Arunima was born in India and moved to the U.S. when she was six. She is a high school senior in Port Jefferson, N.Y. She volunteers at the Stony Brook Medicine, at beach clean ups, and anywhere around town where she can help. She loves to use her hobbies such as dancing and acting to make others smile. Arunima won a President’s Award for community service, is the vice president in her environmental club. This is her second year on the NYLC.