DeAnna Lockett was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, and earned her Bachelor of Social Work in 2017 from The University of Alabama. As an undergraduate, she co-founded the College and Career Readiness Initiative and became an English as a Second Language teacher. She spent the summer following her graduation clerking for a Birmingham attorney and interning for a civil circuit Jefferson County judge. After completing her service with AmeriCorps, she plans to pursue a law degree.

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

During my time at The University of Alabama, I had the privilege of being a University Fellow where I traveled to Marion, Alabama, with my peers and guided sophomore students in their preparation for college. Learning about the town’s history and meeting so many influential people in the community was one of the most rewarding experiences.


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

My favorite quote is from the poem “Our Deepest Fear” by Marianne Williamson: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”