Name: Anna Hiran
|Anna and Mayor Castro of San Antonio
College: The University of Texas at Austin
Major: Business Honors
What is your favorite food: Vanilla frozen yogurt
What is your favorite TV show: Law and Order: SVU
What is your favorite movie: Tie between Forrest Gump and The Devil Wears Prada!
Current #1 most played song on your iPod: “One Day More” from Les Misérables
What is your favorite quote: “It does not do to dwell on dreams, and forget to live.” (Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone)
Plan ahead OR procrastinate: Plan ahead (at least that’s what I try to do!)
Paper OR plastic: Paper
Glass half-full OR glass half-empty: Usually half-full
Introvert OR extrovert: Introvert. I really like my quiet time alone.
Cats OR Dogs: Definitely dogs!
Morning person OR night person: 100% night owl. I like studying in the evening rather than waking up early!
What is your most embarrassing moment? My freshman year of high school, I walked straight into a stop sign after school, and all my friends saw! I had a bright red splotch on my forehead for about a week!
What would we find in your refrigerator right now? Carrots, protein shakes, apples, cottage cheese, grapes, and vanilla Greek yogurt!
If you could trade places with any other person for a week, famous or not famous, living or dead, real or fictional with whom would it be? I would want to trade places with Oprah Winfrey for a week because she performs so many acts of kindness for others while getting to travel and immerse herself in different cultures.
What is your biggest fear? My biggest fear is ending up with a career I don’t enjoy having. I think everyone should strive for a profession that gets them excited to go to work each morning.
Sum yourself up in three words. Adventurous, organized, observant
Describe your single-most favorite moment from your Distinguished Young Women experience. My favorite moment from my Distinguished Young Women experience was the second I stepped off the plane in Mobile and met my host parents. After communicating with them via phone and Facebook, I knew they would be some of the kindest and most gracious people I would ever run across in my lifetime. As soon as they spotted me in the airport, they headed over and embraced me in a huge, welcoming hug! Meeting my “Mobile mom and dad” really gave me the comfort of knowing that I would have a support group to cheer me on and share my daily adventures with during my time in Mobile. I used to get very homesick when I was away from my family for more than a week, but learning to open myself up to other people during my time at the Distinguished Young Women National Program allowed me to grow as an outgoing individual, ready to adapt to any exciting changes taking place (like college)! I still often think of the moment I first saw my host family at the Mobile airport, and that moment will forever stay with me, acting as a reminder of how many generous and caring people there are all around us!