"My mother anchored the importance of education at a very early age. I honor her and my ancestors by excelling academically." -Destiny R. Jackson
In August 2011, Destiny began college at American University in Washington, D.C.
In 2012, Destiny became one of the very few minority students to rank in the top 10% of her college class at American University. In 2013, she was honored as an outstanding student for academic achievement and leadership.
Destiny's very 1st trip to California in summer 2012 was quite a memorable one. As 1 out of 50 students, she had the opportunity to experience the corporate culture of one of the leading tech companies—Google. Reflecting on her experience, Destiny wrote:
"The greatest gift I received was the restoration of my creativity and imagination." -Destiny R. Jackson
In December 2012, Destiny was selected as 1 out of 20 students to articulate an understanding of economic and financial environments at Goldman Sachs and listen to other industry professionals share their insight on the art of self-promotion.
Later in 2012, she was inducted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, the nation's premiere organization for high-achieving students.
In Fall of 2012, Destiny (a.k.a "Miss DjDj") hosted her own radio show on WVAU.org. Her radio show streamed live from 10am-11am EST every Saturday.
In 2013, Destiny was rewarded and recognized by American University's Honors Program as an outstanding student for academic achievement and leadership. Later that year, Destiny dedicated over 580 hours of public service to the American people as a White House Intern in the Office of Digital Strategy.
Destiny earned Dean's List in Spring 2014 and Fall 2014.
Achieving Dean's list once again in May 2015, Destiny excelled from the top 10% to the top 8% of American University's college class. This accomplishment gave rise to Destiny Jackson earning Magna Cum Laude.
In December 2015—during her first semester of her senior year—Destiny earned Dean's list and Magna Cum Laude.
On February 10, 2016, earned invitation into the International Honors Society—Beta Gamma Sigma. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a baccalaureate or post-baccalaureate program accredited by AACSB International. Two months later on Friday, April 22, 2016, Destiny attended her Beta Gamma Sigma induction ceremony.
One month later on March 22, 2016, Destiny was selected to present at American University's Honors Capstone Research Conference held on Wednesday, April 6, 2016. Destiny's capstone advisor and school identified her Capstone project as one of the most outstanding projects being completed in the Kogod School of Business.
Destiny's Honors Capstone Project provided crisis management recommendations for Chipotle to regain consumer loyalty in response to the 2015-2016 E.coli outbreak crisis.
On May 6, 2016, Destiny attended her Honors Recognition Ceremony during her senior year of college. During her last semester, Destiny earned Summa Cum Laude—the highest form of Latin Honors. For the 5th consecutive semester in a row, Destiny also earned Dean's list, once again.
On Saturday, May 7, 2016, Destiny graduated from college Magna Cum Laude with University Honors—studying Finance, Management, and Public Relations.