Joelle Reiter

    Joelle Reiter

    2023–24 Vocal Point Cohort Member
    2021–22 jGirls+ Magazine Editorial Board
    2020–21 jGirls+ Magazine Editorial Board

    I’m Joelle Reiter (she/her), and I served on the jGirls+ editorial board for two years. I attend Northwestern University where I’m studying biology. I’m passionate about the sciences and expanding public perceptions of neurodiversity.

    Some of my favorite activities as a homeschooled, high schooler in Chicago included interning at The Shedd Aquarium, where I conducted coral biology alongside Shedd scientists, and serving as a member of The Steppenwolf Theatre’s Young Adult Council. At Steppenwolf Theatre, I was asked to be part of The Red Folder project and create theatre curriculum for teachers, and I was honored to give a speech at the dedication of the theatre’s new education building.

    Works by Joelle

    The Final Maybe by Joelle Reiter - Photo by Elena Eisenstadt

    The Final Maybe

    "I’ve always wanted to ask, what is it that you are waiting for?"
    Our D-Day by Joelle Reiter - Photo by Marika Campbell-Blue

    Our D-Day

    "I wonder/Is this America?"