Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri had the distinct honor yesterday morning of sitting on the panel of discussion at the White House Forum on Minorities in Energy Initiative. Nina came together with representatives from community organizations, academia, business, and industry to provide their individual perspectives on shared challenges in the areas of energy economic development, STEM education, and climate change. Not only was this event a perfect forum to discuss The Miss America Organization's position on STEM education in the classroom, but it also sheds light upon diversity in these areas.
Nina Davuluri Meets President Barack Obama
Later that day, Nina was a guest speaker at University of Pennsylvania for Asian Pacific American Heritage Week. She spoke to a group of students, discussing her personal experiences growing up in America with an Asian heritage. In addition, she discussed her journey as a Miss America contestant, winning the title, and the post-competition controversies surrounding her win.
The Daily Pennsylvanian interviewed Nina about her competition experience, her Indian heritage, and the stereotypes associated with Miss America. Click here to view the article.
Source: Miss America Organization Photo: Tonjanika Smith, The Daily Pennsylvanian