Vishaal K. is a member of the Junior State of America’s (JSA) National Cabinet. He represents the JSA SoCal region and is a senior at Arnold O. Beckman High School. As the JSA National Director of Chapter Internal Affairs, Vishaal is responsible for overseeing and managing the hundreds of chapters across the nation. Some of his duties include supporting chapter presidents, processing convention registration, promoting chapter growth and increasing the number of involved students, and collaborating with other National Cabinet departments to provide new resources and programs for JSA students.
Vishaal has been an active JSA member of his high school chapter since 2020. He joined JSA because he sought ways to become involved in politics and was enamored by the passion he saw in every student. During his time at JSA, Vishaal has held several roles serving as an SER Region Senator, SoCal Chapter Convention Coordinator, and SoCal Director of Chapter Affairs. He has been recognized a number of times, including dozens of best speaker gavels and an award for exemplary bill writing.
Outside of JSA, Vishaal is actively involved in debate, mock trial, and other outlets of political expression; in his free time, he enjoys cooking, singing, traveling, and chasing sunsets. He is passionate about making a difference in expanding access to educational resources, specifically in debate and public speaking, having experienced the plethora of benefits that one receives from participating in the activity. He hopes to empower a new generation of students to discover the potency of their voices and utilize them to promote positive change through his nonprofit organization, Debate 4 All. Vishaal looks forward to attending college and earning a degree in political science, economics, and/or business administration.