Education: Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a concentration in Corporate Communication & Spanish from the Queens University of Charlotte; Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management from High Point University.
Employment: Founder/Executive Director of the SHIELD Mentor Program (passion work).
What makes me a leader? Under my leadership, SHIELD has gone from an early-stage startup to a sustainable organization and is now a leader in the mentoring services in the Greensboro community.
What would I tell my younger self? I would tell my younger self that being a kid doesn't last forever and you are already great beyond your own belief. I would tell her that her mind is the greatest tool that she has to conquer the world.
Marketing and Communication Intern
My name is Destiny King, and I am studying Music Education with a minor in Arts Administration at UNC-Greensboro. At UNCG, I work as a Catalyst Leader through the Office of Leadership and Civic Engagement. Through this office, I found the SHIELD Mentor Program, a program that aligns with my personal values of giving all students the tools to be impactful leaders of the future. Without my grandmother as my own mentor, I wouldn't have been able to achieve and believe in myself as I do today without her guidance, leadership, and genuine care for my future. Learning from my grandmother who was an elementary teacher for over 25+ years, accessibility, meeting students where they are, and learning how to aid them in growing not only academically, but as future leaders, are goals I plan to achieve by serving the community and becoming involved outside of the classroom as a future educator in North Carolina.
UNCG HDFS Program Student
What makes me a leader? Through the years, I have learned that everyone is a leader. We all have leadership characteristics to our personalities. The uniqueness of my leadership style is my ability to have determination and confidence in my skills. Believing in myself to push towards greatness while guiding others have added to the leadership I present in myself. I think the biggest thing that makes me a great leader is my willingness to have an opened-mind. It allows me to learn and relate to different perspectives of others. I love learning new aspects of improving situations, which has really allowed me to grow as a leader.