Miss LaKayla Brown is a native from Concord, NC. She will graduate in May with a degree in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice. Academically she is a member of Pi Gamma Mu and Psi Chi Honors Societies. Lakayla not only dedicates her time to her academics, but also enjoys creating new innovative ways to become involved to help unify Chowan University with the members of the Murfreesboro community. Her involvement includes participating and volunteering for events sponsored by Relay for Life, Rise Against Hunger, Albemarle Food Bank, and the NAACP.  After graduation, Miss Brown plans on pursuing a career in the field of Forensic Psychology. Her focus is devoted to having a contribution on the advancement and the effects of mental health on the criminal justice system. 

Being granted the position as Miss Chowan University 2017-2018 has helped exemplify Lakayla’s perseverance, leadership, and optimism that has influenced individuals to reach their fullest potential beyond any circumstances. As, Miss Chowan University, she finds fulfillment in inspiring Women Empowerment and Dreaming Big.