Destination Imagination Alumni

Proven Results

Students who participate in DI become better at creative and critical thinking, collaboration, and idea generation.

In 2014, Dr. Mark A. Runco, Professor of Educational Psychology for the Torrance Creativity Center at the University of Georgia and Board Member for the Center for Childhood Creativity, completed a study measuring student engagement and creative attitudes and values among students who participate in Destination Imagination and students who do not.

According to the statistically significant results, Destination Imagination students were found to be:

More engaged and imaginative when completing given tasks
More creative than non-DI participants
More self-confident and tenacious
Able to elaborate on and generate more ideas than non-DI participants
Great collaborators—86% of DI students agree that their teamwork skills improved within 1-2 years of participation
More inquisitive—92% of DI students agree that solutions to problems are often improved by considering a variety of perspective
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Meet Our Alumni

With more than 1 million alumni worldwide, former Destination Imagination participants are leaders and innovators in science, technology, arts, and public service. Find out how our alumni are changing the world.

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Matthew Swift

Matthew Swift


Starship Build Engineer
SpaceX

Marianna Fleischman

Alex Hsu


Senior Software Engineer
Disney Streaming Services

Marianna Fleischman

Marianna Fleischman


Automation Engineer
Vaccine Production Program
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/National Institutes of Health

Andy Lee

Andy Lee


Lead Product Designer
PlayStation (Current)
UX Designer
Google (Former)

Brittany Lagarejos

Brittany Lagarejos


Technical Support Engineer
Adobe

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Sam Albert


NASA Space Technology Research Fellow and PhD Candidate in Aerospace Engineering Sciences
University of Colorado Boulder

Aditya Shah

Aditya Shah


Software Engineer
Bloomberg LP

Yasmine Ebeed

Yasmine Ebeed


Production Assistant
Spongebob Squarepants/Nickelodeon

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Robert Hackford


Multi-Skilled Journalist/Producer
NBC Buffalo (WGRZ)

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Selorm Quarshie


Neuroscience Student
Harvard University

Elijah Verdoom

Elijah Verdoorn


Software Engineer
Robinhood (Current)
WeWork, Pandora (Former)

Rebecca Romzek

Rebecca Romzek


Public Relations & Communications Manager
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay & Adventure Island

Charlie Bonner

Charlie Bonner


Communications Director
MOVE Texas

Matthew Terry

Matthew Terry


Serial Entrepreneur and Chief Technology Officer
DialGuide

Amy Wang

Amy Wang


Neurobiology and Data Science Student
University of California, Berkeley