Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Parker Snider graduated magna cum laude from Samford University, where he majored in political science. As an undergraduate, Parker served as Vice President of his class, worked for a summer on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, and spent a winter term in Italy, Austria, and Germany. After serving with Impact America, Parker plans to pursue a MEd in Secondary Education and hopes to, after teaching for many years, found a charter school in Alabama.

What’s something most people don’t know about you?

I really like to sing. No, I’m not a singer and never will be – you can ask my friends or the people who sit close to me at church. There’s just something about a good, lyrically deep and well-played song that provokes a sense of awe and wonder.

Name and describe a memorable place you’ve been.

One of the places we stayed for a few nights in Europe was Salzburg, Austria. My two friends and I were the only people we knew in the country, and walking around the empty streets of Mozart, climbing the Austrian Alps, and exploring a Berchtesgaden salt mine was an experience I never want to forget.