Meet the Team: Alabama

Caroline Janeway

Caroline Janeway, Alabama State Director

Caroline Janeway is a native of Bristol, TN, but moved to Alabama in 2004 to attend Samford University, where she majored in English and minored in Religion. After college, Caroline served as an AmeriCorps Vista with then Impact Alabama from 2008-2009. Read More >

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Sarah Allison

Sarah Allison, AmeriCorps Member

SaveFirst Team Lead

Sarah was born in Houston, Texas, but grew up in the Birmingham area. Read More >

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Ben Bolton

Ben Bolton, AmeriCorps Member

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Ben Bolton, born in Hattiesburg, MS, grew up in Greensboro, NC after moving there when he was seven years old. This past spring in 2020, Ben graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a double major in history and psychology. Read More >

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Brendan Mitrisin

Brendan Mitrisin, AmeriCorps Member

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Brendan Mitrisin hails from Flower Mound, Texas. At the University of Alabama, he was a member of the STEM Path to the MBA program. With that program, he spent two summers abroad in India. Read More >

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Tyler Hill-Whatley

Tyler Hill-Whatley, AmeriCorps Member

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Tyler Hill-Whatley is a native of Birmingham, Alabama. In 2018, she graduated cum laude from The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) where she majored in public health with a concentration in global health studies. While in… Read More >

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Fanta Mitchell

Fanta Mitchell, AmeriCorps Member

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Fanta Mitchell, originally from Sumter, South Carolina but moved to Austell, Georgia 9 years ago, graduated from Mercer University with a double major in International Affairs and Global Health in May of 2020. Read More >

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Kiarra Broadnax

Kiarra Broadnax, AmeriCorps Member

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Born in Anchorage, AK, and raised in Smiths Station, Alabama, Kiarra Broadnax graduated from Samford University. Where she majored in Political Science and completed a minor in Sociology. Read More >

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Taylar Dickey

Taylar Dickey, AmeriCorps Member

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Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, in 2020 Taylar Dickey graduated magna cum laude from Tennessee State University, where she majored in criminal justice. Read More >

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Jonathan Booker

Jonathan Booker, AmeriCorps Member

Jonathan was raised in Birmingham, Alabama and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Alabama with majors in Philosophy and History. Read More >

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Bethany Bryant

Bethany Bryant, AmeriCorps Member

Bethany was born in Anderson, SC, but grew up in Double Springs, AL. She graduated from Birmingham-Southern College with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a distinction in Poverty Studies. Read More >

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Alexandra Coberly

Alexandra Coberly, AmeriCorps Member

Alexandra Coberly, originally from Franklin, Tennessee, graduated from Birmingham-Southern College Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a major in History and minors in Human Rights and Conflicts and Sociology. Read More >

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Drew Hawkins

Drew Hawkins, AmeriCorps Member

Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Drew Hawkins graduated from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, where he received his Bachelor of science degree in Psychology. Read More >

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Ella Johnson

Ella Johnson, AmeriCorps Member

Ella Johnson grew up in Mobile Alabama before moving to New York to study Biology and Economics at Vassar College. She completed a senior project in Biology, a podcast that investigated nutrition based multi-level marketing schemes. Read More >

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DeAnna Lockett

DeAnna Lockett, AmeriCorps Member

DeAnna Lockett was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, and earned her Bachelor of Social Work in 2017 from The University of Alabama. Read More >

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Cam Miller

Cam Miller, AmeriCorps Member

Cam Miller is a native of Summerdale, Alabama. In 2020, she graduated from Auburn University where she majored in Industrial and Systems Engineering. Read More >

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Cat Moore

Cat Moore, AmeriCorps Member

Cat Moore, born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, graduated from Samford University in 2021. There she received her B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Human Development and Family Sciences. Read More >

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Monique Nelson

Monique Nelson, AmeriCorps Member

Monique Nelson is from Birmingham, Alabama and graduated from the University of Montevallo with a bachelor's degree in Communication Studies and a minor in Deaf Studies. Read More >

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Bailey Pilcher

Bailey Pilcher, AmeriCorps Member

Originally from Fairhope, Alabama, Bailey Pilcher graduated cum laude from The University of Alabama at Birmingham with a degree in International Studies and a minor in German Language. As an undergraduate, he placed first at the UAB Research Expo in the category of Arts and Humanities. Read More >

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Emily Welch

Emily Welch, AmeriCorps Member

Emily Welch, a native of Hattiesburg, MS, attended the University of Southern Mississippi where she graduated with honors and obtained a B.S. in Biological Sciences with an emphasis in Microbiology.  Read More >

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