Current Representative

The Distinguished Young Woman of Central San Diego County for 2023 is Anura Deshpande, from San Diego.

Anura’s achievements include: DI Global Champion • Certificate of Merit State Honors • Presenter at GIDAS Research Conference • Judge at local elementary science fair

In addition, Anura’s activities include: Destination Imagination Improv Team • UCSD lab research intern • Certificate of Merit Pianist • National miRcore Vaccine Advocate/advocate trainer • District tutor for English, Math, and Biology • Waterpolo • Scripps Computational Biology camp counselor • Elementary school tutor
National miRcore research volunteer • Poway Unified School District's Diversify Our Narrative District Executive • Catalyst For Success Club President • Sustainability Club President/Clean Campus Crew • Pianist at assisted living homes

The Distinguished Young Woman of Greater San Diego County for 2023 is Alicia Ji, from San Diego.

Alicia’s achievements include: AIME Qualifier (2x) • AMC10 Distinction • Scholastic Gold Key & Silver Key (2x) in Poetry • 3rd Overall Marketing Communications at Southern CA DECA Districts • Del Norte Student Recognition of Demonstrating Exemplary Character • Science Olympiad Regional Medalist • Radiology Research Project selected to present at ISMRM • 3rd at ARML Power Contest • Excellence at Economics for Leaders (EFL) • California MTAC Convention Piano Player

In addition, Alicia’s activities include: Science Accelerates Girls' Excellence (SAGE) Co-Founder-800+ students • DNHS DECA - VP of Business • Math Team • Track & Field • UC San Diego's Radiology Department • WHAT Center Tutor • Equity/Anti-Racism Student Task Force • Foundation for Teaching Economics (FTE) Global Ambassador • AWIS San Diego Committee Member • Piano
SAGE (initiated 66 free online STEM classes to build girls' confidence in STEM) • OVMS Math Team Head Coach (helped 2 students qualify for MATHCOUNTS State) • Hua Xia Chinese School-AP Chinese Teaching Assistant • DNHS Foodbank-Media Advisor (Fundraised $3,260 for San Diego Cushman Foodbank) • Leave it to Us (delivered groceries to high risk individuals)

The Distinguished Young Woman of South 4S Ranch San Diego for 2023 is Hetvi Trivedi, from San Diego.

Hetvi’s achievements include: AP Scholars Distinction • Top 6 placement in Scioly in Anatomy, Thermodynamics, and etc. •

In addition, Hetvi’s activities include: Science Olympiad competitor at state and regional level • WHAT (writing) Tutor • Speech and Debate Competitor and middle school program lead • Magazine Author for iN Education Inc. • Del Norte Food Bank Club President • Peer Counseling President
Volunteer at ActivCare, home for patients with dementia, weekly for 2 hours • Volunteer at Jacobs and Cushman SD Food Bank bimonthly in two hour shifts • Tutor for AP classes, math, and writing

The Distinguished Young Woman of North 4S Ranch San Diego for 2023 is Meghna Mohan, from San Diego.

Meghna’s achievements include: Faces of the Flock • ANASS India International Online Dance Competition- 1st place • Guinness World Record for Largest Group Performance

In addition, Meghna’s activities include: Associated Student Body • Student Equity/Anti-Racism Task Force • Link Crew • Speech and Debate Team • National Honor Society • English Tutor • Indian Raga Bharatanatyam Fellowship • South Asian Culture Show
Surfrider Beach Cleanups • San Diego Humane Society Walk for Animals • Volunteering at Del Norte band and color guard tournaments • Creating food packages for the homeless

The Distinguished Young Woman of Inland San Diego County for 2023 is Shreya Shirsathe, from San Diego.

Shreya’s achievements include: Earned certification of technician license for amateur radio • First Class Distinction-Visharad Diploma for Kathak • Earned varsity letter- MCHS Women's Varsity Tennis • Nominated to attend the National Student Leadership Conference • 6 time global champion for Destination Imagination • Teaching award given by USA Tae Kwon Do • "Best of the Best" awarded by USA Tae Kwon do • Honor Roll at Mt Carmel HS

In addition, Shreya’s activities include: Snowboarding • Varsity Tennis • Surfing • Hiking • Water Skiing • Coding • Guitar Player • Traveling • Tae Kwon Do • Journaling
Mathematics tutor offering assistance to fourth student via remote learning. • Teacher at local Tae Kwon Do center. Taught students in the community . • YouTube Channel -via "DI STEMCELLS"- filmed and produced 54+ videos • Storm Drain Stenciling to raise awareness for the repercussions of pollution

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