BEHIND LOVED BY DESTINY
Destiny Moore Saldivar is a wellness advocate and social entrepreneur with a passion for personal growth through love, awareness, and education. The summer before her junior and final year at SUNY New Paltz, she discovered her passion for college access as an Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Summer Liaison where she was tasked with the role of welcoming 125 new faces of diverse backgrounds to campus. The experience taught her that she wanted more students that looked like her on campuses like hers and others across the country.
Since then, Destiny has fed her passion by helping over 150 students gain access to institutions of higher education in various settings (DOE, Charter Schools, Private Schools and Non-Profits). Since 2016, 100% of the students she has supported through the college process have been admitted and enrolled at 4-year institutions. She has led a grant-funded TRIO program and thoroughly enjoys creating systems that support streamlining the college process for large groups of students. Her favorite part of the college process is getting to see her students grow from the initial stages of college research to the final enrollment decision, which is what sparked her interest in the wellness industry.
In 2018, Destiny founded Loved by Destiny (LBD), a brand and website dedicated to personal growth through self-love and self-awareness. What started as a blog to share her personal stories of healing and growth turned into an opportunity to help others grow. Through LBD, Destiny has hosted wellness workshops for women, written several blog posts, and created digital guides to encourage personal reflection and growth. She has also self-published her first journal, “Unlearning Survival: 25 Lessons to Help You Transcend Survival and Thrive” which went on to find homes in 14 states and 4 countries outside of the United States.
Destiny proudly holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from SUNY New Paltz (or home, as she would say) and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Columbia University. In 2019, she was recognized as 40 Under 40 honoree by her alma mater for her work in college access and wellness. The following year, she was awarded the Alumni Service Recognition award for her wellness workshop "Journaling Through Anxiety." Though her work experiences fuel her with joy, the titles she values most are Mother to her sassy daughter, and Wife to her loving husband.