Participants

Distinguished Young Women participants come from all walks of life, but they have one thing in common: the desire to succeed. Below are the Distinguished Young Women of Cerritos-Artesia participants for the Class of 2023.

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Shriya Anumarlu

High School:

College Preference: UCLA, UCI, UCSB, UCSD, USC

Career Goals: Medicine

Talent:  

Audrey Chang

High School: orange county school of the arts

College Preference:

Career Goals: architect

Talent: dance 

Makayla Cheng

High School: Gretchen Whitney High School

College Preference: East Coast School

Career Goals: Biomedical Engineer

Talent: Singing (Photograph, by Ed Sheeran)

Meghana Divi

High School: Gretchen Whitney High School

College Preference: Brown

Career Goals: Physician

Talent: Indian Classical Dance (Breathless, by Shankar Mahadevan)

Glory Gage

High School: Whitney High School

College Preference: UCLA, Stanford, NYU, UCSD

Career Goals: Forensic Psychology, Law, Media

Talent: Dramatic Film Monologue (The Notebook, by Jan Sardi)

Melyne Garcia

High School: Whitney High School

College Preference: USC, UCSD, UCLA, UCI

Career Goals: accountant, teacher

Talent: Vocal 

Vedika Kothari

High School: Gretchen Whitney High School

College Preference: University of Southern California

Career Goals: Biomedical Engineer

Talent: Bollywood Dance (Sweety Tera Drama, Laal Ghagra, by Dev Negi, Pawni A Pandey, Shraddha Pandit (Sweety Tera Drama), Herbie Sahara (Laal Ghagra))

Audrey Lee

High School: Cerritos High School

College Preference: UC Berkeley

Career Goals: Pediatrician

Talent: Musical Instrument ("Here Comes the Sun", by The Beatles)

Preethi Manne

High School: Whitney High School

College Preference: UCSD, UCLA, USC, Carnegie Melon University, UPENN

Career Goals: Computer Science and Business

Talent: Bollywood Dance  ("Raajavadi Odhni", by Pritam Chakraborty)

Eliza Renee Miranda

High School: Gretchen Whitney High School

College Preference:

Career Goals:

Talent: singing 

Anika Patil

High School: Cerritos High School

College Preference: UCLA

Career Goals: Business, Finance

Talent: Singing (Favorite Crime, by Olivia Rodrigo)

Kaira Rajnekar

High School: Whitney High School

College Preference: UCLA, UC Berkeley, Brown University

Career Goals: Pediatrician

Talent: Kathak Classical Fusion Dance ( Song, by Shreya Ghosal )

Katrina Resultay

High School: Gretchen Whitney High School

College Preference: Community college, then study abroad or out-state.

Career Goals: Urban/city planning, architecture

Talent: Thai Mixed Martial Arts  

Eileen Rodriguez Salehi

High School: Gretchen Whitney High School

College Preference: UCs

Career Goals: Doctor

Talent: Piano ("Nuvole Bianche", by Ludovico Einaudi)

Alia Roman

High School: Gretchen Whitney High School

College Preference: UCI, Azusa Pacific, West Coast, Uni CSUF, CSULB

Career Goals: Registered Nurse (Nursing)

Talent: Singing (Bakit Pa, by Jessa Zaragoza)

Leah Triana

High School: Gahr Highschool

College Preference: Whitter College

Career Goals: Counselor

Talent: Monologue 

Nishita Vaddella

High School: Gretchen Whitney HS

College Preference: UCI

Career Goals: Medicine

Talent: Bollywood Dance (Aaja Nachle, by Sachin-Jagar, Neha Kakkar, Darshan Raval)

Sabrina Wang

High School: Gretchen Whitney High School

College Preference:

Career Goals:

Talent: Monologue 

Sara Wong

High School: Gretchen Whitney High School

College Preference: Duke/Berkeley

Career Goals: Major: Sociology or STEM, Minor: PR/Comms

Talent: Hip-Hop Fusion 

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