Ba'Leigh Burns - Miss Texas for America 2019
IT COULD BE YOU!
Have you dreamed of representing your state in a national pageant? Now is your opportunity to turn that dream into a reality! Be the first ever Miss Texas for America!
1819 Canyon Court
Allen, TX 75013
Ba’Leigh Burns was born in Odessa Texas. She attended Trinity High School of Midland, where she was active in choir, and grew up studying classical ballet at Midland Festival Ballet, where she was a company member, for fifteen years. The arts will always have a special place in Ba’Leigh’s heart. She attended Texas Christian University in Fort Worth where she received her Bachelors of Science in Psychology with a double major in Anthropology. While attending TCU Ba’Leigh was frequently on the field supporting the horned frogs as a TCU Ranger. She was also a member of the Lambda Alpha Honor Society, the Vice President of the TCU Anthropological Society, as well as a recipient of the Inclusion Initiative Certificate. Her love for Anthropology lead her to spending a month camping out in Alaska on an archaeological field school run by Adelphi University, where she unearthed a mammoth tusk. While in Fort Worth, Ba’Leigh had an internship at Fort Worth Refugee Services where she helped mentor a family as well as connect clients to resources. In her free time Ba’Leigh enjoys being underwater as a certified scuba diver, some of the places she has dove include the Cenotes caverns, the Cayman Islands, and even a Tiger Shark dive in Fiji. She is currently attending the University of Texas at Tyler where she is pursuing her Masters degree in Clinical Psychology. While volunteering and shadowing psychologists at the Veteran’s Affairs Hospital in Big Spring Texas, Ba’Leigh saw the need for PTSD awareness. After graduating, Ba’Leigh plans to continue her education by pursuing her PhD in psychology and work with veteran populations in her career to address PTSD. She plans to use this year to further her platform by continuing to advocate for veterans, spread awareness about PTSD, and help connect veterans to available resources.