Vice Mayoral Cabinet

 


Gurshan Gill
VICE MAYOR

Gurshan Gill is a senior at Biotechnology High School. Gurshan is more than ecstatic to serve as New Jersey Region Vice Mayor for the upcoming year. Gurshan joined JSA in his freshman year hoping to become more politically aware and become a better speaker. Three years later, he is grateful to have achieved these goals and more. Gurshan is grateful for all the people he has met throughout his time in JSA, as they have played an integral role in shaping him into the statesman that he is today. He hopes to serve as the same role model others have been to him and help create an environment where all students in the NJR can thrive. Outside of JSA, Gurshan has interned at a biotechnology lab at Rutgers and plays an active role in student government. In his free time, Gurshan likes to read the New York Times, listen to music, and watch Netflix.
  


Spencer Goldberg
Chief of Staff

Spencer Goldberg, a senior in the Science and Engineering Program at Manalapan High School, is proud to be serving as Vice Mayoral Chief of Staff. As Chapter President of the Manalapan JSA chapter for the second year and graduate of JSA summer school at Georgetown University, Spencer considers JSA to be the pinnacle of his high school experience. Outside of JSA, Spencer can be seen leading his school’s Freethinkers Society, which hosts open discussions about politics, philosophy, and ethics. In addition to his passions for politics and debate, Spencer loves to listen to music, and is a health and fitness enthusiast. As Chief of Staff, Spencer plans to give back to the organization that has given him so much in any and every way possible.
   

     


vaRUN Jauhri
Chapter Internal Affairs Agent

Varun Jauhri, a graduate of JSA summer School at Georgetown and a very active member of JSA, is a sophomore at South Brunswick High School. In his first year with the club, he found himself at almost every chapter conference, and as many conventions as possible. He has met many new people and obtained some friendships he will cherish forever through the year round program and JSA Summer School. Outside of JSA, he is probably with friends playing basketball and soccer, or listening to music. He is a big fan of J Cole, Kendrick Lamar, and Bryson Tiller. In school, he is a part of various clubs such as Model UN and the asian club, but most prominently JSA. He currently serves as the underclassmen representative for his chapter. In his second yearhe wishes to meet as many people as possible and work with as hard as he can to make the MAS the greatest state, as well as the NJR the best region!


OLIVIA FOX
Chapter Internal Affairs Agent

Olivia Fox is a sophomore at Secaucus High School in Secaucus, New Jersey. In addition to serving as a Chapter Internal Affairs Agent for the New Jersey Region, Olivia is also the Director of Communications for her own chapter. She participates in cross country, the annual school musical, and is also an officer in her school’s SGO. This being her second year in JSA, she would love to create lasting friendships with fellow JSAers and converse with those who are as passionate about JSA as she is. Olivia has always loved public speaking and has improved her skills throughout her school years, and has enhanced them throughout her time as a JSAer.  She hopes to make a difference in JSA, and those around her, by the power of communication. Olivia is excited to be part of such an amazing organization and cabinet, and cannot wait for what may lay ahead!
   


Christian Pecoraro
Chapter Internal Affairs Agent

Christian Pecoraro is a sophomore at Biotechnology High School, and is eager to get to work as one of the Chapter Internal Affairs Agents for the 2017-18 school year. He has been very active in JSA since the start of freshman year, attending all meetings and going to as many conferences as he could. His dedication is further demonstrated as he was appointed to serve the position of Director of Logistics for his school’s chapter. He is also an active participant in student government, as he holds the position of Vice President on sophomore class council. Christian is also a part of several other clubs, including Technology Student Association and Students of Service. Outside of school, Christian enjoys playing soccer, hanging out with his friends, and doing community service. He is always listening to music, and plays the drums and alto saxophone. After he graduates, he hopes to attend medical school and become a surgeon.
   


Avaneen Pinninti
Chapter Internal Affairs Agent

Avaneen Pinninti is delighted to serve as a Chapter Internal Affairs Agent for the upcoming school year. A sophomore from the Middlesex County Academy, Avaneen has been involved in JSA since the beginning of his freshmen year and also serves as the Treasurer in his school’s JSA chapter. Serving as a Chapter Internal Affairs Agent, Avaneen hopes to keep Chapter Presidents up to date and help them run their chapters efficiently. Outside of JSA, Avaneen is involved in other clubs and activities. He serves as the COO of his school’s Startups Club and is part of the Robo Warriors, an award winning VEX team. At home, Avaneen enjoys listening to music, playing the guitar, and playing baseball with his sister. All in all, Avaneen is ecstatic to serve on cabinet and can’t wait to help JSA and all JSAers reach new heights!

