Desmond served as the Student Body President at Eastern Michigan University. Desmond started off as a Senator, then became Student Body Vice President, and held the Student Body President position for two terms, becoming the longest serving person to hold executive office. He also served as a voting member on LaunchProgress, a board designed to give funding to first-time candidates for local and state elections. Desmond has also served as his University’s representative for the Ypsilanti Steering Committee.