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What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Pooja Sangha

What is your first and last name?  

Pooja Sangha

How old are you? 

22

What city do you currently reside in? 

Tempe

How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix? 

4.5 years

Did you grow up in Arizona?

Yes, I grew up in Flagstaff.

Why’d you decide to stay?

The diversity, natural beauty and food!

What college/university did you graduate from and what’s your degree? 

I graduated from Arizona State University with a B.S. in Economics and a B.S. in Psychology.

Where do you currently work and what is your title? 

I’m a research intern at the Greater Phoenix Economic Council.

What do you like to do in Greater Phoenix on the weekends? 

I like to try new restaurants and explore northern Arizona.

What’s your go-to staycation spot and why? 

Flagstaff. I was raised in Flagstaff so I’ll never turn down the chance to visit. It’s especially beautiful in the fall when the leaves are changing.

What’s your favorite restaurant and why?

It changes constantly but I love Gadzooks. The cornbread enchiladas are unreal!

How do you stay “cool” in the Arizona summers?

I don’t. But when I need to escape the Phoenix heat, I like to visit other parts of the state like Sedona.

What do you like about our winters and why?

Arizona winters are unique because you can choose your weather! If you want snow, we have that. If you want 70 degrees, we also have that.

What do you love most about living in Greater Phoenix? 

I love that Greater Phoenix always has something going on. There’s always something new to try!

 

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