sg [at] alternativebreaks [dot] org
Sam was a student coordinator with the alternative breaks program at Eastern Michigan University, before an internship with Break
Away led her to serve as Programs Director for five years. She returned to Break Away in the position of Co-Executive Director after receiving a Masters of Social Work from the University of Michigan, where she focused on Community Organizing. She was a Global Scholar (working on gender-based violence in South Africa) while at Michigan as well as co-founder of the Alliance of Progressive Social Workers and The Feminist Table.
tia [at] alternativebreaks [dot] org
Tia fell in love with alternative breaks and Break Away at the ABCs in Grand Canyon National Park in 2010. Already a believer in the power of small groups, Tia took everything gained from the ABCs and worked as part of a dedicated team founding the alternative breaks program at the University of Delaware. Tia has since served as an AmeriCorps VISTA with Campus Compact in West Virginia, and has contributed to the Movement as a Break Away Intern, Trainer, Fellow, Programs Director, and now - Community Director. Tia is honored to continue involvement with this powerful network, contributing to, and learning from, community every day.
meghan [at] alternativebreaks [dot] org
When Meghan started at William & Mary, she was just another freshman with a vague interest in service. She quickly found herself captivated by the immersive aspect of alternative breaks and went on to serve as a Site Leader and Student Director for the program. Her commitment to active citizenship only deepened after attending the ABCs and witnessing the true power of commitment to community. After a 2016 Break Away Internship, Meghan returned to William & Mary as a Community Engagement Fellow, serving as the adviser for alternative breaks.
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 is currently a PhD candidate in 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.
Outreach + Communications Coordinator
shaun [at] alternativebreaks [dot] org
Shaun’s 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. As the newest member of the Break Away team, Shaun looks forward to contributing to Break Away’s work fostering a community of active citizens as they discover their own social justice passions.
Interested in joining our Board of Directors?
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. Join us!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.