Hampton University Scholar Is a Contestant on This Fall’s Edition of the Hit Television Series Survivor

Desiree Williams is an assistant professor of physical therapy and director of the William R. Harvey Leadership Institute at Hampton University in Virginia. In 2016, she won the Miss Virginia beauty pageant and was in the Top 10 at the Miss USA pageant.

Now Dr. Williams has competed as one of 18 contestants for the 35th edition of the hit television series Survivor. The contestants competed on the island of Fiji in the South Pacific. There were three tribes of six contestants grouped into Heroes, Healers, and Hustlers. A practicing physical therapist, Dr. Williams competed as a member of the Healers tribe.

Dr. Williams holds a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education and a doctor of physical therapy degree from Hampton University.


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