Williams, 26, holds a doctorate of physical treatment, finished last May, and a bachelor's degree in health and athletics from HU.
" If somebody had actually approached me 5 years earlier and said you 'd be in a doctoral program teaching at Hampton University and you 'd be contending to be Miss USA, at that point in time I could not even dream a dream that big," Williams stated throughout her intro video.
Deshauna Barber, Miss District of Columbia USA, won the crown.
" I feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to represent Virginia on national television," Williams said in a text message to the Daily Press. "I have actually been blessed with the most wonderful support system and am anxious to see what's next for me."
Williams likewise works as an assistant teacher of physical treatment at HU and is a certified yoga trainer. Her platform included promoting healthy activities to lower weight problems in children.
Numerous videos revealed throughout the pageant, which was held at Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena, featured Williams in a classroom at HU.
During the swimsuit part of the evening, a host noted that Williams had "been the most overall constant rival during rehearsals. The other entrants would constantly stop and view her whenever she took the phase."
Williams informed the Daily Press in 2014 that she entered her very first pageant based upon a half-serious guarantee to her grandma when she remained in high school. She won Miss Hampton in 2010.
She then won Miss Virginia 2013 and went on to contend because organization's 2014 Miss America pageant.
" My grandma was my No. 1 fan without a doubt," Williams stated throughout her introduction video Sunday night. "When I contended at another national pageant, I got a telephone call saying that she had actually passed away. And so whenever I get on phase now, I arrange of can feel that she's still there in the audience cheering for me.
" She matured in a time where segregation was real, so everything I do, I understand it's bigger than me. I am representing these women and my ancestors that have actually worked so tough and been through a lot and my objective is making them happy."