Maeve Franklin is a native of Birmingham, Alabama. Currently a senior undergraduate student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Maeve is double majoring in philosophy and political science with a minor in human rights. As an undergraduate, she serves as the president of the Student Fellowship of Philosophy, the president of the Gender and Sexuality Union at UAB, and a student leader within UAB’s Student Multicultural and Diversity Programs office. After serving with Impact America Maeve plans to attend law school where she is interested in focusing on civil rights law.


What do you like to do for fun?

In my free time I like to read, garden, play games with friends, and bake. In fact, I make all of the birthday cakes for my family, and I love being able to try something new with every cake.


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

My most meaningful service in college has been my position as the president of the Gender and Sexuality Union because it has enabled me to lead two successful campaigns to change UAB policy and make my campus a more welcoming and inclusive space for everyone.


What is your favorite quote from a book, film, or song?

“And I could cry power

Power has been cried by those stronger than me

Straight into the face that tells you to rattle your chains

If you love bein’ free”

-Hozier, Nina Cried Power