AB BOARD

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Min Jin Kim

Co-Director

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Hello! I am a third year Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics (MIMG) major with a Biomedical Research minor! I am interested in a wide variety of social justice issues from environmental injustice to healthcare inaccessibility. I joined AB as a freshman during the pandemic and wanted to continue my experience in-person. My first year, I learned about environmental injustice in St. George, Utah and then led a site to San Francisco my next year. I was able to meet so many people passionate about the site topics and learned about the importance of intersectionality when understanding the nuances of each topic. This year I am excited to have AB opportunities fully in person!

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Emmi Deckard

Co-Director

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I'm a fourth-year bioengineering major with a minor in disability studies. Some social justice issues that I am passionate about include disabilities rights, access to healthcare, gender equality, and mental health. I joined AB as a freshman to get a new perspective on what meaningful and impactful service looks like. As a freshman I participated in a trip about NOLA Community Re-building in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. My sophomore and junior years have been spent as a site leader for a Mass Incarceration focused site in San Quentin. From this club I have gained some of my closest friends and best college memories while also gained confidence in my leadership skills! This year I am looking forward to getting to know everyone in AB and re-establishing AB's presence on-campus.

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Charlene Faye Cubangbang

Finance Director

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Hi everyone! My name is Charlene Cubangbang and I’m a second year political science major and public affairs minor. Coming from the Central Valley, I have always been interested in social justice and advocacy for underrepresented and under-resourced communities. I joined AB to learn about what meaningful service looks like in different communities. I am excited to get to learn alongside all of you!

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Kirthana Pisipati

Co-Public Relations Director

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Hi! I'm a third-year MIMG major hoping to minor in Conservation Biology. I joined AB because I wanted to do something meaningful to do over my break and I really appreciated the emphasis on being active, educated citizens instead of voluntourists. Last year, I went to the Wildlife Conservation site and I had an incredible time working with the CPs and meeting new people! As co PR director, I'm excited to spread the word about the amazing things AB members accomplish throughout the year. In my free time, I like reading, painting, and finding ways to make my life more sustainable.

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Lisbeth Rodriguez

Co-Public Relations Director

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I'm a second year pursuing a Business Economics major and minor in Spanish. Being part of a minority group, social issues has always been significant to me. I enjoy learning topics about Women Rights, Immigration IssuesRacial Discrimination, and Childhood Development. My participation in Alternative Breaks began in Freshman year. I was able to be a participant in the site Land of the Forgotten: Rural Poverty in Athens County, Ohio. This experience led me to meet new peers and learn about organizations in Ohio that help communities in need and are confronting challenges. Alternative Breaks is a great way to network, practice, and be aware about social issues around the United States!