Hi!! I am Anna Pawline, I was born and raised in Charlotte, NC and am apart of the Brace Family YMCA Leaders’ Club. I currently attend East Carolina University in Greenville, NC (Go Pirates!!) and am pursuing a Public Health degree. My favorite hobby is definitely playing sports. I have played sports my whole life and have always loved being on the field or the court with my teammates.

What is your favorite BRLS story, memory, or experience?

There is so many to choose from but I think my favorite BRLS experience was my 6th year this past summer. It was really awesome to spend all day with 12 of the people I have been going to Blue Ridge with since we were 13 years old. I got so close with all of them and we got to share some really awesome and life changing experiences with each other.

What is your favorite Leaders’ Club story, memory, or experience?

My favorite Leaders’ Club memory was when I was inducted into the club over 7 years ago. It was such a special moment and I could tell from that moment, that this club and the people that were around me were going to have a huge impact on me.

What are you most looking forward to for BRLS this year?

The thing that I am looking forward to most this year at BRLS is getting to serve the school and the people that have served me for 6+ years. I am really grateful that I get an opportunity to give back to the place that is the reason I am who I am today. I can’t wait to meet so many new people and get to bond with people on a deeper level.

If you could give your 1st year self one piece of advice, what would it be?

If I could give my first year self one piece of advice, it would be to honestly just listen to everyone when they tell you to be your true self. BRLS is the place where I learned to not care what any says or thinks and it is the greatest gift I have ever received.

Tell us a fun fact about anything!!

I am a die hard Buffalo Bills fan everyday excluding the day that we lost to the Jacksonville Jaguars…

I will be a belieber for life, no questions asked.