 


Hannah Zwirn
Chapter Internal Affairs Agent

Hannah Zwirn is a sophomore in the Business Administration Learning Center at Marlboro High School. She is excited to serve as a Chapter Internal Affairs Agent for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. She has been involved in JSA since the first meeting for her chapter last year as a freshman. Hannah has helped her fellow JSA colleagues by making sure that what they are debating is relevant and accurate. Hannah hopes as a Chapter Internal Affairs Agent to not only help the efficiency between the cabinet and chapters but also to add her own organizational skills to cabinet. Outside of JSA, Hannah likes to sing, play guitar, as well as volunteer as a buddy for special needs children and donate time to local foodbanks. She has also been elected Vice President of her class, both freshmen and sophomore year. Overall, Hannah is honored to be a part of such an amazing organization and can not wait for what is in store for the future!


ANDREW HAN
director of technology

Andrew​ ​Han​ ​is​ ​a​ ​Director​ ​of​ ​Technology​ ​who​ ​has​ ​been​ ​an​ ​active​ ​member​ ​of​ ​JSA​ ​since​ ​his freshman​ ​year.​ ​Having​ ​been​ ​involved​ ​with​ ​a​ ​number​ ​of​ ​different​ ​organizations​ ​throughout the year,​ ​he knows​ ​how​ ​valuable​ ​technology​ ​can​ ​be, and he hopes to use his skills to benefit JSA. Andrew​ ​is​ ​also​ ​a​ ​co-founder​ ​of​ ​his​ ​school’s Entrepreneur​ ​Initiative,​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​the​ ​Captain​ ​of​ ​his​ ​state-qualifying​ ​VEX​ ​Robotics​ ​team.​ ​Outside of​ ​that,​ ​he​ ​is​ ​1​ ​part​ ​entrepreneur,​ ​1​ ​part​ ​car​ ​guy,​ ​2​ ​parts​ ​photographer​ ​and​ ​3​ ​parts​ ​tech​ ​geek. Whenever​ ​he​ ​isn’t​ ​busy,​ ​you​ ​can​ ​find​ ​him​ ​hanging​ ​with​ ​his​ ​friends​ , reading the Wall Street Journal, or ​jamming​ ​to​ ​the​ ​latest​ ​hit music.​ ​In the future, Andrew aims to own a private equity firm or investment holding group. Andrew​ ​is​ ​currently​ ​a​ ​sophomore​ ​at​ ​Biotechnology​ ​High School,​ ​and​ looks forward to a great​ ​year​ ​for​ ​JSA.

 


John Rezk
Director of Technology

John Rezk is a senior at Biotechnology High School. Since seven years old, he has been engrossed in media production and technology. He had humble beginnings with rudimentary stop-animation on an old digital camera, but put in a tremendous amount of effort to develop his skill and experience. He now works as a freelance videographer for both local businesses and his high school. In John’s free time, you’ll find him exploring the local area with friends. His preferred modes of transportation are hiking, longboarding, driving, and sailing. As Director of Technology, he hopes to bring to light the otherwise underground aspects of JSA and give everyone a voice.

 

 


NIDHI PATEL
Chapter Conference COordinator

Nidhi Patel is a senior in the Leonia Science Academy at Leonia High School and is very excited to help chapters plan their conferences as the New Jersey Region’s Chapter Conference Coordinator. She joined JSA her sophomore year, served as the Vice President and State Assembly Representative for her chapter her junior year and is current Leonia High School’s Chapter President. Nidhi is also a graduate of Georgetown Summer School AP Government Class of 2017 and cherishes all memories she made with her new friends. Along with JSA, she is a team captain of her tennis team, secretary of her Interact Club and secretary of Executive Council– part of Student Senate. On her free time, she likes to volunteer at Englewood Hospital, watch Friends, take pictures, listen to music and go for long drives but hates college applications, reading and running. After high school, she hopes all her passions help guide her into helping communities, medically and politically.


BETH BLIZZARD
Director of Fundraising

Beth Blizzard is a senior at Princeton High School and she’s very proud to serve as the New Jersey Region’s Director of Fundraising. Previously, she served as the Director of Events and Logistics at her chapter, and she currently serves as Princeton High School’s Chapter Conference Coordinator. She joined JSA at the beginning of her freshman year and enjoys moderating debates and writing bills for Winter Congress. Outside of JSA, she participates in Mock Trial and lifeguards at her local pool over the summer. In addition, she’s an EMT who rides with the Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad and loves emergency medicine. Eventually, she wants to be a trauma surgeon.

 

 


JOSH GONZALEZ
Editor in Chief of the mas libertY

Josh Gonzalez is a junior at Bergen County Academies and he’s extremely proud to be serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the MAS Liberty. Last year he served as the Director of Communications for the BCA chapter, and this year he is proud to be serving as their Chapter President. Josh has loved being politically active since he was grade school and focussed his love for politics, economics, and history by being involved in JSA since freshman year as well as writing political op-eds. Most recently, he has been working at the 5th district congressional office for congressman Gottheimer to be further involved into NJ and DC politics. He aspires to make hundreds of millions of dollars on Wall Street, join the Goldman Sachs political party, and destroy the corruption that is the American financial sector from the inside.

 


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