Lallie Bennett, a native of Meridian, MS, graduated magna cum laude from Birmingham-Southern College with a degree in psychology. While at BSC, Lallie was an Orientation Leader, President of the psychology honor society, and a member of Kappa Delta Sorority, where she served as Vice President of Membership.  After working with Impact, Lallie plans to attend graduate school for clinical psychology.

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

I participated in one of the college’s “alternative breaks” in Atlanta. We served and lived in a homeless shelter, delivered meals to homebound seniors, and renovated houses. Not only were we able to explore a new city, but we also gained insight into issues in the community and interacted with people who had different experiences than our own.

Name and describe a memorable place you’ve been.

Through BSC’s exploration term, I had the opportunity to spend a month in Italy. We traveled to Rome, Florence, and Venice. Along the way, we took a break from the big cities by spending a few days in the quiet hill town of Orvieto. While there, we took a cooking class and learned how to make a three-course meal using ingredients we bought from the local markets.