Jennifer Phan

St. Joseph High School, 11

Wendy Duong

Academic Achievement

Harvard Debate Council High Degree of Honor, Student Ambassador – 1 Year
Congressional Debate District 16 Champion, President – 1 Year
Columbia University Honors – Poverty & Population: How Demographics Shape Policy, Student – 1 Year
National Forensics League Degree of Distinction, President – 3 Years
Polygence & Stanford University Research Scholar, Student Ambassador – 1 Year

Extracurricular Activities

Founder of the National Activism Association, President – 2 Years
Midwest Regional Coordinator for Coalition Z, Executive Board Member – 1 Year
Programs Director for High School Democrats of Pennsylvania, Executive Board Member – 1 Year
Empowering Women Club, President – 1 Year
Speech & Debate Club, President – 3 Years

Community Involvement

Aiding LGBTQIA+ Refugees in Kakuma, Kenya, President – 4 Years
Talk Saves Lives Presenter & Field Advocate for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Student Ambassador – 3 Years
Activist for the Fund of Global Human Rights, Student Ambassador – 3 Years
National Alliance on Mental Illness Advocate, Student Ambassador – 3 Years


Our political climate is an altering puzzle of shifting dynamics and transforming complexities. Although I may never be able to assemble each puzzle piece to form a perfect world due to its convolution, each piece is worthwhile. The intricacy gravitates me toward the mysteries and challenges facing our globe. As I intend on attending college in the Fall of 2024, the varying distinctions and disciplines presented through double-majoring in International Relations and Political Science will allow