Kathryn Maxwell, a native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, graduated magna cum laude from the University of Alabama in 2018 with a B.S. in biology and a minor in English. In college, she was a violinist in the Huxford Symphony Orchestra, a top ensemble of the University of Alabama School of Music. Kathryn plans to pursue a master’s degree in public health after serving with Impact America.

Name and describe a memorable place you’ve been.
In the summer of 2016, I studied abroad in Oxford, England, where I was a patron of the Bodleian library, attended live orchestral, chamber music, and theatrical performances, and lived at Worcester College. Oxford is a beautiful city to live, work, learn and make friends from all over the world.

What do you like to do for fun?
I enjoy reading books, playing my violin, and learning new things.

What is your favorite quote from a book, film, or song?
I often think about Virginia Woolf’s “A Sketch of the Past” in Moments of Being. In this essay, she describes her own sense of “being” versus “non-being,” arguing that life is full of moments that are lived consciously and moments that are not. I think of her theory frequently in those moments that I want to experience with awareness and intentionality.