Jamie McClintock, a native of Birmingham, Alabama, graduated summa cum laude from Auburn University in 2017, with a BA in English: Public and Professional Writing and a minor in French. As an undergraduate, Jamie served as editor-in-chief for Auburn’s literary magazine, worked as a peer writing consultant, and led volunteer shifts for Auburn’s Campus Kitchen chapter. She also interned as a journalist for Weld: Birmingham’s Newspaper. After her time at Impact Alabama, Jamie hopes to attend law school and go into public interest law.

What do you like to do for fun?

I love to be outside–hiking, camping, swimming, or just sitting on my porch. I love to travel to new places, preferably by road trip. My friends and I once lived out of the back of a van for a few weeks while traveling to all the parks in California. I read a lot of books, and I like to try out new restaurants in Birmingham.

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

I’ve had the opportunity to set foot on all seven continents. My dad’s work as a marine biologist has taken my family all over the world, including Antarctica. After a 3-month sabbatical in New Zealand, several trips to South America, a senior trip to Thailand, and a summer abroad in France, I set foot on my final continent – Africa – in 2014.