A native of Memphis, TN, Chisolm Allenlundy graduated magna cum laude with University Honors from the University of Alabama with a degree in economics and philosophy and a minor in mathematics. As an undergraduate, Chisolm served as Chief of Staff for the Student Government Association and on the Student Board of Advisors for the Roosevelt Institute. After Impact, he plans to attend law school and eventually practice civil rights law through impact litigation and policy advocacy.
Name and describe a memorable place you’ve been.
I’ve been to the Observation Deck of the Empire State Building a handful of times, and I try to make a point of going whenever I’m in the city, because I’m always blown away by the view. There’s something really beautiful and a little overwhelming about the idea that you can see millions of people living their lives right below you as if you weren’t there. It almost makes you feel more-than-human.
Who is someone you admire and why?
Nick Saban, definitely. Aside from the fact that he’s probably the best college football coach in history for the best team in history, his discipline and insistence on doing everything the right way is a lesson I’ve tried to apply to myself and my own goals, even if I typically fall far short by comparison. Also he is just a genuinely good guy.