• Television Personality
  • Castaway, SURVIVOR Season 35
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Co-Host, "The View from Hampton U," Season 7 & 8
  • Former Director, William R. Harvey Leadership Institute at Hampton University
  • Former Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy at Hampton University
  • Former Staff Physical Therapist for Riverside Health System
  • Public Speaker
  • Author
  • Media Spokesperson
  • Miss Virginia USA 2016, Top 10 Miss USA
  • Miss Virginia 2013

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Desi recently moved to Los Angeles, California to expand her career in television hosting. She is currently seeking representation.

Prior to her recent move, she worked full-time as a faculty member at Hampton University in eastern Virginia and a Physical Therapist for Riverside Health System.  Additionally, Desi served as Miss Virginia USA 2016 and finished as a Top Ten Finalist in the 2016 Miss USA Competition. Prior to winning Miss Virginia USA in 2015, she held several other titles, including Miss Virginia 2013 (competing in the 2014 Miss America Pageant), National Sweetheart 2012, and Miss Hampton University 2011.

In alignment with her passion for health and fitness, Desi was the spokesperson for Newport News' Annual One City Marathon, the race director for Hampton University's Annual 5k by the Bay, and in late 2014 co-authored and published a book entitled, Love Affair with my Hair:  Why Black Women Cheat on Health. Additionally, Desi served as keynote speaker for several organizations throughout Virginia including Riverside Health System's Leadership Conference, Virginia State Conference of the NAACP, and state convention for the Virginia Association of Health for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

Desi is available to serve as a keynote speaker, emcee, engage with stakeholders, lead youth activities, assist with media interviews, or attend your next event. As a public figure, Desi can enhance your next event by assisting with media interviews or engaging with stakeholders. 

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