Montana MacDonald, a native of Columbus, Ohio, graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science in business administration specializing in finance and economics. While at UA she was involved with several different service programs and internships. This included programs like SaveFirst, where she served as both a basic and then an advanced volunteer, helping to prepare taxes at VITA sites throughout Alabama. After working with Impact, Montana plans to attend law school. 

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

My most meaningful service experience in college was when I participated in Black Belt Action my freshman year. We spent a week serving in Marion and Perry County where we learned about the way poverty affects rural communities in Alabama, which was all very new information for me. It was this experience that really made me want to become more involved in my new home in Alabama by serving in my community. 

What do you like to do for fun?

In my free time, I like to bake and cook for all my family and friends. I also enjoy playing tennis, watching documentaries, and going out with my friends. 

Name and describe a memorable place you’ve been.

One of the most memorable places that I have been is my family’s ranch in British Columbia. It is this small, little logging ranch with orchards and horses, and it is the home that my Papa grew up in. The views of the mountains and lakes are absolutely breathtaking and my memories of the place are full of so much joy.