Alaura Keaton was born in Tamarac, Florida, but raised in Alabaster, Alabama. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Alabama with a B.S. in Business Management and a minor in Computing Technology and Applications. While at UA, Alaura was a tutor for math and business courses. She volunteered for UA’s senior living and CulverhouseLIFT, a skill development program for local community members. During her senior year, she worked with local start-ups to help establish themselves in the community and grow as a business. After serving with Impact America, she wants to pursue a career in consulting in the nonprofit sector.

What is your proudest accomplishment?

I was the first, out of my family, to attend and graduate from college page.

What do you like to do for fun?

I enjoy socializing the most and doing activities with friends and family, such as watching movies, roller skating, bowling, barbecuing, trying snacks from around the world, nature walks, etc. Recently, I have enjoyed setting up online parties with friends to have movie marathons and game nights.

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

I volunteered for a program called CulverhoueLIFT at my college, where I tutored and trained members of the community in technical skills and Microsoft Office. The program had a variety of community members attend, ranging from a mother, who wanted to learn how to use the computer to properly communicate with her son online, to a worker looking to get certified in PowerPoint to obtain a promotion as a training manager. I had the opportunity to not only help community members improve their technical skills but to also help them improve their own job marketability for their current and future career paths.