Lowery McNeal, a native of Trussville, AL, graduated from Auburn University in 2015 with a degree in history. While at Auburn, Lowery was involved in several university-based volunteer programs that worked in east-central Alabama, and also worked closely with the university’s Community and Civic Engagement Institute. In 2014, she was a fellow with Auburn’s Living Democracy program and an intern with the David Mathews Center for Civic Life. Lowery has worked with Impact’s FocusFirst initiative for the past several years. After her time with Impact, Lowery hopes to attend graduate school and work in the non-profit and public policy fields.

What do you wish you could have studied more in school?

I love to cook and learn about different cultures, so I’ve always thought that I’d like to take some culinary classes.

What do you like to do for fun?

I love to travel and would love to study for a pilot’s license one day.