Current Representative

The Distinguished Young Woman of New York for 2020 is Liza Cotter, from Rochester.

Liza’s achievements include: Bausch and Lomb 2019 Science Award • West Point Summer 2019 Leadership Experience • Hands of Christ: 2020 Outstanding Volunteer Service Commendation • Duke University Summer 2019 Math Scholar • Monroe Professional Engineers Society- 2020 Bergmann Award • Terra Science 2019- Innovation Award • Track Sectionals Champs (Outdoor) 2016, 2018, 2019 • Student-Athlete Robert J Moore 2019 Award • National Merit Commendation • Pittsford Triathlon 15-17 year Winner 2018 and 2019

In addition, Liza’s activities include: Student Government- President • Yale University GrabLab Open Hand Project Contributor • Engineering Team- President • Swim Team- Captain Varsity (2 years) • Cross Country- Captain Varsity • Girls Who Code- Mentor • Coding Club- President • Global Diploma Program • Track and Field- Varsity • Student Ambassador
Rerun Shoes: Shoe Recycling Project; Rochester Director (2019- ); ~120 hr/ year • 4 Walls Project: House-building Missions to El Sauce, Nicaragua (Student Leader) • Veterinary and School Supply Collection and Donation in Republica Dominicana • Ronald McDonald House- can tab collection 2011-2020 Penfield Town Commendation • Red Cross Comfort Kits- collect supplies and assemble basic necessity kits

National Sponsors