District of Columbia 2017
Miss District of Columbia 2017
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.