Katie Bert was born and raised in Prattville, Alabama and graduated from Auburn University in 2019 cum laude where she majored in Biomedical Science with a concentration in Pre-Med. Katie studied abroad in Milan, Italy as well as a short-term study abroad in the Dominican Republic. She was also an active member of her church and a member of Auburn’s Alpha Epsilon Delta club. After serving with Impact America, she hopes to attend medical school. 

What do you like to do for fun?

I love doing anything that involves being outdoors, whether it is walking my dog, going for a run, or going on a hike. I also love to travel and experience and learn about new cultures!

Name and describe a memorable place you’ve been.

It is so hard to choose just one memorable place, but I would say that out of all the places I have been Venice, Italy stands out the most. It was such a beautiful and unique place and was unlike anywhere that I have ever been. Plus the pasta and gelato were unforgettable!

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

One of my most meaningful service experiences would have to be volunteering at Give Kids the World. Give Kids the World is an organization that gives children with critical illnesses and their families a week-long, free vacation where the whole family gets to enjoy rides, shows, parties, ice cream, and so many other fun things. Volunteering here was such a life-changing experience and getting to interact and assist the families, especially the kids, reminded me of what it was like to believe in fairy tales and let go and enjoy life. The bravery and strength that every one of these children exhibited was so inspiring and I can’t wait to go back and volunteer again. The best part about this organization is that while the children are here they get to forget about their illness and get to enjoy being a kid again. Give Kids the World is by far the most magical place on Earth!