Get To Know Neha Arora, Distinguished Young Woman of Mississippi 2017

Distinguished Young Women Bellingrath Gardens Visit 2017.
Distinguished Young Women Bellingrath Gardens Visit 2017.

Name: Neha Arora

Age: 18

Hometown: Madison, Mississippi

College: Emory University

Major: Chemistry, Pre-Med


Favorite food: Popcorn

Favorite TV show: Grey’s Anatomy

Favorite movie: Princess Diaries 2

Favorite Olympic sport: Gymnastics

Favorite Christmas/holiday tradition: Having a large feast on Christmas Day

Current #1 most played song on your iPod: No Fear by Greyson Chance

Favorite quote: “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”- Vivian Greene

Most hated household chore- Washing dishes

Favorite time of day- Evening around 6

Favorite time of year- Fall


Plan ahead OR procrastinate- procrastinate

Paper OR plastic- plastic

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

Introvert OR extrovert- extrovert

Cats OR Dogs- DOGS

Morning person OR night person- night person


What is your most embarrassing moment? I slipped in the dining hall and dropped my tray.

If you could be any color crayon, what would you be and why? Pink; pink is my favorite color

If you were stranded on a deserted island, what three things would you absolutely need for survival?- my phone, water, and food (specifically popcorn)

What would I find in your refrigerator right now? Cheese, 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? Shawn Mendes

What is your biggest fear? Spiders

What is the one thing you wish someone had told you about college life that you had to find out on your own? You have a lot more options of what you want to be involved in than you think, and it is sometimes harder to decide between so many choices.

What is one goal you have set for yourself and achieved? What is one goal that still remains to be achieved? Get into college! Now I want to get into medical school.

Sum yourself up in three words. Bubbly, Organized, Passionate

What do you want to be when you grow up and why? Pediatric cardiologist- I love working with kids, and after shadowing a pediatric cardiologist, I realized that I would love to be one.


Describe your single-most favorite moment from your Distinguished Young Women experience.


My favorite moment from DYW was at Nationals when the Green Group was performing our lip synch song/dance onstage. We didn’t really know what we were doing, but it was so great to laugh with the girls onstage and have an amazing time. And we actually managed to pull it together and perform well!

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