The Washington Journalism and Media Conference

Youth Advisory Board

Alex Varada

Alex Varada is currently a junior at Rock Ridge High School in Ashburn, Virginia. In her free time, she likes to volunteer at her local hospice center and tutor elementary and middle school students in various subjects including public speaking and math. She is tri-lingual and aspires to become a pediatric psychiatrist. Alex is also a photography editor for her school’s yearbook. WJMC was a one-of-a-kind experience for Alex, because she was not only fortunate enough to meet speakers such as Sonya Gavankar and April Ryan, but she also interviewed Arthur Bryant about the current state of affairs.