We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world.
Meet our 2019-2020 Officer Team
Hi! My name is Ayushi Malhotra and I am a senior at Milpitas High School. I am honored to serve as TEDxMilpitasHighSchool's President for the 2019-2020 school year! I started as the Secretary for TEDxMHS last year and have loved working with TEDx. TEDx is important to me because it allows people to express their perspective and encourages conversation, which I personally believe our world needs more of. I also love working with the Milpitas community because everyone is so welcoming and kind. Outside of TEDx, I am currently swamped with school and college apps! However, I very much prioritize balance in my life and in my free time you will find me spending time with my loved ones, editing videos for Girl Genius Magazine, and watching Netflix (I'm currently rewatching Gossip Girl for the 100th time).
Hello! My name is Rajvee Patel and I am currently a junior at Milpitas High School. I have been a part of TEDx since sophomore year, and I am so grateful to have worked with some of the most talented people on campus to put together an amazing conference. This year, I am fortunate enough to be Vice President of TEDxMilpitasHighSchool and I can't wait to see how this year's event turns out. This year, I am also secretary for my school's speech and debate team, which I have been a part of since freshman year. Debate has become an extracurricular activity that I genuinely love doing because I find it fun to discuss political issues with other people from around the world. Even though junior year has kept me pretty busy, in my free time you can find me writing (currently, I have my own blog and write for two newspapers!), listening to music, spending time with my family and friends, eating, and most of all, watching TV (I highly recommend watching White Collar).
Esther Duong is a junior at Milpitas High School and is the treasurer of TEDxMilpitasHighSchool. She is a part of the school marching band and Glee Club. Her biggest passion, besides music, is writing and she has written many creative pieces. Esther is currently involved in an online magazine called Girl Genius Magazine. Outside of school, she enjoys listening to musicals & kpop, reading books, and posting pictures on her studygram.
Shreedhar Jangam is a junior at Milpitas High School and this year's MHS TEDx Secretary. He is very hyped to be part of the TEDx team because TED is an amazing platform to share your "ideas worth spreading". He strongly supports the idea of building communal awareness among people. Outside of school, he enjoys being in the outdoors, backpacking and exploring his surroundings.
My names Maya Mannan Rodriguez and I’m a Junior at Milpitas High School and am thrilled to serve as the Public Relations Director of TEDxMilpitasHighSchool for this year! I’ve always watched TED talks on anything that intrigued me, such as how the mind of a procrastinator worked or a woman telling her story on how she escaped North Korea, so I was immediately astonished when I found out Milpitas High had a TEDx club. Although I am officially part of the club as of this year, in May I worked along with the past officers the days before the conference and the day of, to get a taste of TEDx and I can whole heartedly say it was my favorite memory of sophomore year. I loved the whole vibe of the conference, setting it up, seeing it come together, working behind the scenes as it was happening, and of course listening to locals share there ideas and unpopular opinions. This year I began working part time at a local ice cream shop but in my free time I enjoy watching documentaries, baking pastries and cakes, and bike riding.
Club Advisor | Mr. Lorenzana
TEDx Mentor | Jacqueline Chan
TEDx Mentor | Jacqueline Chan
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