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Arnela is a former governor of JSA Northern California. She was introduced to JSA by a friend who brought her along to a Chapter meeting. And at that moment, she found a passion, a family, and a new path. Arnela would rise through leadership in JSA from a mayor to governor — and also attended two JSA summer programs: Georgetown and the Diplomat Program in China.
I really look back on my days of JSA as being probably—even more so than college or anything else I did—the thing that really prepared me for a career at the top levels of national politics here in Washington, D.C.