Maggie Baucom was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. She moved to Birmingham in 2012 to attend Samford University, where she graduated cum laude in 2016. At Samford University, Maggie majored in international relations with a concentration in human rights. She was a Latin American scholar and served as an ambassador for the university. Maggie studied abroad for a summer in Ecuador, and for a semester in London. After working with Impact Alabama, Maggie plans to work for international non-profits.

Do you have a nickname?  How did you get it / what does it mean?

Yes! A little known fact about me is that Maggie actually is a nickname. My real name is Meagan, but my parents have called me Maggie since I was born. I’m named after a small town in the mountains of North Carolina called Maggie Valley.

Name and describe a memorable place you’ve been.

I’ve gotten to go to a lot of very memorable places, but most recently my family took a trip to the Big Island of Hawaii. We got to go on a night snorkel and see dozens of huge manta rays up close! We also went on a helicopter ride over volcanoes and saw lava flow. The whole island is beautiful, though I’m partial to the Hawaiian beaches!