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 2021.

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Hannah Chung

High School: Cerritos High School

College Preference: University of Southern California

Career Goals: Law/Political Science, Psychology

Talent: Singing (Hero, by Mariah Carey)

Laura Gholmieh

High School: Gretchen Whitney High School

College Preference: University of Southern California

Career Goals: Social Entrepreneur

Talent: Spoken Word Poetry (My own poem, by Myself - Laura Gholmieh)

Ashley Gong

High School:

College Preference: UCLA, UC Berkeley

Career Goals: Psychology of Business

Talent: Singing (Skyfall, by Adele)

Nafeesa Karim

High School: Whitney High School

College Preference: UCLA, UC Berkeley

Career Goals: Engineering

Talent: Piano 

Shravani Khisti

High School: Gretchen Whitney Highschool

College Preference: UCSD

Career Goals: Doctor of Cognitive Science

Talent: Dance 

Briana Lay

High School: Whitney High School

College Preference: UCSD

Career Goals: Pediatrician

Talent: Piano (Sonata in C Major, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

Lena Pattamadilok

High School: Whitney High School

College Preference: Columbia University

Career Goals: Ambassador

Talent: Public Speaking 

Kayley Pedroza

High School: Gretchen Whitney High School

College Preference: California State University Long Beach

Career Goals: English teacher or journalist

Talent: Violin (Winter, by Antonio Vivaldi)

Pranitha Rao

High School: Whitney High School

College Preference: UC Berkeley, UCLA

Career Goals: Scientific Research

Talent: Dance 

Aashraya Ravishankar

High School: Gretchen Whitney High School

College Preference: University of California Irvine

Career Goals: Dermatologist or other medical profession

Talent: Bollywood Fusion Dance (Ae Re Pritam Pyare, by Sajid Wajid;Mamta Sharma;Sarosh Sami)

Kristen Rivera

High School: Cerritos High School

College Preference:

Career Goals: Nursing

Talent: Piano  

Lalita Sabat

High School: Whitney High School

College Preference: UCLA

Career Goals: Physician

Talent: Dance 

Thrisha Senthilnathan

High School: Cerritos High School

College Preference: Johns Hopkins University

Career Goals: Trauma surgeon, OBGYN

Talent: Dance (Native American Dancing, by )

Anastacia Son

High School: Whitney High School

College Preference: UCLA

Career Goals: Political Science/Law

Talent: Guitar and Singing 

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