EastBrunswickHighSchool
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Theme: Limitless

This event occurred on
May 18, 2018
6:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
(UTC -4hrs)
East Brunswick, New Jersey
United States

Watch the Livestream here : https://youtu.be/qqY8Asmmc60

This year’s theme, LIMITLESS, embodies the future perfectly. Living limitlessly carries feelings of fear but also freedom, curiosity and sometimes, doubt. Part of living with no limits is the constant surprises that life can offer, and by things, you may not think were possible. The world we live in gives us opportunities to push anything to its limits, and way beyond. This year TEDxEastBrunswickHighSchool celebrates the freedom to explore what’s possible uncharted areas beyond the bounds. It will attract a wide variety of students who are at the peak of their learning career and open to hearing new and innovative ideas. By exposing the larger community to such diverse topics, they can think of conventional topics in a more abstract manner, feel empowered to take action, and develop a new perspective of the world. Spend an evening with other free minds, filled with inspiration and curiosity.

East Brunswick High School
380 Cranbury Road
East Brunswick, New Jersey, 08816
United States
Event type:
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Speakers

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Aditya Mehrotra

Engineering
Aditya Mehrotra is a graduating senior at East Brunswick High School, committed to using engineering to build a better world. He has attended two World Maker Faires displaying many of his engineering projects and educating others on the lessons engineering can teach. He is most well known for Project ORRCA, a project he founded in 2010 to design and implement a robot that could clean water pollution. His message to all aspiring engineers and innovators is “if you have an idea, just go for it, and never let anything get in your way.”

Ashika Jalagam

Speaker
Ashika Jalagam is currently a senior at EBHS. Ever since she was young, she have been extremely passionate about politics and the different ways to initiate change in the community. She is a firm believer in topics like workplace equality, equal accessibility to healthcare, and environmental policy. No one should feel limited to create change that they want to see.

Audrey Domond

Teacher
Ms. Domond is a popular EB English teacher and passionately instills a love of literature and readingin her students. Aside from her teaching duties over the past 20 years, Ms. Domond generously gives her free time to get involved in many EBHS events. She is advisor of Student Council and A2J clubs and generously chaperones and organizes other events. She tirelessly works to build relationships with the community and organizes the annual Toy Drive and Senior Citizens’ Prom. Her many activities and her warm and welcoming personality embellished with her cool Jamaican accent and spirit has made her a favorite personality in the halls of EBHS.

Dianna Eastep

Teacher
Mrs. Eastep is a physics teacher at EBHS

Edganis Torres

Navy Officer and Teacher
Sra Egdanis Torres Sierra is a popular Spanish teacher at EBHS since 2012. Her students were excited when she returned to the classroom from her military deployment in Kabul, Afghanistan in early 2018. LT Torres is presently attached to NR NAVINFO DET, Commander, 7th Fleet as a Public Affairs Officer. She is currently pursuing an Executive Masters of Science degree in International Affairs with a specialization in Post-Conflict Resolution from Seton Hall University. Sra Torres Sierraalready holds a Masters of Arts degree in Communication Studies

Elizabeth Jackson

Conservation
Elizabeth Jackson is a senior at East Brunswick High school and an environmentalist dedicated to harnessing the power of words and scientific advancement to combat current and future environmental crises. She serves on the East Brunswick Environmental Commission as a Student Liaison and in that role is involved in helping to develop sustainable town policy recommendations. Upon Elizabeth’s proposal, East Brunswick became part of the Mayor’s National Climate Action Agenda—a group of municipalities committed to upholding the 2015 Paris Climate Accords to compensate for the national government’s withdrawal from the Accords. Elizabeth hopes that such an initiative will demonstrate the power of concerned, informed individuals and small groups to make a difference, even when confronted with a problem as momentous as climate change.

Gabby Frost

Entrepreneur
Gabby FrostGuest SpeakerGabby Frost, 20, is the founder and CEO of Buddy Project, a non-profit organization aiming to prevent suicide and raise awareness for mental health. When she was 15-years-old, she discovered that many of her friends from school and online were dealing with mental illness. Gabby thought that by pairing people with a friend online, it could prevent suicide and give people a peer support system. Gabby is a sophomore at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is majoring in Music Industry with a concentration in Business.

JohnMark Ofrasio

Arts
JohnMark is a junior at East Brunswick High School with a passionate love for the performing arts. While heavily involved with multiple musical ensembles and the drama club, he is also an activist and trailblazer at heart. Taking inspiration from the various advocates in both history and the present, he wishes to combine his love for the arts with his activist ambition to make a change in the world through his talk and all his future creative and artistic work.

Lucas Espada

Speaker
He's just a kid with a dream and a will to make it happen. He completely tanked his sophomore year of high school, but, he wouldn’t be the person he is, had he not. From extensive intrapersonal insight, research, and experience, he's come to a realization worth listening on how to lead a limitless life. Listen not to hear his story, but instead so you start to make your own.

Organizing team

Michelle
Goberman

NJ, United States
Organizer

Bobbi
Tu

Co-organizer
  • James Wo
    Operations