Briana McDade, originally from Alabaster, AL, graduated from the University of Montevallo in August 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts. She majored in English and had a minor in writing. While at Montevallo, she participated with the McNair Scholars, Falcon Scholars, University Programs Council, and school choir. She also played on the school’s intramural volleyball team. After working with Impact America, Briana plans to pursue her MFA in creative writing.

Do you have a nickname? How did you get it/what does it mean?

I was given the nickname Little Bit by my best friend years ago. I’ve always assumed it was because I’m a character with a little bit of every type of personality, which is lovely to me as an aspiring author. Other people tend to use the nickname if they are taller than me. I’m happy either way because I find it amusing most people are using it.

What’s something most people don’t know about you?

Most people don’t know that I attended college with my mom. We both graduated from a community college together with Latin honors and went to university together before I graduated. I also have two brothers in college as well. Next year they will be graduating with our mother, at separate schools of course.