Dainah Kilburn

University of the District of Columbia

Portland, Jamaica
Accounting; Concentration in Logistics and International Trade Analytics

Dainah Kilburn is from the beautiful island of Jamaica. She was born and raised by a village of non-professional, strong women who reminded her anything is possible with hard work and determination. She initially chose the University of the District of Columbia because she received an academic scholarship. A small school with a close-knit, family-like environment, Dainah thought it was the perfect way to begin her undergraduate studies. She has been good at accounting since being introduced to the subject in high school but has continued so that she can establish a professional legacy in her family. She's motivated to continue what she does to bring more recognition to small HBCUs like UDC; she always tells people that UDC is a hidden gem and produces great students. She wants to continue inspiring her peers and remind them that anything is possible with hard work and determination. Following graduation, Dainah plans to pursue her Master's degree in Accounting at UC Davis and become a CPA before beginning full-time at Deloitte. She considers being a Deloitte Scholarship Recipient, National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) Scholarship Recipient, and getting receiving full rides to three graduate programs to be among her proudest achievements.


Deloitte - HBCU Emerging Leaders and Managers in Accounting Scholarship

Full scholarships to University of California Davis, University of California Riverside, and Indiana University

Professional Programs

Accounting Leadership Weekend Participant (ALW)- Indiana University Kelley School of Business 2019 and 2020

TMCF 2019 Leadership Institute Scholar

Internships + Offers

Audit and Assurance Intern + Full time Offer at Deloitte

Academic Honors

Summa Cum Laude


Summer Institute for Emerging Managers and Leaders (SIEML)

Graduate School Acceptances

University of California Davis Master's of Accounting Program

University of California Riverside Master's of Accounting Program

Indiana University Master's of Accounting Program

Post-Graduation Plan

Master's of Accounting Program at UC Davis

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