Melanie Tingley, a native Memphian, graduated summa cum laude from the University of Alabama Honors College with a degree in advertising and minors in psychology and German. She also held a few small leadership roles in her chapter of the Delta Zeta sorority. After her time with Impact America, she intends to continue working with nonprofits and hopes to leave this world a little better than she found it.

What is your favorite quote from a book, film, or song?
“We’ve all got both light and dark inside of us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.”
-Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, J.K. Rowling

Who is someone you admire?
Some people I admire include Bob Ross for his relentless optimism, Luna Lovegood for her unconditional acceptance of herself and others, and Carl Sagan for his sense of wonder at the infinite.