JSA Nation

A diverse nation led by students, for students.

Group of three high school students in a formal room for a democracy skills workshop.

What is the JSA Nation?

The Junior State of America is a diverse body of citizens — students, educators, parents, alumni, and partners — who work in concert to increase engagement with democracy through participation in our unique programs. The JSA Nation is a dynamic student-led organization, with elected and appointed leaders at every level, that offers our delegates an invaluable cooperative and collaborative experience, providing them the tools required to make democracy work.

Our Governing Model

JSA is driven by our student members who are given the autonomy and responsibility to plan and execute civics-focused discussions, events, and activism projects throughout the year. JSA chapters serve as the center of political awareness at their schools, and our school-year and summer experiences bring thousands of students together to learn from each other.

Explore JSA Nation

JSA Nation is one community—a diverse body of students, educators, parents, alumni, and partners united in their commitment to democracy.

JSA Nation Map Northeast VISIT NES Mid-Atlantic VISIT MAS Southeast VISIT SES Ohio River Valley VISIT ORV Midwest VISIT MW Arizona VISIT AZ Pacific Northwest VISIT PNW Southern California VISIT SOCAL Northern California VISIT PNW Texas VISIT TX

Meet the Student Leaders

2023-2024 Council of Governors

Maia G JSA Student

Maia G.

Governor of Northeast
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Ian R.

Governor of Midwest
Arnuv B JSA Student

Arnuv B.

Governor of Mid-Atlantic
Tiziano P JSA Student

Tiziano P.

Governor of Texas and Student Representative, Board of Directors
Soham G JSA Student

Soham G.

Governor of Ohio River Valley
Mica J JSA Student

Mica J.

Governor of Northern California
Amir K JSA Student

Amir K.

Governor of Southern California
Nathaniel M JSA Student

Nathaniel M.

Governor of Southeast
Jeff L JSA Student

Jeff L.

Governor of Pacific Northwest

2022-2023 National Cabinet


Vishaal K.

National Director of Chapter Internal Affairs
Sara F 2023 Nat Cab Headshot

Sara F.

National Co-Director of Fundraising
Serah J 2023 Nat Cab

Serah J.

National Co-Director of Debate
Kristine A Headshot

Kristine A.

National Director of Grant Writing
Abhi G. JSA Nat Cab

Abhinav G.

National Director of Technology
Kasey JSA Nat Cab

Kasey L.

National Director of Activism
Ian Romero JSA Nat Cab

Ian R.

National Co-Director of Fundraising
Sumedha M 2023 Nat Cab

Sumedha M.

National Director of Activities
Misha Patel 2023 Nat Cab

Misha P.

National Director of Expansion
Aditya B 2023 Nat Cab

Aditya B.

National Co-Director of Debate
Ethan R 2023 Nat Cab

Ethan R.

National Director of Publicity
Michelle L 2023 Natcab

Michelle L.

National Chief of Staff