Hometown: Baltimore, MD
high school: Baltimore School for the Arts
college: New York University
MAJOR: Theatre / Psychology
By faith, hard work, and perseverance against all odds, Destiny Brown has come to be recognized as a leader amongst her peers. She is currently ranked in the top 2% of her class and maintains a current year 5.0 GPA. In addition to being honored as a Ron Brown finalist, she’s a Coca-Cola Scholar, a Johns Hopkins CTY Scholar, a Questbridge College Prep Scholar, and a Ben Carson Scholar. As a senior, Destiny became the first dual-enrollment student in the history of the Baltimore School for the Arts. She pursued exclusive permission to take her academic classes on the college level in order to obtain more flexibility during the day to work as a production intern, tutor English online to students from Shanghai, China, and also receive her theater arts training from high school in the afternoon. Outside of school, she works as an assistant producer and ambassador with Wide Angle Productions to produce videos focused on social change. Not only is Destiny the youngest person to have been offered such a position, but she originally started working with Wide Angle as an actor for a national public service announcement they filmed for CSX Corporation.
At the age of 15, Destiny was tasked with presenting to the entire creative and global marketing teams at Under Armour’s World Headquarters in Baltimore. She has also produced an internationally award-winning film titled “Save my School” that helped to gain funding for Baltimore City Public Schools during the educational budget crisis in 2017. She’s directed nationwide casting calls, traveled internationally to film the Black Girls Global Exchange in South Africa, and was chosen to be the interview subject featured in Under Armour’s News Room for the International Day of the Girl in 2018.
Destiny’s artistic abilities have also played a paramount role in her life. Her love for theater cultivated a passion for using the performing arts as a mechanism for change. Having once been a Hippodrome camper, Destiny was extended the opportunity from camp leadership to join the team as a group leader where she engaged with children from organizations such as the Maryland School for the Blind. There, she was able to witness firsthand how performing on stage can change a child’s perspective of how they see themselves and the world around them.
In the fall, Destiny will be attending New York University where she will major in theater and psychology. Having secured acceptance into her dream school, Destiny’s newfound motivation to achieve her goals is the fiery passion she has within to give back to the communities that have aided her. In the future, she plans to create a theater-based organization which will use the performing arts to help children better cope with trauma. For it is her belief that leadership is measured not just by the work you have done, but also how that same work affects and influences future generations.