Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Ayanna Wedgeworth holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Alabama, where she majored in Communications with a minor in Gender and Race studies. As an undergraduate, Ayanna devoted her time to Al’s Pals, a mentoring program with inner city students. She also served as a volunteer at the Rise School of Tuscaloosa. After serving with Impact America, Ayanna plans to pursue a Masters of Social Work.

What do you like to do for fun?

I enjoy trying new eateries, spending time outdoors, reading & practicing yoga. I also love to travel to new places and have impromptu adventures. You can also catch me attending a tapping of my favorite podcasts or a concert whenever I can.

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

“There’s power in allowing yourself to be known and heard, in owning your unique story, in using your authentic voice. And there’s grace in being willing to know and hear others.” – Michelle Obama