Hi! My name is Kela Harrington, and I'm a student who wants to make a difference.
An idea worth spreading
In America, most people only know one language fluently, and that language is English. Students should be exposed to more languages at a younger age. In other countries, bilingualism is something that schools strive to implement when children are younger. I want to help the next generation embrace language on a grander scale, and promote understanding between cultures. America needs to gain more awareness and one of the ways to do so is by getting the next generation interested in linguistics and learning about other cultures.
I'm passionate about
linguistics, promoting understanding between cultures, inventing theories, the human mind (neuroscience, psychology), biology (especially evolutionary biology)
Talk to me about
Scientific breakthroughs and new discoveries, the development and relationships between language, promoting understanding between cultures, linguistics, the human mind, biotech, evolutionary biology.
People don't know I'm good at
I have a photographic memory. I can also sketch realistic figures. I am also ambidextrous.
My TED story
TED has helped me think outside the box, and inspired me to change the world for the better. I have learned a lot about myself and the world through being a part of TED.