Destin graduated from Cornell University in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree (Summa Cum Laude) in Economics. While on campus, he was a member of the Cornell Rowing team and held a university research fellowship. He commissioned in the Marine Corps in 2019 and has served as a signals intelligence officer since. In uniform, he has worked as a platoon commander, company executive officer, acting company commander, and mental health officer-in-charge. Prior to the Marine Corps he completed pre-doctoral work in economic at Columbia Business School. He will attend law school after his transition from the Marine Corps in 2023.