Manya Saaraswat has won the title of Miss New Jersey USA 2019, sending her to represent her state on the Miss USA 2019 stage! This was Manya's second time o the USA State stage, last years she competed and paced as the first runner-up!
Manya was born in India at the age of three she moved to the United States and has resided in Florida, New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey. Manya says there is no place like New Jersey, and after living in the state for 11 years, it is home.
Mayna will graduate from Bucknell University in 2019, with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology. She has received the Presidential Fellowship her freshman year, the award is the highest merit scholarship given to incoming freshman. The scholarship allows her to perform paid biology research throughout her undergraduate career as well as other ways to further her career and education. Throughout university, Mayna has tutored peers in biology, organic chemistry, statistics, and calculus, all of which she exceeds in. Mayna is the captain of her University Coed Cheerleading team as has been cheering for them for all 4 years of University.
Mayna's career dream s to become a pediatric surgeon, the medical field has been her dream since her childhood. At 14 years old she began working towards this dream by volunteering at local hospitals and has shadowed many surgeons and doctors while volunteering. During her reign as Miss New Jersey USA 2019 she will use these experiences to help her platform, pediatric health.