Cardiologist + professor
Dr. Simon is the President, Medical Centers & Chief Academic Officer, University Hospitals Health System; and Professor of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He is a practicing interventional cardiologist and his main area of research interest is the role of inflammation in vascular injury and repair. Dr. Simon is the Co-Founder of Sujana Biotech, a start-up biotechnology company developing novel monoclonal antibodies for a range of inflammatory disorders.
Liam Perry, 16, is a dedicated student and speaker. In his free time he enjoys the arts, freestyle skiing, and being outdoors.
Sarah has always been passionate about marine biology and how humans shape the environment. TEDx provided her with the chance to research further into a topic that will inspire her throughout her life to give back to the planet in any way possible.
Student + activist
Sophie was a senior at Orange High School at the time of her talk, and she now attends American University in Washington, DC. She considers herself a politically involved teenager, and believes in taking a stand for what she thinks is right.
Tess Kelly is a seventeen-year-old writer and performance poet from Cleveland, Ohio who was honored to present a TEDx Talk at her high school. She believes in using her creative voice to work towards social justice and a more empathetic world.