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Theme: Change: Personal, Local, and Global

This event occurred on
January 26, 2014
10:00am - 2:00pm EST
(UTC -5hrs)
Princeton, NJ
United States

TEDxYouth@Princeton is all about Change. With Princeton youth, ages 12 to 18, we will explore personal growth, community-based change, and global action. Topics will include conscious consumerism, the definition of success, war tourism in and the Syrian Refugee crisis, social change and entrepreneurship.

Princeton Charter School
100 Bunn Drive
Princeton, NJ, 08540
United States
Event type:
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Erin Schrode

Erin Schrode is co-founder of Teens Turning Green. She promotes global sustainability, youth leadership, environmental education, and conscious lifestyle choices. Since 2005, her youth-led non-profit has worked to raise public awareness about environmental and social responsibility for individuals, schools, and communities through education and advocacy. Erin speaks internationally and consults on millennials, social consumption, digital tendencies, and sustainability.Having traveled extensively worldwide, Erin has developed a keen global perspective and hopes to inspire her peers to take action and make the world a more sustainable and just place for future generations.

Ben Taub

Ben Taub is a freelance journalist and Princeton University graduate. He is a member of the Frontline Freelance Register and has written for The Daily Beast, The Guardian, CNN, and Vice UK. In his talk he will explore the difference between journalism and war tourism in conflict areas as well as the implications of our actions as we navigate the moral grey areas we all experience in life.

Jonathan Lightner

Jonathan is a health educator and co-adviser for the HiTOPS Teen Council. HiTOPS is a Princeton non-profit organization committed to promoting adolescent health and well-being. Jonathan's talk will address the definition of success and the effects that parental and academic pressures have on mental health.

David Burstein

David D. Burstein is a writer, filmmaker, and passionate believer in the millennial generation. He wrote the book Fast Future: How the Millennials are Shaping Our World and is the Executive Director of Generation18, the nation’s largest youth run young voter engagement organization. Winner of the 2009 DoSomething Award. David is a frequent speaker and commentator on millennials, social innovation, and politics.

Dr. Andrew Zwicker

Andrew is Head of Science Education at Princeton University's Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) where he spends much of his time introducing high school students, undergraduates and K-12 teachers to the glowing, ionized gases that make up plasmas, and to the important role plasmas play in science.

Melenaos Mazarakis

Menelaos Mazarakis is President and Founder of the Princeton Peru Partnership, a student-run organization that has been recognized nationally by president Obama and internationally by the Peruvian government. Menelaos is an active member of the Princeton Regional Schools board of education, and a senior at Princeton High School.

Steven Chan

is currently entering his senior year at NYU. He won the NYU Reynolds Changemaker Challenge in 2012. As one of the co-founders of Student to Student, Steven’s role is working on business development, strategic planning, and budgeting. Steven is now a tech entrepreneur and plans on working in startups while continuing Student to Student after graduation.

Organizing team


Princeton, NJ, United States
  • Panch Vangapandu
    Organizer Intern