Born and raised in Memphis, TN, Brent Palmer is a proud recent graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He ended his time at the university this Summer with a BS in Communication Studies, specializing in Intercultural Communication. Brent was an active participant in the Communication Career Council, The Herpetology Club, River Region Evening Edition, Alt. News and student government as a Senator at Large page. After serving with Impact America, Brent plans to go to graduate school for either Public Administration or Anthropology to better learn how to serve the public good.


Name and describe a memorable place you have been.

Barcelona! I loved just traveling down the old cobblestone streets, learning about ancient European history while consuming papas fritas or pan con tomate. The views and culture of the city is all about pushing change and creating something new, which is what I am all about!

What do you like to do for fun?

I love biking and communing with the natural world. I love watching movies and TV, so you can usually catch me watching a documentary or a good Sci-Fi/Comedy show on Netflix. I also love taking care of my 4 geckos and my house plants!

Who is someone you admire and why?

I really admire Marquita Bradshaw. She has always been very involved with environmental justice within our city of Memphis, and I would very much like to do the same. I also respect her run to be a senator as well!