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Theme: Inquiring Minds - Mundane to Mondiale

This event occurred on
February 27, 2015
10:30am - 3:45pm EST
(UTC -5hrs)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
United States

Inquiring Minds: from the Mundane to the Mondiale will feature students and scholars who've considered their everyday observations and embarked down the path to inquiry, leading them to make connections and sense of the world.

1501 NE 62nd Street
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33334
United States
Event type:
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Alan Fox

Alan Fox is NYC-based writer, actor, musician & model. He has appeared in a handful of TV and film projects, including Taylor Swift's "15" and the recently released feature film "The English Teacher" (starring Julianne Moore). His one-man show "Expectation" was an official selection of the 2014 United Solo Festival, and it has been staged at The PIT, THIS Theater, and the Cherry Lane Theater in New York. Alan's play "Dear Mr. President" was the winner of the Winter One Acts Festival at the Manhattan Repertory Theatre. He is currently a student at Hunter College and finishing up his first novel. Follow Alan on Twitter and Instagram at @itsalanfox.

Arjun Padmanabhan

Arjun Padmanabhan is a member of Pine Crest School class of 2015. Born in Epsom, London, he moved to America when he was a year old. He has attended Pine Crest School since fourth grade. He enjoys playing clarinet. He will be attending the University of Miami.

Brett Weiss

Brett Weiss is an EMMY award-winning student journalist from South Florida. A member of the Pine Crest School graduating class of 2015 and a regular host for PCTV, he will be attending University of Southern California to study film. He enjoys reading Sky Mall, cup stacking, preaching Snapple Facts, and doing napkin origami.

Brittany Paris

Brittany is President of the Student Council, and the host of her very own talk show for the school's PCTV: PC Talks. Brittany loves school spirit and cute wrinkly puppies. She loves to quote movies, spend time with family, online shop, watch Netflix, and eat Swedish Fish. She hopes to be a television journalist and will be studying broadcasting at the University of Georgia.

Christopher Matthews

Christopher Matthews is a member of the Pine Crest School class of 2015. He is a four year Varsity player on the PC Football team. He is also the President of the Black Student Association and the Young Democrats here on campus. He was recently awarded the Student Leadership Award and will be attending the University of Florida.

Danna Pycher

Danna Pycher is a certified Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapist specializing in chronic illness and trauma. She is also a motivational speaker and coach. Her first book 3rd Generation and Beyond is a beautiful, powerful book of life philosophies according to a third generation Holocaust descendant. " A must read for the young and old who are trying to find an identity or just need a reminder on how to appreciate the little things in life." She enjoyed many years in broadcasting as an on-camera host, reporter, and producer working in the fields of health reporting and corporate productions. Her curiosity about the nature of human beings is what guides her professional pursuits.

Ethan Weber

Ethan is a member of the Pine Crest School class of 2015. An avid fisherman and lacrosse player Ethan enjoys all outdoor activities; a member of BETA club and Honor Roll he is no slouch in the classroom either. He will be attending the University of Florida.

Hany Zerbib

Hany Zerbib is a creative spark amongst her peers in the graduating class of 2015. She is editor of the yearbook. Her outgoing, smiley personality always gets people in a good mood. Hany began at the Pine in 9th grade and has allowed her unique personality to shine as she opened up to those around her. She is excited to share how her experience relates to the topic, in terms of coming into a newfound, unknown environment. She will be attending Cornell University.

Jesse Fine

Jesse Fine is a member of the Pine Crest School graduating class of 2015. He will be attending the University of Florida with plans on going to law school in the future. A typical teenager, Jesse had a religious epiphany and embraced his Jewish identity during his senior year in high school.

Kobi Kassal

Kobi Kassal has attended Pine Crest School since Pre-K. He is involved with the chorus and drama department. He is also the co-president of both Gourmet Club and the Pine Crest Community Foundation. He loves hanging out with friends and going to movies. He is an avid television watcher. He will be attending Boston University.

Liam Murphy

Originally from Long Beach, New York, Liam Murphy started out working for Cox Media (Telerep) in Manhattan, New York City, where he negotiated national advertisement campaigns for Viacom, Tribune, and other broadcast companies. From 2006 through 2012, Liam was a National Sales Manager at CBS Television negotiating advertising campaigns. While at CBS, Liam created his own production company, REAL Change Productions. REAL Change Productions specializes in producing television content and media opportunities with celebrities and non profit organizations. In 2012, Liam left CBS to exclusively run REAL Change Productions full time.

Marc Woolf

Marc’s most prominent feature is that his goal, everyday, is to make you laugh. Marc is a member of the Pine Crest School class of 2015. He is a 4-year varsity lacrosse player. He will be attending the University of Southern California.

Matt Cibene

Matt is a lifer at Pine Crest and a member of the Varsity football team and captain of the Varsity Weightlifting team. He is also the president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes club at Pine Crest. He balances his free time between training and spending time with family and friends. Matt was voted to the 2014 Homecoming court and is all about school spirit. He is one of the most spirited students at Pine Crest, pumping up crowds and displaying spirit through his attire and through his voice. He will be attending the University of Florida.

Nefeli Misuraca

Nefeli Misuraca, Ph.D. Yale, is co-creator, together with Simone Barillari, of The Global Hamlet, the first people’s edition of a literary work with tens of thousands of people throughout the world translating, annotating and illustrating Hamlet on the internet in five languages (English, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch). She has been teaching for more than ten years collectively in Universities like Yale itself and La Sapienza in Rome. She has been a speaker at conferences, giving lectures on cinema, baroque art, Italian literature, gender issues during the Renaissance, and, very recently, on the concept of beauty at La Sapienza. As a cultural critic, she has been a regular correspondent for The Cyprus Mail and is currently a regular correspondent for the Italian national newspaper il manifesto.

Nikki Marsh

When a sense of tragedy hits home, Nikki realizes that all teenagers--regardless of who they are or where they're from--cope with the same range of human emotions. Nikki is a member of the class of 2015 at Pine Crest School and will be attending the University of Florida.

Reagan Hage

Reagan Hage is a member of the Pine Crest School class of 2015. He will be attending the University of Georgia.

Sabrina Simich

Sabrina Simich is a member of the Pine Crest School class of 2015. She was born in Plantation, FL, raised in Puerto Rico, and her family is Peruvian. She moved to Florida right before her 8th grade. She's been playing the piano since she was 7 years old and enjoys practicing from her Beatles book. She hopes to become a forensic psychologist and will be attending Syracuse University.

Sara Henry

Sara Henry is a member of the Pine Crest School class of 2015. She is an All State soprano vocalist and will be continuing her music education at Berklee College of Music.

Tom Hodgson

Tom Hodgson is a professional skateboarder with a goofy stance. He's a member of the Pine Crest School class of 2015 and will be attending the University of Arizona.

Vanessa Vlandis

Voted the most artistic person in her grade, Vanessa is both an artist and an athlete. She is a member of the Pine Crest School class of 2015. She will be attending the University of Florida.

Organizing team


Oakland Park, FL, United States
  • Dave Burgess
    Executive Producer - PCTV
  • Christine Dardet
    Director of Communications - Pine Crest School
  • Addison Ricci
    Production Manager / Videographer - PCTV
  • Matthew Kronengold
    Production Assistant / Video Editor - PCTV
  • Aaron Gillego
    Host / Executive Director - TEDxPineCrestSchool