Graham Sanders

Graham Sanders, born and raised in Cullman, Alabama, graduated cum laude from Furman University with a degree in Psychology. As an undergraduate, Graham worked as a Resident Assistant and Research Fellow with the Psychology Department. After serving with Impact America, he plans to attend Optometry School.

 

Name and describe a memorable place you’ve been.
When I was in high school my dad and I made a trip to Boston for spring break. I’m a big Boston Celtics fan and we went to a game and sat in like the 10th row. I also really enjoyed seeing all of the historical sites in Boston, as I find that period of history fascinating.

What’s something most people don’t know about you?
I know quite a bit about investing both as a retirement strategy and for fun and I am continuously researching new things about the subject.

What do you like to do for fun?
I enjoy playing most sports video games as my way of relaxing. I also watch a lot of sports, both on TV and in person. You can catch me at most Furman football and basketball games!

Javier Mundul

Born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, but raised in Spartanburg, South Carolina,  Javier attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history in 2021. He was awarded degree honors for a successful defense of his honors thesis and he also received cum laude distinction. As an undergraduate, Javier was a member of Vanderbilt’s Model United Nations team, a member of the International Association, and a part of Phi Alpha Theta. After serving with Impact America, Javier will be attending Law School.

What do you like to do for fun?
As an avid runner and hiker, I enjoy exploring the Blue Ridge Mountains and other hiking trails and ranges in North Carolina. My love for exploration came from my time in Washington, DC where I got to thoroughly explore the history of the United States and I deem it as one of my most memorable experiences where I got to see the rise and struggle of the country throughout history. My love for exploration is also one of my greatest strengths as I love tackling new problems, finding and asking new questions, and seeing things through to the end.

Sophia Steele

Sophia Steele, born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina, graduated from Clemson University in 2021 with a major in English and a minor in Theatre. As an undergraduate, Sophia was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority and the Clemson Tiger Newspaper where she wrote for the Opinions column. After serving with Impact America, she hopes to attend graduate school for journalism. 

 

What is your proudest accomplishment?

My most proud accomplishment is being accepted into the Disney College Program in 2019, where I got to serve as a lifeguard at Typhoon Lagoon. Not only did I rescue more than 20 people, I also got the chance to make lifelong friends and great memories!

 

What is your favorite quote from a book, film, or song?

“She burned too bright for this world.” –Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë

 

What was your most meaningful service experience or extracurricular activity in college and why?

My most meaningful extracurricular experience is also one of my most memorable service experiences. My sorority does an annual “Walk a Mile” relay race between different fraternities and sororities on campus, where the teams race each other in high heels! All the proceeds from the event go to the sorority’s main philanthropy: Safe Harbor.