Veena was Miss California 2004 and 4th-Runner Up to Miss America. Since then she has worked extensively in the non-profit industry specializing in special event fundraising and program development. She has also worked for the prestigious Thomas J Long Family Foundation as a Program Officer. In recent years, Veena has traveled the country as a motivational speaker on multi-cultural issues, women empowerment and wellness for women and kids as well as contributing to lifestyle media outlets. She has recently made appearances on The Insider, CBS/KCAL9, Today’s Parenting Team as well as HLN, Raising America, Inside Edition and Huffington Post Live as well as being featured in the Los Angeles Times, Orange County Register, Diablo Magazine and India Life and Style. Her written work can be seen on Randi Zuckerberg’s Dot Complicated, CNN, Savvy Sassy Moms and Kids in the House.
In late 2010, Veena gave birth to her son and has become immersed in the world of all things motherhood. She recently moved to Los Angeles from Bay Area of San Francisco with her husband, son and 2 Rescue puppies. She enjoys farmers market, hiking, traveling, pilates, dancing, DIYing, thrift store hunting and cooking. Most weekends you can find Veena and her family exploring Griffith Park, on the Malibu beaches or playing a resident tourist in LA.
Veena and her family were recently featured on the premiere real estate company, Redfin’s new national TV commercial. You can also find her on the red carpet interviewing A-List celebrities such as John Travolta, Ashley Tisdale, Will Arnett and many more as well as covering the latest parenting, fashion and lifestyle events on her social channels. She is also a member of Fashion Mamas LA and does a weekly Facebook Live show with Erin Ziering. Erin and Veena are currently co-editors in chief of The Millennial Mamas.
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