Ethan R. is a member of the Junior State of America’s (JSA) National Cabinet. He represents the JSA Southern California (SoCal) region and is a senior at La Canada High School. As the JSA National Director of Publicity, Ethan is responsible for leading nationwide social media, marketing, and media efforts.
Ethan has been an active JSA member of his high school chapter since 2021. He joined JSA because he was interested in finding a space for debate that emphasizes compromise and open discussion. During his time at JSA, Ethan has held several roles serving as a state convention coordinator and as his chapter’s co-president. He has been recognized with Best Speaker awards and has led various advocacy workshops in partnership with JSA.
Outside of JSA, Ethan is actively involved in debate, fencing, and student journalism. He is passionate about making a difference in the world of media and believes that we cannot create a productive democracy without solving the hyper-polarization and bias within our mass communications. Ethan looks forward to attending college and earning a degree in American Studies.