Sophomore and biology major, Bianca Rose was one of 14 students who went to Portland, Oregon last year to tackle hunger and homelessness issues during her spring beak. She was interested in the program because she had done some volunteering through Catholic Charities in Santa Rosa where she served meals to the homeless.
"Seeing people's hungry faces the first time that I volunteered at the shelter broke my heart, and at that point I became determined to continue to help them," Rose said. She became determined to attend the Portland Alternative Break because it was focused on hunger and homelessness. "I knew that participating on this trip would educate me more about the topic and give me an opportunity to help the cause," she said.