Current Representative

The Distinguished Young Woman of Arizona for 2020 is Nivea Krishnan, from Chandler.

Nivea’s achievements include: 2019 National AP Scholar and Scholar with Distinction • Top 16 at 2019 International Public Policy Forum Debate Competition • Hamilton Symphonic Orchestra Principal Cellist • 12th place Lincoln Douglas Debate at 2019 NSDA National Tournament • Rhythm Dance Company Lead Role in ‘Aladdin’ • Best Delegate at 2020 State Model United Nations Conference • 2020 National Merit Scholar • $3,000 Scholarship Winner at Phoenix Rotary 100 Speaking Competition • ASU Democraseed Project Grant Winner • Arizona Delegate for the 2019 World Affairs Seminar

In addition, Nivea’s activities include: LiveGoldenAZ (Managing Director and Producer, Co-founder) • Speech and Debate (President) • Chandler Mayor's Youth Commission (Vice Chair) • Rosie's House (Student Mentor) • Dance- Indian Classical and Bollywood • Varsity Lincoln Douglas Debate (Captain) • Congressional Debate (Captain 2018-2019) • Maricopa County Teen Court (Volunteer Juror) • Hamilton Symphonic Orchestra • Model United Nations (Treasurer, Committee Leader)
Rosie's House Student Mentor for Piano (4 years) • Mayor's Youth Commission Vice-Chairperson (3 years) • Maricopa County Teen Court Program Volunteer Juror (2 years) • Founder and Lead Coordinator of Graffiti Painted Positive Art Campaign (3 years) • Chandler Unified School District Equity Symposium Organizer and Facilitator

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