Honour McDaniel, a native of Nashville, Tennessee, completed a Bachelor’s in public health with a certificate in health communication at the University of Kentucky. While at UK, Honour spent most of her time conducting research in maternal and child health, specifically reproductive coercion and infant mortality. She also served in leadership in her sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma, and was an intern at the Tennessee Department of Health. After working with Impact, Honour plans to attend graduate school for public health and maternal and child health.

What is your proudest accomplishment?

My proudest accomplishment was finishing my own research project. It took time and a lot of critical thinking, but I learned so much.

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

I helped train a service dog. Her name was Wiki and she was a golden lab mix. Although she didn’t pass the service training due to being the sassy thing she is, I still keep in touch with the family that adopted her.

Who is someone you admire and why?

My boss and mentor at the University of Kentucky, Dr. Corrine Williams. She is strong, smart, and witty. She is an amazing example of what women can achieve through hard work and dedication. She has always been patient with me and has taught me so much. I will be forever grateful for the time I’ve spent learning from her.

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

My name was changed at the age of 13. I was born Madeline Corinne McDaniel. My mother was going to name me Honour but was talked out of it by her friends. She said that once she met me, she knew she made a mistake. She changed my name the summer between middle school and high school to Honour Madeline Corinne McDaniel. More power to you Mama!