My name is Dorothy Carroll, and I was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. I graduated from Jefferson County International Baccalaureate with an Advanced Academic Diploma from the state of Alabama and a diploma from the IBO in 2015.
During my time at Ferrum I was a political science major with an emphasis in Democracy, Justice, and Civic Engagement and a minor in International Relations. In Fall 2017, I studied in Washington, D.C. through the Washington Semester with an internship at the U.S. Department of Justice. I graduated from Ferrum in May 2018 and was awarded the Arthur S. Owens Leadership Award at Commencement.
Ferrum was a place I called home for three years and the honors students, along with other students on campus, were my family. I was a student athlete (cross country), a resident assistant, president of Delta Phi Epsilon, co-founder of No Labels, a member of Lion’s Club, an SGA senator, and a member of the Honors Advisory Council. I also worked with Vanessa Stone in the Residence Life office.
Since I graduated from Ferrum, I moved to Washington D.C. to become a legal assistant. I am also the volunteer coordinator for the SHARE of McLean so I work to organize volunteers and volunteer on the weekends. I am taking the LSAT this year and plan to attend law school in the fall of 2020.