My name is Sion Cohen, my pronouns are he/she, and I am a member of the class of 2024 at the Idea School. I live in Elizabeth, New Jersey with my mother, three siblings, and my dog, Lola. I love being around my friends and going to school. Learning about Judaism is something I’m very passionate about because my father was a rabbi before he passed away. My family is one of the few liberal ones in a conservative Orthodox community, and that, as well as my queer identity, has shaped my values. I understand that our country doesn’t yet have equal rights for all, either in law or in practice, and I am invested in working toward that goal.