Sheila Blair was born in Birmingham, Alabama, but grew up in Florida, Pennsylvania, and New York City. In 2015, she graduated magna cum laude from New York University, where she majored in anthropology. As an undergraduate, Sheila performed in student theater and studied abroad in Madrid, Spain. After serving with Impact America, she hopes to pursue a law degree.

What’s something most people don’t know about you?
I regularly attend Quaker Friends Meeting! I went a Quaker school throughout my elementary education, and have recently reconnected with the community since moving to Birmingham.

Name and describe a memorable place you’ve been.
During a post-college, cross-country road trip of the United States, my two friends and I stopped at a national park in South Dakota called the Badlands. Unsure of what awaited us, we crested the hill into the park and were faced with the most surreal and beautiful landscape I had ever seen. The sun was setting over jagged, otherworldly rock formations and incorporated a range of colors from purple and rosy pink to gold. It blew me away, and I hope to return one day.