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 New York City At-Large participants for the Class of 2022.

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Atiyana Barnes

High School: Uniondale High School

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Hayley Bond

High School: Susan E Wagner High School

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Megan Bush

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Amie Chen

High School: Cold Spring Harbor High School

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Aishah Daiyan

High School: The Brooklyn Latin School

College Preference: NYU

Career Goals: Biologist

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Giana Galeno

High School: High School for teaching and the professions

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Talent: Drawing  

Kaleia Hamilton

High School: Sachem High School East

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Nina Heptig

High School: Brooklyn Technical High School

College Preference: University of Toronto

Career Goals: Evolutionary Biologist

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Mocha Koike-Ameen

High School: Harlem Children's Zone Promise Academy II High School

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Stefany Lin

High School: World Journalism Preparatory School

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Career Goals: Surgeon

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Miranda McGeary

High School: Miss Halls School

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Career Goals: Neurosurgeon

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Alysha Mcknight

High School: urban assembly institute of math and science for young women

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Tian Moy

High School: Tian Jing Moy

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naomi Naranjo

High School: Stuyvesant High School

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Sangai Nyei

High School: New Dorp High school

College Preference: Howard University

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Farah Osman

High School: Brooklyn Technical High School

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Julia Panko

High School: Susan E Wagner High School

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Prisca-Lily Preston

High School: John W Lavelle Preparatory Charter School

College Preference: cost/financial aid & racial / ethnic diversity

Career Goals: Lawyer or Cardiologist

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Gissell Santos

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Laila Sharif

High School: Manhattan Village Academy

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Elizabeth Shvarts

High School: Staten Island Technical High School

College Preference: Yale University

Career Goals: Chief Marketing Officer

Talent: Spoken Word Poetry 

Inaya Syed

High School: Commack High School

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Hannah Wang

High School: Staten Island Technical HS

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Helen Yac Xiquin

High School: westhampton beach high school

College Preference: Private/Public

Career Goals: A Bachelor's degree in Marketing

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alanna brito

High School: christ the king regional highschool

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Career Goals: social justice

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