Sasha Hochman

    Sasha Hochman jGirls+ Magazine Editorial Board Profile
    Sasha Hochman jGirls+ Magazine Editorial Board Profile

    2017–18 Poetry Department Head
    2018-19 Poetry Department Head
    2016–17 jGirls+ Magazine Editorial Board

    I am a high school senior in the International Baccalaureate program at Central High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I am also a spin-class enthusiast who loves to think, philosophize, and read–everything from The New York Times to the stack of novels by my bed. My family belongs to a progressive Reconstructionist synagogue. For my bat-mitzvah project there, I organized groups of family and friends and worked alongside them in the Wissahickon Woods of Philadelphia to clear invasive species and plant native trees in a two-acre area. Being able to see a noticeable change and add natural beauty to the physical world was satisfying and left me hungry for similar experiences of making a difference. Currently, I am a teaching fellow at Breakthrough, an organization that seeks to benefit Philadelphia’s under-resourced students by helping them to get to and through college. As a fellow, I teach a civics and law-based curriculum to seventh graders. In my free time, I love to listen to jazz, update myself on Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life, and explore my city.

    Works by Sasha

    Next Stop: Culture by Sasha Hochman - Photo by Elena Eisenstadt

    Next Stop: Culture

    How do you truly immerse yourself in the culture of a foreign city?
    Grace Hebert - Donor Sperm - jGirls+ Magazine

    Donor Sperm: The Sequel

    Sasha Hochman searches for (and meets!) her half-siblings.

    Sasha's Photographs are Featured in

    Ignition - Sasha Hochman

    With Love

    "I’m in love with a girl who makes me feel like the whole world."