Maegan Whiting, a native of Asheville, NC, graduated summa cum laude from The University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy (2014) and a Master of Accountancy (2015). During her undergraduate career, Maegan enjoyed mentoring students by serving in four different roles within Student Affairs. As a senior, she interned with global accounting firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers. Maegan earned a Graduate Council Fellowship while completing her master’s degree. During that year, she acted as the historiographer for UA’s gender equality student organization, using an intersectional framework to educate students on how to foster more inclusive learning spaces. After her time at Impact, Maegan hopes to pursue a position in community outreach and education advocacy.

What do you like to do for fun?

I like finding new outdoor spots. Having lived in a tiny space for the last 5 years, I like to get fresh air by either running or longboarding.

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

Any discussion-based subject that doesn’t have right or wrong answers. Many of my courses were very methodical and prescriptive, but I found the most growth from classes that involved more uncertainty.