Jessie Schwalb

2020-21 Rising Voices Fellow Jessie Schwalb

Jessie Schwalb attends Huron High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she is a senior and captain of the Mock Trial Team. Her passion for debating issues extends beyond school grounds; she is also a member of Ann Arbor's student advisory council, the youth advisory council for South-East Michigan's Community Foundation, her town’s Sunrise Hub, and the Adolescent Champion Youth Advisory Council, which works to inform the practices of health professionals in the area. Her interests vary widely, as do her commitments, which include her school's theater program and hacking club. When she has time, she enjoys baking elaborate desserts, writing, and calling friends and family.

Blog Posts

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Teen Access to Wealth: On Summer Camp, Systems of Oppression, and Guilt

Jessie Schwalb

I’ve come to understand that my access to wealth and privilege can be leveraged to fight the systems that gave me them.

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Laughing and Crying: The Compassionate Humor of Gilda Radner

Jessie Schwalb

Gilda Radner demonstrated that sharing one’s struggles publicly through humor can be a powerful act.

Topics: Comedy, Writing
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Confronting My Assumptions about Orthodox Judaism

Jessie Schwalb

I have come to understand that no sect is a monolith.


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