Chinese National History and IBDP History Educator
Before arriving at Shanghai Qibao Dwight High School as a history teacher, Mr. Dai taught at a Junior High School in Yunnan Province as an employee of Teach for China. As will be discussed further in his talk, Mr. Dai continues his adamant support of the “Yunnan Education Supporting Program” and hopes that such public welfare programs can persist.
Frank Liu is an IB student studying at Shanghai Qibao Dwight High School. Frank possesses a zeal for literature, and philosophy. He is concerned about the status quo of intellectuals and the disregard for their ideas. Frank hopes to evoke a more universal interest in embracing intellectualism.
Our society values the history of significant figures over that of normal individuals—yet Jiachen (Jessie) Zhang hears the whisper of the voiceless minority. As the co-founder of Qibao Dwight High School’s History Club and the current leader of Shanghai Culture Club, her passion for history and her city’s culture have inspired her to take part in TedX. In her spare time she is a volunteer guide at Shanghai Jewish Refugee Museum, near Huoshan Park in downtown Shanghai.
Tsian is a student with a deep fascination with history and finds himself frequently thinking about society and the human condition. He wants to share his opinions and stories with others and the TedEx platform has given him the perfect opportunity.
Director of Admissions, College Counseling and Communications
Rafael Rilke Katz (关世宁) was born in Italy but grew up mostly in the U.S. From a young age, he wanted to be an artist. He has pursued painting his whole life at the same time he has enjoyed the challenge of being an educator helping students achieve their future goals. He studied art at Brown, Yale, FIT, and the Arts Student League in New York and taught painting at PNCA. He now is the Director of College Counseling at Qibao Dwight High School in Shanghai, and previously held positions as a teacher and counselor in New York City, and Portland, Oregon.
Esther Liu is a Grade 10 student from Shanghai Qibao Dwight High School. As a result of her life experiences and academic studies, Esther has observed that conformity to social expectations is currently over-valued, and is concerned with how those who act and/or think differently are undeservedly disregarded. She was inspired by the opportunity to stand on stage and speak for those minority groups searching for understanding from both their own community and the wider world.
David Wu is currently a Grade 10 student at Shanghai Qibao Dwight High School and currently serves as class president. He firmly advocates for the rights of women and other vulnerable groups and hopes that national governments will work together to build a foundation for global equality.
Tina Pei is a high school student at Shanghai Qibao Dwight High School who considers herself to be both a centrist and relativist. Outside the classroom, she is active in the area of political science and participates in various MUN (Model United Nations) activities to explore issues surrounding international diplomacy.
Eric Xu is a student studying at Shanghai Qibao Dwight High School, who is currently in grade 10 studying Pre-IB. He intends to take IB computer science and has a special interest in how technology can be used to make positive change. He looks forward to sharing his thoughts on the topic of minorities.
Yuke (Eunice) Guo is a current student at Shanghai Qibao Dwight High School. She believes that the world will become a better place once people inherit a more positive outlook on life. Eunice is passionate about speaking with and learning from others about their personal story.
Alice Tang is a student from Shanghai Qibao Dwight High School who was moved to speak at TedEx to reflect on her own experiences as a minority. She is determined to help where she can to move the world closer to equality and understanding.
IBDP Visual Art Educator
For 10 years, Bao Zhi Chen has been an IB teacher in art subjects. She is a proponent of the IB curriculum and has taught many students from all over the world. She believes that art is a strong expression of individuality and seeks to inspire her students every day.