Miranda Townsend, a native of Live Oak, FL, graduated with honors from Sewanee: The University of the South in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in American studies and a minor in politics. While at Sewanee, Miranda was a member of the varsity softball team and a member of Kappa Omega Sorority, where she served as the Chair of Public Relations. After working with Impact America, Miranda plans to attend law school seeking a degree in family law. 

What do you like to do for fun?

For fun, I enjoy sitting around binge watching Gilmore Girls, spending time by the pool or any body of water, and finding local coffee shops.

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

The most meaningful service experience in college was my time spent serving at Morton Memorial Food Bank. With my time at Morton Memorial Food Bank, I would sit around and chat with people waiting to enter and I was also able to help people walk around and search for the food they need or wanted. During my four years at Sewanee, I was not only able to serve the wider community, but I was able to build lasting relationships with members of the church and people we were serving.  

What’s something most people don’t know about you?

Most people know me by the smile that I am always sporting. My nickname in high school, that I thankfully left behind, was “Smiley.” However, most of my friends and teammates in college also comment on how I am always smiling no matter the situation.