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 San Diego County participants for the Class of 2021.

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Tatiana Agado

High School: El Camino High School

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Talent: Cheer 

Jiselle Banuelos

High School: El Camino High School

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Talent: Contemporary Dancing (Rise Up, by Andra Day)

Grace Burch

High School: Carlsbad High School

College Preference: 4- year private or public university

Career Goals: Nurse Practitioner, CRNA or Speech Pathologist

Talent: ASL interpretation of a Song  (Fight Song , by Rachel Platten )

Vivian Chung

High School: Del Norte High School

College Preference: UC Berkeley

Career Goals: Pharmaceutical Engineer/ Biomedical Engineer

Talent: Stand Up Comedy (, by Original)

Rishika Garg

High School: Westview High School

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Talent: Kathak -Classical Indian Dance (Deewani Mastanti., by Shreya Ghoshal)

Sofia Gaxiola

High School:

College Preference: Berkeley, UCLA

Career Goals: Neurobiology & Health/Nutrition

Talent: Vocal (Fly me to the Moon, by Frank Sinatra)

Leah Kuruvila

High School: Del Norte High School

College Preference: N/A

Career Goals: Computer Science

Talent: Bollywood Dance 

Kathryn Lee

High School: Rancho Bernardo High School

College Preference: UCSD

Career Goals: Lawyer

Talent: Spoken word Poem ("The Dugout", by Original)

Mariana Mendoza

High School: Hilltop High School

College Preference: N/A

Career Goals: Pediatric Nurse/Doctor

Talent: Vocal (Titanium, by David Guetta )

Sara Mone

High School: Carlsbad High School

College Preference: n/a

Career Goals: n/a

Talent: Signing a song in ASL (What the Matter with Kids Today, by Bye Bye Birdie)

Skyla Nelson

High School: Carlsbad High School

College Preference: Undecided

Career Goals: Speech Language Pathologist, ASL

Talent: Contemporary dance (All I Ask - Adele, by Juli Yamanaka)

Shriya Selvakumar

High School:

College Preference: Undecided

Career Goals: Science and Technology

Talent: Bharatanatyam (Thillana , by Suba)

Anika Sood

High School: Del Norte High School

College Preference: N/A

Career Goals: I would like to be a software engineer.

Talent: Nunchuck Routine (Hit Me With Your Best Shot, by Pat Benatar)

Marlyna Taualii

High School:

College Preference: University Of Hawaii at Manoa

Career Goals: Forensic Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Psychologist

Talent: Vocal 

Shreya Vasant

High School: Del Norte High School

College Preference: UC School

Career Goals: Data Science

Talent: Dance (Sauda Khara Khara, Ghaint Patola, Gabru Jawan, by Bfunk and Bani Ghai)

Cynthia Zhang

High School: Del Norte High School

College Preference: MIT

Career Goals: Cybersecurity Engineer

Talent: Piano (Black Keys Etude, by Frédéric Chopin)

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