2016 – 2017
Caroline Cai, National Director of Fight Apathy
Caroline Cai is a rising senior at Santa Margarita High School. She became dedicated to JSA because it helped her realize her undying passion for social justice and inspired her to get involved in activism. After working on the Fight Apathy campaign as a state director of political activism, she is eager to engage even more young people in the political conversation and spark a genuine interest in the issues pertaining to social and political justice, serving as Santa Margarita’s co‐ chapter president alongside Governor Wittekind and National director of Fight Apathy. Outside of JSA, Caroline enjoys participating in Mock Trial, serving as a district director for the Campaign for a Presidential Youth Council, rescuing dogs, reading poetry, listening to music, and has competed in World’s Quest academic and ethics bowls. Among her greatest idols are Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Beyoncé Knowles. She cannot contain her excitement for what the upcoming year in JSA and Fight Apathy will bring!
Ian Baucke, National Director of Debate
Ian Baucke is currently a senior at San Marcos High School in Santa Barbara and has been involved in JSA since the beginning of his freshman year and has previously been on both regional cabinet and as Mayor of the Channel Islands Region. Ian currently serves as JSA’s Director of Debate at a national level but is excited to continue his involvement in SoCal JSA and working with the State Cabinet. Ian is also serving his third term as Chapter President for his school. Ian has graduated from three JSA summer programs at Georgetown University, the JSA Institute for Leadership and Politics at UC Davis, the Gene A. Burd Institute on Los Angeles Media & Politics at UCLA, and JSA’s Montezuma Leadership Summit. Ian’s passion is politics and in addition to JSA he works on multiple political campaigns and is involved in his school’s MUN, YAF, Journalism, and LINK Leader programs. Ian is humbled and excited by the opportunity he has to represent SoCal on National Cabinet this year and to help foster a more civically engaged youth through JSA’s debates. Ian is confident that this year in JSA will be a success at both a state and national level, and he is very grateful that he has the opportunity to have a part in building that success.