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Theme: Health and Wellness

This event occurred on
October 22, 2012
12:00am - 1:45pm EDT
(UTC -4hrs)
Andover, MA
United States

TEDxPhillipsAcademy will take place during Wellness Week and will feature a series of talks given by Andover students and faculty. Talks will focus on a health-related topic involving risk avoidance or health promotion.

Phillips Academy Andover
180 Main Street
Andover, MA, 01810
United States
Event type:
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Skanda Koppula

Skanda is currently a senior at Phillips Academy Andover and is interested in how technology is revolutionizing healthcare.

Justine Wang

Justine is a current tenth grader at Phillips Academy Andover and started a nonprofit in 2010 called "We are the World Kids." Its mission is to raise money to help fund the construction of new libraries in countries throughout Asia. Their first project, titled “Project Cambodia.” raised money to fund the building of a library in the Kauk Rovieng village in Cambodia for the students attending the Cambridge for Cambodia school, built by the Cambridge School for Cambodia Organization. With the combined efforts of many volunteers, they raised over $15,000 to build the library. The library was supplied with books and built in Spring 2012. The school was only the size of five classrooms and with over 150 students, the library would provide for extra space to study, think, and learn.

Anne Gardner

Anne is the Director of Spiritual and Religious Life at Phillips Academy Andover.

John Palfrey

John Palfrey is an American author and educator, with expertise in the field of emerging information technologies. He is the fifteenth Head of School at Phillips Academy Andover and is focused on promoting the theme of "Connected Learning" on campus. He is author, co-author, or editor of seven books. They include Access Denied (MIT Press, 2008), Access Controlled (MIT Press, 2010), Born Digital (Basic Books, 2008), Intellectual Property Strategy (MIT Press, 2012), and Interop (Basic Books, 2012).

Suzanne Wang

Suzanne is currently a senior at Phillips Academy Andover and is a self-proclaimed yogi. She is interested in promoting the importance of yoga and living slowly, taking time to balance and refresh oneself throughout the day.

Organizing team


Milwaukee, WI, United States
  • Carlos Hoyt
    Faculty Advisor
  • MJ Engel
    Student Organizer