National Student Board

Armaan Shah

Armaan Shah, President, is a senior at the Latin School of Chicago, where he serves as Senior Prefect of Student Government and as an Editor-in-Chief of The Forum, participates in business club, captains the varsity soccer team, and plays basketball. Armaan joined JEC as a sophomore to not only learn about different professions in the business world but also to contribute to the Club’s unique mission. He previously served on the JEC Chicago Board of Directors as Director of Strategic Initiatives during the 2021-22 school year. Outside of school, Armaan tutors younger students regularly and interns for the Economic Awareness Council, where he writes articles and conducts financial education presentations. In his free time, Armaan enjoys playing sports with friends, trying different cultural cuisines, and exploring the outdoors with his family.

Shrey Jhalani

Shrey Jhalani is a senior at the Collegiate School in New York City, where he serves as the student body president. He is a varsity member of his school’s debate team and captain of its math team. Shrey greatly enjoys music, and he indulges in his passion for it by playing the violin in Collegiate’s orchestra and by participating in numerous national and international piano competitions. His love for helping others has inspired him to tutor younger students, launch a community service initiative within his school, and join the JEC NYC Board of Directors. Shrey has always had a fondness for learning new languages and about new cultures, motivating him to study French, Latin, and Ancient Greek. He is also fascinated by neuroscience, and he participates in research into Parkinson’s Disease in a lab outside of his school. He was a player on Collegiate’s junior varsity basketball team and a varsity member of an external competitive swim team. Shrey joined JEC NYC when the branch was founded, and has since learned a vast amount not only about business and finance, but also about many tangential fields and essential life skills. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball, reading, and spending time with his friends and family. Shrey is incredibly grateful and excited to serve as the President of the JEC NYC and the Vice-President of the JEC’s National Board!

Nikita Agrawal
Director of Finances

Nikita Agrawal, Chief Financial Officer, is a junior at Whitney Young High School in Chicago. She is particularly interested in the intersection between finance and technology. She previously served on the JEC Board of Directors as Assistant Financial Officer during the 2021-22 school year. Nikita is a member of her school's Math Team and Science Olympiad Team. She is passionate about tutoring elementary school students from under-represented communities and serves as the Vice President of Chicago Teen Mentors. She is an avid martial arts practitioner, having received both national and regional level awards. Nikita spends her free time solving 1000+ piece jigsaw puzzles, listening to music, and biking.

Andrew Sassower
Director of Technology

Andrew Sassower, Director of Technology, is a junior at Walter Payton College Prep. Andrew is co-chair of the Economics and Investment Team at Payton, where he was a two-time finalist in the Chicago High School Federal Reserve Challenge. He has a passion for sports, playing both high school soccer and basketball. Andrew is interested in behavioral economics and its real-world impacts. In his free time, he is learning how to code and enjoys reading, spending time with friends, and listening to music.

Callie Milner
Director of Operations

Callie Milner is a senior at the Latin School of Chicago. She was previously Director of Communications on the Junior Economic Club of Chicago board and is the Founder of JEC's Women in Business Initiative. Outside of JEC, Callie is a member of the Latin Student Investment Fund, Co-Head of her school's Women in STEM chapter, Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Worldly Roman, her school’s world language newspaper, and on Latin's Roman-2-Roman Mentorship Program Steering Committee. Additionally, Callie has a small business called Callie's Nut-Free Treats, which sells $2 nut-free chocolate treats to raise money for food allergy research. Callie is a competitive dancer, and in her free time enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, and going for walks.

Amalie seth
Director of Initiatives

Amalie Seth is a current senior at the Spence School. Outside of JEC, she is passionate about building up youth civic engagement to ensure everyone has access to the means of civic-participation, a core principle in our democracy. She founded Rep the Future, an organization dedicated to increasing the accessibility of campaign internships to New York City high school students, and in doing so providing stipends to at need interns. Amalie also serves as the National Director of Outreach and Engagement at Next Generation Politics and runs her schools political action club, Grassroots.

Bao Le
Director of Marketing

Bao Le is a senior at Glencliff High School where he actively involved within his school community to increase financial literacy among his peers. Apart the JEC since his sophomore year, Bao is currently served as President of the Junior Economic Club of Nashville where he strives to bring engaging and interactive events, allowing young people to start learning about their finance and different career options that are available. In addition to his involvement in the JEC, Bao also serves on the his city's Mayor's Youth Council and Tennessee Student Advisory Council on Economic Education, where he advocated for equity in financial education for students from K-12. Bao is also a Bank of America Student Leader intern during his summer before senior year, where he helped local non-profit bring post-secondary educational resources to students from underrepresented backgrounds. His future plans pursue a career in private equity.

Arjun Bhakoo
Director of Expansion

Arjun Bhakoo is a senior at the Collegiate School and the Director of Technology for JEC NYC as well as the Director of Expansion for the JEC. He also enjoys writing for the Junior Economist. At school, Arjun is the co-founder of the Photography Club and an active member of the Collegiate Science Olympiad Team. Outside of school, Arjun is a car and photography enthusiast and an avid Formula 1 fan. Arjun's main professional interests are in finance, statistics, and data science for the time being.

Micah Mangot
Director of the Junior Economist

Micah Mangot, Editor of the International Junior Economist, is a senior at Lowell High School and plans on pursuing a career in business or politics. Micah is also the Chief Financial Officer of the San Francisco chapter of the JEC. She is the President of Lowell’s Forensic Society, and plays varsity lacrosse. Micah runs her own clothing reselling business on Instagram, which reflects her passion for finance. In her free time, Micah likes to read, hang out with friends, and watch a concerning amount of Netflix.