As part of our alternative break options this winter, senior field hockey star Libby Mercuri traveled with 11 other students and two faculty members on a service-learning trip to Guatemala with nonprofit Mayan Families. Mayan Families works with indigenous people living in extreme poverty. "These people were not sad, they were not defeated, and their heads did not hang low. Balancing the life of being a nursing major and an athlete can be a real challenge at times. But in doing service for others, those challenges became nonexistent to me. I am eager to see what 'challenges' life will throw my way after I graduate in May, and I look forward to my next life-changing experience."