Evie Nichols was born and raised in Birmingham, AL. She graduated summa cum laude in 2019 from University of Alabama at Birmingham with a bachelor’s in social work and a minor in Spanish. She was a member of the Student Social Work Organization (SSWO). She also participated in outreach and advocacy programs with the SSWO. After her service with Impact America, she plans to attend graduate school for a Master’s degree in Social Work.

 

What do you like to do for fun?

In my free time I love to work on my plants. I am particularly interested in succulents and have an indoor garden. If I’m not re-potting or watering my plants, then I am playing with my two guinea pigs. They are named Frida Kahlo and Georgia O’Keefe and their favorite snack is lettuce.

 

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

I had the opportunity to visit the ACE unit at UAB Highlands and read to the patients. It was a very rewarding and meaningful experience for both the patients and me. I was able to hear their stories and keep them company for a short while. They had lived such interesting lives that I wanted to talk to every single patient.

 

What’s something most people don’t know about you? 

I have been cut off from buying any more leather jackets or blazers because I own so many. They are my favorite two pieces of clothing!