Briana Kinsey

District of Columbia 2017

Briana Kinsey

Miss District of Columbia 2017

Age: 24

Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama

Platform Issue: Daring to Defeat Diabetes

Talent: Pop Vocal

College Major: Biology

Scholastic Ambition: To earn a Doctorate in Pediatrics

Secret Wish or Dream: To be a castaway on Survivor and last more than 1 day

My Defining Moment: Moving to Washington, D.C. taught me how to make my own connections and adapt to an unfamiliar environment. The experience shaped the person I am today.

Bio: Briana Kinsey founded the non-profit Daring to Defeat Diabetes to advocate, educate, and fundraise for the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. A graduate of the University of Alabama with a degree in biology, she plans to attend medical school in Washington, D.C., and become a Pediatric Endocrinologist. Her work with the Girl Scouts of America focuses on girls’ health from inside out. Over 200 young women have earned the Daring to Defeat Diabetes patch. Briana regularly sings the national anthem and is a spokeswoman for the American Diabetes Association and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.