From Lawtey, Florida, Bailey graduated cum laude from the University of Alabama in 2019 with a major in microbiology and a minor in the Randall Research Scholars Program. While at UA, Bailey founded the Crimson Community Café for people with dementia and their caretakers in the Tuscaloosa area, completed two years of research on glioblastoma multiforme, served as a Co-Director of Research for the Randall Research Scholars Program, and was involved in UA Dance Marathon and the Honors College Ambassadors. After serving with Impact America, she hopes to attend medical school.

What do you like to do for fun?

I love to learn new hobbies and skills with my friends! I’m currently learning to juggle and to cross-stitch. I also enjoy reading and traveling as often as possible. 

Name and describe a memorable place you’ve been.

Camp Boggy Creek, in Eustis, Florida, is a camp for kids with serious illnesses. Every session focuses on a specific illness group so that kids can create support networks with other children who understand what they’re going through. Every day is spent making every kid feel safe, respected, and loved. I first visited camp as a camper in middle school and I fell in love with it, so now I volunteer there for as many sessions as I can! Camp is definitely my favorite place on Earth!

What is your favorite quote?

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world: indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has” by Margaret Mead. This was the UA Dance Marathon motto and has encouraged me immensely ever since hearing it!