Cara Mund is a 2016 honors graduate in Business, Entrepreneurship, and Organizations from Brown University.

On September 10, 2017, Cara made history by becoming the first woman from the state of North Dakota to be awarded the title of Miss America.

In her role as Miss America, Cara embarked on a national speaking tour where she traveled an average of 20,000 miles a month and changed location nearly every 48 hours. She advocated the importance of empowering women, education, and community service. She served as the National Goodwill Ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals as well as promoted her own personal platform, the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

As a 2012 Coca-Cola Scholar, Cara knows the importance of failure, determination, persistence, and courage when it comes to turning a dream into a reality.

As a firm believer that our lives are defined by the legacy we leave, Cara intended to leave a Miss America legacy focused around inspiring others to accomplish their own “firsts.” Due to Cara’s willingness to use her voice and stand up not only for herself but for all of the women that will follow her, Cara’s year as Miss America turned out to be much more than that.