Get to know Nicolette Young - Distinguished Young Woman of New Mexico 2014

Name: Nicolette Young 
Hometown: Las Cruces, NM
College: University of New Mexico
Major: International Business
What is your favorite food? Sushi

What is your favorite TV show? Modern Family 

What is your favorite Olympic sport? Gymnastics 

What is your favorite time of day? Sunset

What is your favorite time of year? Late Fall 
Plan ahead OR procrastinate? A little bit of both

Paper OR plastic? Paper

Glass half-full OR glass half-empty? half-full

Introvert OR extrovert? extrovert

Cats OR Dogs? Dogs

Morning person OR night person? Night person
What is your most embarrassing moment? My most embarrassing moment was during my freshmen year of high school while I was crossing the cross-walk and my stockings under my skirt started to slowly slide down while cars were waiting for me to cross. Needless to say, I never wore those stockings again!

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 like to trade places with a National Geographic Photographer to see what it would be like to travel the world and do what I love. 

What is one goal you have set for yourself and achieved? What is one goal that still remains to be achieved? During high school I worked very hard to graduate in the 10% of my class and to give a speech at graduation. I felt like I had achieved a major goal on my graduation day. One goal that still remains is to study abroad for a semester in college and experience different cultures. 

Sum yourself up in three words. Sisterly, Spontaneous and Considerate

What do you want to be when you grow up and why? I can not imagine myself doing just one thing when I grow up. I would like to be a business-woman, a photographer, friend, wife, mother and a world traveler. But most of all, I would like to be happy when I grow up. 

Describe your single-most favorite moment from your Distinguished Young Women experience. My favorite part of going to Nationals this summer was enjoying my host family. The fact that the girls stay with people from the community really shows what the organization is all about. A memorable moment was staying up late watching mermaid videos with my host-sister Sarah. I will never forget the Finnorn Family and I am sure they will remain in my life. 
  • Monique Horan

    22nd Oct 2014 at 23:33

    I believe that you will achieve all of your goals Nicolette! You have a great foundation to do whatever you set your mind to as long as you continue to give it your all! You are such a great inspiration to so many young people in New Mexico to dream big and work hard.

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