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

Kaila Pouncy is IGNITE’s Birmingham Fellow. She is a senior at The University of Alabama majoring in Criminology/Criminal Justice and Political Science with a minor in Psychology. Kaila is a trailblazer and community leader. She is a Criminal Justice and Political Science major with a major in Psychology. 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, Organizational Committee Head of UA's League of Women Voters, ambassador for UA's Women and Gender Resource Center, and Campus Impact Manager for Bumble, Inc. 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 increase of the 2022-23 Pell Grant Fund and as a Congressional Intern for Congresswoman Terri Sewell. She is also currently interning 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 Birmingham inquiries, please contact Kaila at

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