Born and raised in Ridgeland, MS, Caron graduated cum laude ¬†in 2016 from Birmingham Southern College, where she majored in Philosophy, minoring in ¬†Political Science and Gender & Women’s Studies. As an undergraduate, Caron served as Chapter President of the Phi Alpha Delta, Pre-Law Fraternity, and served as a 2015 Hess Fellow Intern with Bread for the World in D.C. After working with Impact America, Caron plans pursue a law degree and a career in public interest law.

What was your most meaningful service experience or extracurricular activity in college and why?

Traveling to San Francisco during our January term to work with outreach programs of the Glide Foundation was my most meaningful service experience. I had the opportunity to learn about urban poverty, homelessness, social services, and programs that work to eradicate poverty. This experience intensified my desire to assist and advocate for underrepresented and underserved communities.

Who is someone you admire and why?

I sincerely admire Shirley Chisolm because she broke barriers for Black women in politics during a turbulent time in America’s political history. In 1968, she secured her position as the first Black woman elected to the United States Congress. Then just several years later, she became the first Black candidate and first woman candidate to run in the Democratic Party presidential nomination.