AB BOARD

Ellen Renskoff

Co-Director

She/Her/Hers

Hi, I'm Ellen and I'm excited to be a co-director for AB this year along with Ranali! I am an incoming fourth year neuroscience major with an interest in social work or healthcare administration. I joined AB my freshman year because I wanted a space where I could connect with like-minded students from various majors and backgrounds and have an educational component with my service. I enjoyed my experience so much that I continued as a site leader in my sophomore year and was fundraising director last year. Thanks to AB, I've grown so much and have learned about what it means to be a leader. I have also gotten to meet some of my favorite people that I've met at UCLA! I look forward to making more great memories through AB this year.

Ranali Perera

Co-Director

She/Her/Hers

Hi there, I am a 4th year majoring in Financial Actuarial Mathematics from Sri Lanka! I am super excited to be Co-Director this year with Ellen, my amazing co, and ensure that AB continues to be a space open to anyone that wants to learn, grow and reflect. I joined during my 2nd year where I traveled to North Carolina to learn about the environmental justice movement and this past year I was the AB's Finance Director. AB played a pivotal role in my college life and I can’t wait to meet our new participants who will undoubtedly be positively impacted by this space. I'm extremely passionate about topics concerning the environment and gender-based violence. In my free time, I enjoy cooking with my friends, or exploring and travelling somewhere new!

Yushi Chen

Site Development Coordinator/ Fundraiser Director

She/Her/Hers

Hello! I am a fourth-year Economic major with a double minor in Global Studies and Public Affairs. In my second year, I was a part of the trip to North Carolina to learn about environmental Justice. In the past year, I planned a trip to Arizona about wildlife conservation but unfortunately fell through with COVID-19. This year, I am excited to come back as Site Development Coordinator and Fundraising Director to assist our amazing Site Leaders. I am passionate about environmental justice and its intersection with economic development and socioeconomic class. I hope to explore these topics with a career in public policy. In my free time, I can found drinking coffee with a book, training in Muay Thai, or roaming around with my film camera.

Emma Butcher

Finance Director

She/Her/Hers

Hi! I am a second year Environmental Science major from San Diego, California. Last year I planned on going to Arizona with Alternative Breaks to learn more about wildlife conservation efforts here in the US. Unfortunately, those plans fell through due to COVID-19 but I am so excited to have another chance to stay involved with this amazing organization by being Finance Director this year. I’m very passionate about environmental justice and look forward to educating myself on more social justice issues this year. In my free time I enjoy going to the beach, spending time with my dogs, and drinking coffee. I hope you have a great rest of your day!

Quynh Vo

Public Relation/ Recruitment Chair

She/Her/Hers

Hello! I am a fourth year majoring in Psychobiology with a minor in Film. My passion lies with mental health and I wish to become a child psychologist in the future. I was a part of AB as a two timer participant in a trip to Fresno to explore food insecurity and immigration and another trip to Coachella Valley to explore animal and disabilities rights. Last year, I returned as a Site Leader and was able to host an amazing winter break trip in San Francisco focusing on mental health stigma. This year, I decided to come back as Public Relation to vamp up our social media presence and build a long lasting legacy for AB. In my free time, I love to travel, hike, watch movies, and make art!

Alternative Breaks at UCLA 2020

  • YouTube
  • Grey Facebook Icon
  • Grey Instagram Icon