Dharma Iyer is a senior at Adolfo Camarillo High School who hopes to inspire and uplift others through the gift of speech.
Eileen Dobzynski is a 17-year-old senior from Southern California. She has been passionate about environmental and societal issues from a young age. It is her hope to empower young people to care more about the world around them. She enjoys: cooking, writing, reading, and dabbling in linguistics. Some day she would love to combine her passion for filmmaking with a global affairs career that would allow her to share both her stories and the stories of others.
Grace relates to this topic because she is understands what it’s like to feel anxious and stressed, and how life as a teen can make it worse (or sometimes better), and she wants to raise awareness for this. Some of her favorite hobbies are art, playing games and volleyball. When Grace is an adult, she wants to be a psychologist.
Juno Azuz Zacher
Juno Azuz Zacher is a 15 year old Sophomore from Southern California. She has been passionate about social issues since she was a kid. Juno was born in Mexico and spent 6 years living on Catalina Island. She loves acting, writing, reading, singing, and playing guitar.
Levi Huvard, is a 16-year old junior who grew up and still lives in Southern California. While even though he's passionate about the environment, politics, and medicine, he decided to talk about the struggles of finding yourself and your own personal niche due to his own constant inability to obtain that, and it is his hope to maybe relate to many people and encourage them to work on themselves. He enjoys reading, writing, playing music, skiing, biking, and working on being a life-long learner. One day in the distant future Levi hopes to obtain a masters degree in infectious disease research and either go into field research or my teaching!
Alexis Baca plans to work in animation entertainment and has always wondered how the parameters of our reality relate to exploration of media, and how we outlet our desire to break through the barrier they create. She is a senior in high school, and enjoys public speaking due to a background in theatre and informational conferences.
Marilyn Reaves a 14 year old student going into Rancho Campana. She has always been really into painting and how it helps with stress. It is her hope to help others find a way to stress relief with out them having to yell their frustrations. She enjoys: Writing, painting and reading. One day she hoped to become a Marine biologist since she always has loved animals and the aquariums in the world and she loves to paint mythical things and most things come from the world of Atlantis. And she hopes to inspire people to live out their dreams and that painting is something that could help with that.
Zoe Zarris is a 16 year old student who attends Rancho Campana High school as a junior in the Medical Science academy! Zoe’s topic revolves around the educational system and it’s impact on toxic gender roles. She feels personally drawn to this topic as it is something she has struggled with and believes she can help positively improve by speaking up and encouraging others to do the same! Zoe has always enjoyed nature and a breathe of fresh air too. For her future she has planned to enter the field of Medical Science and study to become a neurologist! She hopes that with her ted talk she can encourage many young teens to speak up about what the want to change and to step out of their comfort zone with what they wish to achieve and fulfill.