2017 – 2018
Gabriel Avalos, National Director of Fight Apathy
Gabriel Avalos is a senior at Whitney High School in Cerritos, California and is extremely excited to serve on National Cabinet as the Director of Fight Apathy. He joined JSA during his sophomore year would later serve as the SoCal Director of Expansion where he had the pleasure of introducing JSA to new schools around the state. He is now eager to engage the most people possible as they get involved in political discussions and is looking forward to sparking interest in issues that deal with social justice.
Gamin Kim, National Director of Fundraising
Gamin Kim is a senior at West Ranch High School in Stevenson Ranch, California. She joined the Junior State of America towards the end of her freshman year and has since been enamored with the organization due the passion, engagement, and political involvement it brings out of students. Gamin has previously served in the Southern California State Cabinet as the Director of Assembly Outreach and has also studied International Relations at JSA Summer School at Georgetown University. As the National Director of Fundraising this year, she is excited to lead the Junior State accomplish various fundraising initiatives. Gamin believes fervently in the significance of fundraising to increase the opportunities this organization provides without any financial challenges imposed on students. She is ecstatic to be working alongside the Council of Governors, the state Directors of Fundraising, and the JSAF this year.
Outside of JSA, she works on different non-profit organizations and local campaigns. Gamin is the Regional District Director for the Campaign for a Presidential Youth Council and contributes to Byline, an online student-run media organization. In school, she is the Opinions Editor of her school newspaper and is involved in Mock Trial, Model United Nations, FBLA, and the Stock Market Club. In her spare time, Gamin can be seen listening to podcasts or reading while drinking a cup of coffee.