Chief of Staff
Outside of JSA, Ella is also the founder and director of the first high school chapter of the ACLU in Illinois, the Director of Research for her school’s equity and diversity education board, and a content developer for an online publication about Generation Z. She is an avid proponent of the Oxford comma, lover of the color red, advocate for criminal law and prison reform, and a fan of alternative rock music and political podcasts.
National Director of Supplementary Programs
This year, Michelle hopes to revolutionize and expand the scope of her position as National Director of Supplementary Programs. With Covid-19, Michelle believes that there are limitless opportunities that JSA can take advantage of when it comes to program promotion and overall active engagement with its participants. Her main goals this year are to standardize supplemental programs logistics and to increase online engagement for JSA students across the country. Outside of JSA, Michelle enjoys choreographing dances for her school’s dance team, volunteering with her local democratic party, and focusing on fitness and healthy eating.
National Director of Activism
Outside of JSA, Angela is an avid competitor in Speech and Debate and also teaches public speaking to elementary and middle school students over the weekends through her own student-run nonprofit, Be the Light Youth Association.
National Director of Publicity
Outside of JSA, Cindy is one of the co-founders of a Gender Equality club (GEN) that strives to create a welcoming place for all genders at IMSA, a passionate writer for the United Methodist News, and an advocate for racial equality and social justice. During her free time, Cindy enjoys playing tennis, choreographing dances for her school pep rallies and culture shows, and performing cello in her local community and beyond.
National Director of Overseas Outreach
Aside from JSA, Sunny is a 2x state level mock-trialer, and enjoys playing golf and tennis. Sunny serves as a consultant for the Ohio Democratic Party and has worked on numerous campaigns as a Field and Finance specialist. For Sunny its not merely the organization of JSA that keeps him coming for more, but rather the core ideals that define this organization and set it apart from other extracurriculars. It has allowed him to solidify his beliefs, while understanding the value in disagreeing. This spirit of debate led Sunny to serve the Republican Attorney General of Ohio as Teen Ambassador Board member. JSA has allowed Sunny the opportunity to truly discover his beliefs and he is honored to serve this year as the National Director of Overseas Outreach!
National Director of Expansion
Outside of JSA, Aneetej enjoys playing golf, squash, building computers, serving on his student government as Vice President, and listening to music. This year as National Director of Expansion, Aneetej hopes to connect the state Directors of Expansion and create new methods to introduce new chapters into JSA!
I love JSA because it values diversity; each individual has their views and beliefs, and JSA brings us together to have an insightful discussion, and promote today's youth to make an impact on our future.
National Director of Fundraising
This year Mischa plans to lead JSA towards more unified fundraising across the country. One of JSA's greatest strengths is the expansive community it fosters, and Mischa wants to work towards mobilizing that community. Mischa enjoys volunteering for a variety of social and political causes including civil rights organizations, political candidates, and local officials. He is also very active in the Armenian community, participating in wide-ranging activism opportunities to do with the Armenian cause through school, local, and national advocacy organizations. In his spare time, Mischa enjoys reading, drawing, and listening to vinyl music. Mischa can't wait to help make the 2020-21 JSA year the most successful yet!
National Director of Debate
Outside of JSA, Tyler runs cross country and does biomedical research. He plays several instruments, his favorite being piano and guitar. An avid Eagle Scout, you will often find Tyler hiking, fishing, and camping. He loves the legal side of politics and is a huge Supreme Court nerd. He can't help himself from jumping into a good debate! Tyler is honored to be a member of National Cabinet and is beyond ecstatic to be this year's National Director of Debate.