Katelynne Cox | Miss DC 2019
Education: University of Missouri (BA)
Platform: Silence Is Not Compliance
Talent: Vocalists: "Somebody To Love"
Katelynne is the Manager of Fundraising and events at the
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Silence Is Not Compliance: an organization that rehabilitates rape survivors, lobbies for victim first legislation and educates children on sexual violence prevention.
Inspired by adversity, Katelynne Cox set out to break glass ceilings and exceed expectations from a young age. A first generation college student, Cox enrolled in college at fifteen years old: completing her BA and two Graduate Certificates in Nonprofit and Public Management from the University of Missouri. At 17, with a degree under her belt she transitioned from the music industry as a signed recording artist, to television where she worked as an anchor and producer for KOMU-NBC and Sports Entertainment Network. Her love for performance and sports lead her to her side hustle as a cheerleader for the 2018 Stanley Cup Champions, The Washington Capitals. She now seemingly effortlessly balances a career as a civil servant and her MBA studies all while personally raising over $45,000 for Children’s Hospitals. In her spare time, she enjoys kitchen karaoke, traveling and jogging through the city with her two rescued Labradors. As Miss District of Columbia 2019, Katelynne Cox will continue to defy the status quo and inspire change in her community.