I'm 18 and I'm aware that I have many years to live, and I'm ridiculously excited that I have it all in front of me. I've really fallen in love with trying to better the human condition through logical means. I haven't always been this type of person, and let me discredit any stereotype that may have developed so far. I made my varsity football team as a sophomore and as a junior our team won the North Coast Section, and almost took state. We'll be playing the #1 team in the nation in august, you should come see it at De La Salle high school in concord California. I only mention football so there's the whole image of me as a developing person, and I wanted to be sure that image conveyed that I lead a balanced life. Also, I'm the white one in the picture, the other boy is Jared, my best friend. I've created a class at my high school that recently underwent a renaissance and turned charter. I created a discussion class based on current events and finding solutions to real world issues. It originally was going to be a Ted Talks class, but I was unwilling to have only one source of information, even if it's an amazing source.
An idea worth spreading
We need a better education system! I cannot stress that enough. The whole world needs to shift how we educate. Also, America is in need of a culture shift. Studying has a negative connotation, learning doesn't.
I'm passionate about
Education. I'm passionate about education and conservation, and i believe one leads to the other.
Talk to me about
First, talk to me about employment. I want a job. Second, if you have any input on subjects for a high school socratic seminar style course, please feel free to contact me. email@example.com
People don't know I'm good at
Art, I've won several art contests and also the art department award in my high school. Also, I can jump a 20 ft long jump. I'm a pretty decent public speaker.
My TED story
I fell in love with the entire idea behind ted. That's the whole story. Ken Robinson and Donald Sadoway were the first Ted presenters to hook me.