Meet Kaila Pouncy, IGNITE's 22-23 Birmingham Fellow

Kaila Pouncy is IGNITE’s Birmingham Fellow. She is a soon-to-be graduate (May 2023) of The University of Alabama. She will receive her B.A. in Criminology/Criminal Justice and Political Science with a minor in Psychology. Kaila is a trailblazer and community leader. She serves as President and Founder of Tide Against Time, First Vice-President of Lambda Zeta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority Inc, Associate Justice on her SGA’s Student Judiciary, and ambassador for UA's Women and Gender Resource Center. As a writer and poet, her work has been featured in three award-winning student publications. She recently served as a Fellow for Alabama Possible, where her student story about financial aid contributed to the 2022-23 Pell Grant Fund increase, and as a Congressional Intern for Congresswoman Terri Sewell. She is currently a student of the ACLU of Alabama's SMART Justice Organizing School and recently completed an internship with Alabama Appleseed. She plans to attend law school and advocate for criminal justice reform post-graduation. Kaila aspires to one day hold political office at a local or state level. For inquiries, please contact Kaila at   

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