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Theme: Humanness - Citizens of the Earth - Part 3

This event occurred on
April 22, 2021
6:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
(UTC -7hrs)
Atherton, California
United States

This is the conclusion of our theme of Humanness. Due to Covid-19, we were unable to have a full event and instead broke it into three events with the same theme. As our area moves into a less restrictive tier, we are able to broadcast the event live from our TEDx stage on campus.

Humanness - Citizens of the Earth
150 Valparaiso Ave
Atherton, California, 94027-4402
United States
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Adrian de Vernou

I am a high school junior. By having a passion for English and journalism, especially with how it impacts society, I was compelled to give a TedTalk focused on how journalism impacts the environment. After taking a course in environmental studies, it changed the way I viewed our Earth and its future, but it especially compelled me to go out and teach others about the subject.

Anne-Sophie Lacombe Garcia

Anne-Sophie Lacombe Garcia is a 2021 senior at Sacred Heart Preparatory. Born to a French father and Mexican mother, she was exposed to a diversity of experiences from a very young age. Whether she is performing on stage or working within her community through service, Anne-Sophie loves helping others see the world through the lens of compassion.

Armin Hamrah

An avid TED Talk watcher, Armin Hamrah is a sophomore in high school intrigued by sleep science and hoping to study cognitive science in the near and distant future. Armin’s favorite ways to pass time are playing chess, soccer, and speaking with people of diverse backgrounds, all of which revolve around real-life, human interactions.

Connor Fitzpatrick

My name is Connor Fitzpatrick & I am a high school senior at Sacred Heart Prep, Atherton. There isn’t a subject or class that I do not love but my favorite is religion because it is the most interdisciplinary & includes virtually every subject. I have a blast rowing crew for NorCal Crew in Redwood City and spending time with my family and two dogs. I grew up visiting the 50 elderly Religious of the Sacred Heart (RSCJ) nuns on Sacred Heart’s campus and have always felt a special affection for them and their mission. Throughout my time at Sacred Heart, I’ve noticed that while the Sisters live on campus, most students do not have much interaction with them and over the past years have been a leader in increasing students’ interactions with the Sisters. Last March, when school closed and Oakwood locked down, I enlisted my talented schoolmates and started “Sister Act,” a weekly Zoom showcase that connects students, faculty, and alumni with the Sisters.

Harsimran Chohan

Harsimran Chohan is a junior at Sacred Heart Preparatory (SHP) in Atherton. She is active within her school community and holds leadership positions on the Model UN Team, SHP Connections Committee, and Global Researching & Consultation (GRC) Program. Outside of school, Harsimran is training as a student pilot, works as a paddle-boarding/kayaking instructor, and plays club field hockey. Harsimran has always been interested in the arts participating in school plays and a Bhangra (Indian dance) group since kindergarten. She aspires to pursue a career in law or psychology.

Janie Morganroth

Janie Morganroth is a junior at Sacred Heart Preparatory (SHP) in Atherton. An avid runner, Janie has served as co-captain of her high school’s varsity Cross Country and Track and Field teams. In addition to athletics, she is an advocate against sex trafficking in the Bay Area and holds leadership positions with a local rescue organization and SHP’s Women’s Group. Outside of school, Janie enjoys spending time mentoring kids which includes running and training regularly with young female athletes and playing with her own three younger brothers! She hopes to pursue a career in neurobiology.

Selma O'Malley

I am a junior in high school. Aside from creating a TEDx Talk, I spend my time playing basketball and lacrosse, participating in student life, and finding interesting and awe-inspiring stories.

Organizing team




  • Julie Horvath
  • Lan Pham