Neela Miller was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Norwood, New Jersey. Her mother immigrated to the United States from India and her father grew up in Indiana. She attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York and received a B.F.A. in sculpture.
"I was the only vegetarian kid in my school, and there was a trip, sixth grade, where it was an overnight trip and it was this big thing and we would all go to the woods, Stokes Forest in New Jersey, and it was a few days long. And I had to ask for special meals, and so they cooked me this special thing and it was always way better than everybody else’s food. And everybody would be eyeing my plate."
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Date: January 16, 2014
Citation: Oral history interview with Neela Miller, 2014, 2011.019.079; Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations Oral History Collection, 2011.019; Brooklyn Historical Society.
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