Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Jimika Colvin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in human development and family studies from Auburn University. Before joining the team at Impact America, Jimika served as an AmeriCorps VISTA Outreach and Engagement Fellow at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she worked closely with students, faculty, and nonprofit organizations to develop, support, and sustain campus-community initiatives.

What is your proudest accomplishment?

Graduating from college is my proudest accomplishment thus far because I faced many challenges, but I persevered through adversity and developed a passion for helping others in the process.

What is your favorite quote from a book, film, or song?

“The true measure of our character is how we treat the poor, the disfavored, the accused, the incarcerated, and the condemned. We are all implicated when we allow other people to be mistreated.”

―Bryan Stevenson, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption