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Theme: Casting a Shadow

This event occurred on
May 7, 2016
Millbrae, California
United States

With a diverse range of ideas, TEDxMillsHighSchool brings adventurers, motivators, and artists to an evening event that reflects what it means to Cast a Shadow. Ranging from the food to tech industry, local speakers bring inspiring experiences and stories to the Millbrae community.

Mills High School
400 Murchison Drive
Millbrae, California, 94030
United States
Event type:
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Brannon Beliso

Business owner of One Martial Arts
Brannon Beliso is an 8th degree black belt and the owner of One Martial Arts in San Francisco and Millbrae. He is the creator of One Merit Badges, an international life-skills building system. Brannon presents workshops and seminars with the mindset that we can all always do and be better. He is committed to being a student for life and dedicated to serving others.

Chris Spetzler

Executive Director, Decision Education Foundation
Chris Spetzler, Executive Director of the Decision Education Foundation, is passionate about bringing decision skills to young people. Chris has taught Decision Quality to educators through Stanford Center for Professional Development and to students through Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies. Chris’ online course, Decision Skills: Power Tools to Build Your Life, has had tens of thousands participants since 2013. In addition to teaching Decision Skills, Chris supports educators and organizations in realizing the benefits of decision education.  Before joining Decision Education Foundation, Chris was a consultant in the pharmaceutical industry, applying decision analytic principles to developing life-saving drugs. He completed an MA at Stanford Graduate School of Education and an MBA at Thunderbird, a top US business school in international management.

Elena Wang

Elena Wang is a senior at Mills High School who asks too many questions for her own good. As an Asian American, she identifies with the social pressures that they face in everyday life.

Heidi Weinstein

Personal Chef
As a personal chef for both Hollywood celebrities and Silicon Valley families, Heidi Rae Weinstein has spent much of her career espousing the importance of family mealtime. In addition to competing on Food TV Network’s “Chopped,” her platform of “getting the American family back to the dinner table” has been featured on the CBS Daytime Talk Show “The Talk” and in Redbook Magazine.

Moya Chang

Moya Chang is a sixteen year old who loves food and cooking. Born and raised in and around her family’s restaurants, she inherited her culinary nerdiness from her grandfather––a chef specializing in Japanese cuisine. If she isn't cooking, she is eating, if she isn't eating, she is plotting her next meal, and if she isn't plotting, she is most likely shopping for her next experimental dish. Not only does Moya love food, but she also loves how the nutrients in food can beneficially affect the mind and body.

Zynara Ng

Video Producer at Youtube
Zynara Ng is a Video Producer at YouTube who creates global educational videos for YouTube Creators around the world to help them get to the next level and become the next big YouTube star. Previously, she has worked in Google's Global Marketing Department, Lucasfilms Animation, and DreamWorks Television. Zynara is passionate about connecting with others and coaching others and is dedicated to living a life of authenticity. She finds joy in spirituality, nature, art, music and is dedicated to the journey of finding your own voice.

Organizing team


CA, United States


Millbrae, CA, United States
  • Adrianne Offril
  • Klytie Xu
  • Samantha Chow