel free to email us at board.recruitment [at] alternativebreaks [dot] org.