Julia Giggie, a Tuscaloosa, Alabama native, graduated magna cum laude from Birmingham-Southern College, where she majored in psychology. As an undergraduate, Julia was a member of BSC’s women’s soccer team and served as Vice President of Intellectual Development and Vice President of Public Relations and Marketing for her sorority, Alpha Chi Omega. After serving with Impact America, Julia plans to attend medical school.

What do you like to do for fun?
In my free time, I enjoy spending time outside exploring Birmingham’s local and state parks with my friends and family. I also love soccer and serve as a local referee.

Name a memorable place you’ve been.
During summer 2018, I had the opportunity to participate in a month-long educational medical mission to Ghana. During my time, I worked in both primary care and psychiatry clinics, where I did everything from taking patients’ vitals to shadowing doctors and working in a leprosarium. In addition, I had the opportunity to explore the beauties of Ghana, such as their slave castles, the WEB Dubois Museum, and Mole National Park. I learned so much about myself and about the Ghanaian culture from this amazing experience.

Name someone you admire and why?
I have always looked up to my mom. She is the epitome of a strong and hard-working woman, raising three toddlers while in medical school (with the help of my dad). She is also one of the people who inspired me to want to become a physician through her actions and service to others.