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Theme: Deception: Addressing the Deceit in the Transfer of Knowledge

This event occurred on
May 27, 2023
Dover, Massachusetts
United States

In light of deception, our theme for this event is centered around this quote by Andre Malraux: “Man is not what he thinks he is, he is what he hides.”

Lindquist Commons
9 Junction St
Dover, Massachusetts, 02030
United States
Event type:
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Angela Lin

Student at Dover-Sherborn High School
Angela Lin is a junior at Dover-Sherborn High School. She views climate change as the largest challenge facing her generation and has dedicated her time in and out of school to being part of the solution. Angela hopes to inspire others to recognize their influence on the world and raise their voices for good. Outside of the classroom, Angela is a dedicated member of the track and field team, competing in hurdles and shotput. She also enjoys going on hikes, spending time with friends, and collecting paper fortunes from fortune cookies.

California Godfrey

Student at Dover-Sherborn High School
California Godfrey is a senior at Dover Sherborn High School. She likes knitting, the color orange, and trips to the beach. You can almost always find Cali at her dance studio where she performs competitively and teaches ballet. Cali is passionate about people and the personal connections that help us navigate our world. Her talk will explore the impacts of allowing biases to cloud our otherwise personal interactions, especially within the healthcare system, and what it takes to overcome judgment when your life's on the line.

James Sherley

President and CEO
James L. Sherley, M.D., Ph.D. is the founder, President, and CEO of stem cell biotechnology company Asymmetrex®, LLC. Asymmetrex® develops technologies for advancing stem cell medicine, including the first method achieving specific and accurate certification of the dosage of therapeutic tissue stem cells, called kinetic stem cell (KSC) counting. Dr. Sherley is a graduate of Harvard College, with a B.A. degree in biology, and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, earning joint M.D. and Ph.D. degrees. Prior to founding Asymmetrex®, he held academic research appointments at the Fox Chase Cancer Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Boston Biomedical Research Institute. Dr. Sherley’s professional awards include Pew Biomedical Research Scholar, Ellison Medical Foundation Senior Scholar in Aging Research, and NIH Director’s Pioneer Award. He is the author of the new book, Missing Elements in the Public Science Supporting the COVID-19 Spread Narrative in the US.

Raheel Siddiqui

Motivational Speaker
Raheel Siddiqui is a health/fitness expert and has recently lost about 180 pounds since January 2010. Raheel was featured in Men’s Health Magazine twice. He was also featured in NBC’s “Biggest Loser” segment during his weight loss transformation. During his physical appointment, Raheel weighed 405 pounds and the Doctor informed Raheel he would be “dead” by the time he was 40 if he did not change his ways. Since Raheel started his journey in May 2010, he has battled severe sciatica, losing his father in his hands, and overcoming health issues such as pre-diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure & more. Raheel has had to break down many walls in his life to get to where he is today. Today, Raheel is 40 years old, married for 7 years and is a father to a beautiful 3 year old son. He is in the best shape of his life and continues his exercise every single day. Raheel continues to help inspire others “break walls down” on their journeys to health, fitness and wellness.

Suyasha Athuluri

Student at Dover-Sherborn High School
Suyasha Athuluri is a senior at Dover Sherborn High School. While her calling is in the science or engineering fields, she is also interested in a variety of art forms, including painting and dance. As someone whose interests seem to be scattered across the board, Suyasha hopes to one day unite these different fields and find creative and innovative ways to solve problems, learn, and inspire others.

Organizing team


Sherborn, MA, United States


  • Daria Tsypkin
    Team member
  • Rishab Sanjeev
    Team member