Sumedha M. is a member of the Junior State of America’s (JSA) National Cabinet. She represents the JSA Texas (TX) region and is a senior at Carnegie Vanguard High School. As the JSA National Director of Activities, Sumedha is responsible for serving as a liaison between State summer program directors and JSA staff members, and playing an integral role in informing JSA delegates of the opportunities that JSA summer institutes and online JSA programs provide. On behalf of the National Cabinet, she also closely coordinates with state convention organizers across the country.
Sumedha has been an active JSA member of her high school chapter since 2020. She joined JSA because she is very passionate about public speaking, activism, and politics, which are all a huge part of JSA. During her time at JSA, Sumedha has held several roles serving as chapter treasurer, chapter vice president, Texas Gulf Coast region senator, and Texas deputy director of fundraising. She has been recognized with the International Diana Award for her community service, is a Citgo Distinguished Scholar for Leadership, and has received 2nd prize in the National Coolidge Cup Speech and Declamation Contest.
Outside of JSA, Sumedha has founded the Bellaire Youth Council and is actively involved in Amnesty International, High School Democrats of America, and March for Our Lives. She is passionate about making a difference in policy policy because she believes that a society can progress in the true sense only when appropriate frameworks exist that ensure inclusivity, uniformity and rewards for industry. Sumedha looks forward to attending college and earning a degree in political science.