Lucy’s Legacy Mentors

Lucy’s Legacy Mentors are sophomore-senior women who are available to mentor participants in the Lucy’s Legacy Program.  Mentors connect participants to the UA student experience and facilitate activities within the community. They offer their personal insight into what it means to be a student at UA, live by the Capstone Creed, and serve as a role model for Lucy’s Legacy participants.

Makyra R.

Athletic Training, Senior
Lexington, KY

Involvement: Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Fraternity, Honors College, Athletic Training Student Assoc.

Advice: Be open to new opportunities and ideas however, always be true to who you are. Don’t forget to have fun!

Alexa E.

Public Health, Senior
Marietta, GA

Involvement: Student Government Association, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Advice: Invest in yourself and do activities that make you happy and healthy so you will be the best student you can be!

Aliyah J.

Aerospace Engineering, Senior
Mobile, AL

Involvement: RA for Lucy’s Legacy, Avanti, Student Recruitment Team, Al’s Pals

Advice: Strive to be the best student and individual you can be! It will take you a long way.

Aniya R.

Public Health, Senior
Gadsden, AL

Involvement: BFSA Ambassador, Parent Ambassador, Women of Excellence, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Advice: Get involved and always remember to not give up!

Anna W.

Biology, Senior
Homewood, AL

Involvement: Resident Advisor

Advice: Choose your schedule wisely and also manage your time well.

Asia H.

Kinesiology, Senior
Clarksville, TN

Involvement: Black Student Union, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Advice: Always be engaged and ready to network.

Breniya S.

Political Science, Senior
Prattville, AL

Involvement: Avanti, National Council of Negro Women, Student Alumni Ambassador, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Advice: Try new things and step out of your comfort zone. You never know what you may enjoy!!

Bria H.

Nursing, Senior
Birmingham, AL

Involvement: Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Inc., Black Student Union, Al’s Pals

Advice: Be sure to get involved on campus; try out as many clubs as you can. College is about finding out what you love to do!

JeTori S.

Hospitality Management, Senior
Hoover, AL

Involvement: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Avanti, University Programs

Advice: Stay organized and manage your time well. Be yourself and have confidence.

J’Kia I.

Economics/Finance, Senior
Nashville, TN

Involvement: Alpha Kappa Alpha Soroity, Inc., UA Business Lead Ambassador, BFSA Ambassador

Advice: Remember if you play small, you stay small!

Josha C.

Art/Photography, Senior
Naples, FL

Involvement: C&IS Student Exec Council, C&IS Ambassador

Advice: Always ask for help!

Kimora L.

Social Work, Senior
Wiesbaden, Germany

Involvement: BFSA Ambassador, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Advice: Don’t be afraid to meet new people and try to get involved on campus as soon as possible.

Destini Jones

Kinesiology, Senior
Bartlett, TN



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Gabrielle K.

Secondary Education/History, Junior
Birmingham, AL

Involvement: BSU, SGA, UA College Democrats, B.A.S.E., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Advice: Do not overwhelm yourself. Make a plan and stick with it but embrace changes if needed.

J’Noel E.

Economics/Philosophy, Junior
Naples, FL

Involvement: Honors College, Camp 1831 A-Team, Freshman Forum, Peer Leader

Advice: Get involved as much as you can. It’s always okay to ask for help.

Lindsey S.

Business Marketing, Junior
Birmingham, AL

Involvement: Peer Leaders, CSL Asst. Team Leader, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Advice: Go with the flow, have fun, embrace this new journey!

Mya R.

Kinesiology (Exercise Science), Junior
Alabaster, AL

Involvement: BSU, The College XPerience, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Advice: Branch out and meet new people. Get involved in clubs and organizations.

Nila S.

Nursing, Junior
Houston, TX

Involvement: Avanti, Capstone Assoc. of Nursing Students, Freshman Forum

Advice: You are walking into a new world of experiences, challenges, and adversities. Remember Dr. Foster’s fight. You are her legacy!

Maya R.

Political Science, Junior
Ewa Beach, HI

Involvement: Army ROTC, Peer Leader, Crimson Tide Hospitality

Advice: Don’t be afraid to ask for help. We are here to help you!

Samantha W.

News Media, Sophomore
New Orleans, LA

Involvement: C&IS Ambassadors, Lucy’s Legacy Student Coordinator, Phi Eta Sigma Honors Society

Advice: Take things slow, this is new to you so there’s no need to feel like you should have everything figured out. Take one step at a time!

Camille S.

Human development and Family Studies, Sophomore
Opelika, AL

Involvement: Student Recruitment Team, Pre-Physical Therapy Society, Women of Excellence

Advice: College is an experience, and you should embrace it and learn from it.

Fantasia K.

Criminology & Criminal Justice, Sophomore
Columbus, GA

Involvement: Alabama REACH

Advice: Follow your heart; it will never lead you wrong.

Sierra B.

Management/Human Resources, Sophomore
Montgomery, AL

Involvement: Women of Excellence, Black Business Student Association

Advice: Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone.

Kayleigh M.

News Media, Sophomore
Gilbertown, AL

Involvement: Capstone Men and Women, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Black Student Union, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society

Advice: Don’t lose sight of your goals. Manage your time well and strive for excellence!

Kendall W.

News Media, Sophomore
St. Johns, FL

Involvement: Crimson Tide Productions, 1956 Magazine, Alpha Kappa Sorority, Inc.

Advice: Network with people in your academic college because it will help you down the road!

Kaniya B.

Special Education, Sophomore
Aurora, Colorado

Involvement: The College Xperience

Advice: Be yourself and have confidence in whatever you do.

Victoria P.

Nursing, Sophomore
Grayson, GA

Involvement: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Riptide Dance Crew, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society

Advice: Step out of your comfort zone and get involved on campus. Have fun; you will only be a freshman once.

Gracelyn H.

News Media, Sophomore
Tuscaloosa, AL

Involvement: University Programs

Advice: Always stay true to yourself.

Kennedy B.

Kinesiology, Sophomore
Homewood, AL

Involvement: Black Student Union, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Advice: Remember to create good study habits and utilize the numerous resources that UA offers.

MaKenzie B.

Public Health, Sophomore
Chattanooga, TN

Involvement: Women of Excellence, Black Student Union

Advice: Stay open-minded and don’t be afraid to put yourself out there!

Shia S.

Management Information Systems, Sophomore
Houston, TX

Involvement: National Society of Black Engineers, Black Faculty & Staff Association

Advice: Don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone.

Nairobi B.

Finance, Sophomore
Easton, PA

Involvement: Black Student Union, Black Faculty & Staff Association Ambassadors, Business Honors, Women Talk Wealth, Culverhouse DEI Student Assistant

Advice: Get outside of your comfort zone!

Didi T.

Nursing, Sophomore
Chicago, IL

Involvement: Lucy’s Legacy

Advice: Start your work early, plan ahead and don’t procrastinate!