Jessica Malosh | Interconnected, Yet Lonely — Rethink Social Media
In her talk, Jessica Malosh discusses how the constant interconnectivity fostered by today’s social platforms comes at a cost; she argues that by consciously posting more inclusive content, teenagers can relieve feelings of isolation and decrease instances of depression.
When she recorded this talk in 2020, Jessica was a high school sophomore. She is on her school’s Cross Country and Track teams and is a member of the Spanish Honor society. Jessica’s academic interests are diverse: she enjoys psychology, chemistry, and journalism. Through her involvement in Youth Leadership Jacksonville, she discovered an interest in public policy and inspiration to make positive environmental and social changes in her community. She volunteers at the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens and Willow Branch Library. She also has created and edited a yearbook to raise funds for the Florida Ballet, where she danced prior to becoming a runner.