Fanta Mitchell, originally from Sumter, South Carolina but moved to Austell, Georgia 9 years ago, graduated from Mercer University with a double major in International Affairs and Global Health in May of 2020. As an undergraduate, she served on the executive board of Mercer’s Residence Hall Association and worked with Read United, an initiative of United Way of Central Georgia, tutoring elementary school students. After Impact, Fanta plans to attend graduate school to receive her MPH.


What do you like to do for fun? 

I enjoy discovering new things about the city I live in, especially trying out new restaurants! I also enjoy binge-watching new TV shows on Netflix or Hulu. 


Name and describe a memorable place you’ve been.

In 2018, I went to Cape Town, South Africa on a study abroad trip. It was my first, true experience of traveling abroad. Cape Town was such a memorable place because I was able to establish my love for public health and quickly added Global Health as my second major when I returned to campus.


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

Most people assume my name originates from the popular soda, “Fanta,” however my parents got the inspiration from the movie “Roots” by Alex Haley.