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This event occurred on
January 24, 2020
Guilderland Center, New York
United States

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized (subject to certain rules and regulations).

Guilderland High School Auditorium
8 School Rd
Guilderland Center, New York, 12085
United States
Event type:
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Alyssa Koh

GHS Student
Alyssa Koh is a senior at Guilderland High School and a reforming perfectionist and procrastinator. From a young age, Alyssa put off deadlines until the last possible moment. Recognizing how her problems and frustrations resonated with those around her, she decided to research the science behind procrastination and perfectionism instead of doing her other homework. When not binging cooking shows on the internet, she also researches the psychology of role-playing games for Guilderland High School’s Emc2 program.

Charles Joseph

GHS Student
Charles Joseph is a junior at Guilderland High School in New York. His hobbies include immersing himself in cultural cuisine, hanging out with friends, and making jokes. He was a member of the Guilderland High School Soccer team and is the president of the Animal Conservation Association. He is very financially literate for a high schooler and he enjoys looking at the real estate markets, the stock market, and reading the news in his free time. Outside of school he spends time with his three siblings, is the president of his Indian Cultural Youth Organization, and is an avid participant in Taekwondo. Charles has a career set to become an aerospace engineer and he also hopes to one day achieve financial freedom through investing in assets such as real estate and stocks, and retire at the age of forty. His ambitions include backpacking across eastern Asia and volunteering across Africa.

Jun Ho Oh

GHS Student
Jun Ho Oh is a junior at Guilderland High School with a vigorous enthusiasm for upcoming technology and its commerce. From a young age, Jun Ho grew to love computers through self-study and physically building them on his own. Currently, he's interested in investigating the arising use of certain programming languages with their possible scenarios. After multiple projects, he yet pursues to learn about the exponential growth of technology today, but most importantly how to apply it to our daily lives.

Lavanya Prabhakar

GHS Student
Lavanya Prabhakar is currently a junior at Guilderland High School. She plays tennis competitively and has had a passion for it ever since she was young. She is currently on the Girls Varsity Team and has made it to the New York State Championships. Some of Lavanya's interests include photography, sports, and going on long walks. Whenever she has downtime, Lavanya likes to volunteer at the Public Library. She has also volunteered at the Youth Advisory Board in Albany which has been one of her most memorable and rewarding experiences. When she grows up, Lavanya would like to be an astrophysicist. She has often been labeled a wanderlust and hopes to travel in her line of work. Her dream is to one day work at NASA and partake in a mission that aids in the quest of exploring the universe.

Organizing team


Schenectady, NY, United States


Guilderland, NY, United States