Born in Kerala, India, Durga Prabhakar grew up in Hoover, Alabama, and attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she graduated summa cum laude in 2020 with a Bachelor’s in Neuroscience and minors in Biology and Chemistry.  After serving with Impact America, Durga plans to go to medical school.

What do you like to do for fun?

I love reading books of any genre, cooking, gardening, and binge-watching Korean dramas/anime on Netflix.! I also love traveling locally and internationally with family and friends. Some of my favorite places to visit include Jamaica, India, and the UAE.  

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

“The only thing predictable about life is its unpredictability.” – Ratatouille 

Name and describe a memorable place you’ve been.

Trivandrum; This is the Indian city my family is from. I love how close the coconut trees are to our house. We can lean from our balcony and pick ripe coconut directly from the tree and drink fresh coconut water. Another really cool thing to see are elephants in Hindu temples. I’ve seen several elephants wearing gold jewelry for important festivals, and I’ve even had the pleasure of feeding baby elephants bananas!