Dorough has been volunteering since she was a child by helping at homeless shelters and nursing homes. She attended high school at a boarding school in Asheville and volunteered at a nursing home during her time in school.
She said she has always loved serving other people.
“I just like people a lot so it’s cool to be able to have direct service in that regard,” Dorough said. “It’s been a part of my life since I was younger and I guess I’ve carried it through to college.”
Dorough is the UNC executive director for Camp Kesem North Carolina.
She is a member of the Order of the Bell Tower, participates in the Athletes in Action campus ministry, volunteers with Get Real & Heel and works with the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health UNC Fitness Breaks program to provide exercise classes to service facility workers at Genome Science Building before their shifts begin.
Dorough said her true passion is Camp Kesem. She has worked there for four years and hopes to start a scholarship for the UNC-Duke chapter with the Miss UNC funds.