Hometown: Washington, DC
Year in School: Senior
Expected Graduation: 2018
Resident Assistant, dance, volunteering, tutoring
After completing my Master's degree in Finance, I would like to become a CPA and a financial advisor.
What is your most memorable contribution as a Campus Queen?:
My most memorable contribution as a Campus Queen has been the impact I made on girls that were inspired by me to run for Miss Virginia Union University. During my first few appearances after winning the pageant, there were girls that came up to me that I never knew before that told me I inspired them because I was quiet just like them and was able to step out of my comfort zone and win the competition. I was not the most active or most outgoing girl, just like many girls at my school are. They may have issues with confidence or public speaking, or even just meeting new people. But my reign has helped them to no longer be afraid of stepping up to be an advocate and to follow their hidden dreams, and that is all I could ask for as a queen.
Jessica Lillian Dedeaux