Current Representative

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

Liza’s achievements include: High Honors every semester • West Point Summer 2019 Leadership Experience • Town of Penfield Outstanding Volunteer Service 2016 Commendation • Duke Summer Math Scholar • CodeQuest TEAMS • Cross Country Sectionals Champs 2016, 2017 • Track Sectionals Champs 2016, 2018 • Robotics Finalist Alliance 2018 • Computer Science Girls National Finalist 2016 • Rochester Youth Triathlon Winner 2016-2018

In addition, Liza’s activities include: Student Government- President • Swim Team- Captain Varsity • Engineering Team- President • Global Diploma Program • Cross Country- Captain Varsity • Student Ambassador • Coding Club- President • Math Team • Track and Field- Varsity • Chorus
Re-Run Shoes Project- distributing donated shoes in my community and abroad • 4 Walls House-building Mission Trips to El Sauce, Nicaragua • Veterinary and School Supply collection and Donation in the Dominican Republic • Ronald McDonald House- can tab collection • Red Cross Comfort Kits- collect supplies and make basic necessities kits

National Sponsors