Dee Kendrick, a native of Birmingham, Alabama, attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in public health and African American studies. As an undergraduate, Dee served as Social Chair and Secretary of Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity and worked as a resident assistant. She was also a member of the Ballroom Dance Society and worked as a UAB athletics tutor. Dee plans to attend graduate school to earn her master’s degree in epidemiology after serving with Impact America.

What do you like to do for fun?
I love to binge watch multiple dramas, mysteries, and comedies on Netflix and Hulu. I find joy in dancing, especially ballroom and Latin dance. I’m also very interested in painting and DIY projects.

What’s something most people don’t know about you?
Something that a lot of people do not know is that I hate cheese and love animals. I have a special love for sea animals and the ocean itself.  I also want to adopt every dog I see.

Who is someone you admire and why?
Ellen DeGeneres is someone that I truly admire. I think Ellen is extremely well-rounded, which is something I aspire to be. Ellen is brave and proud of who she is and finds fun in everything. She is extremely giving and finds ways to continuously help others. She also has a record label and is a Covergirl model.