TEDxYouth@ASD 2019

ASD's third annual TEDx event.

OUR TEAM

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Meet the team behind TEDxYouth@ASD 2019

Lauren Sproule   Lead Organizer  Entering her fourteenth year at ASD, Lauren Sproule is eager to work with this year's TEDxYouth@ASD Team. As Event Manager for the past two years, she has loved seeing TEDx grow from its inaugural event into what it is today, and looks forward to building on the event this year. Outside of TEDx, she enjoys languages, chemistry, volleyball, and softball. She is passionate about being able to give student speakers and leaders a platform to succeed, and sharing the TEDx experience with a wider audience.

Lauren Sproule

Lead Organizer

Entering her fourteenth year at ASD, Lauren Sproule is eager to work with this year's TEDxYouth@ASD Team. As Event Manager for the past two years, she has loved seeing TEDx grow from its inaugural event into what it is today, and looks forward to building on the event this year. Outside of TEDx, she enjoys languages, chemistry, volleyball, and softball. She is passionate about being able to give student speakers and leaders a platform to succeed, and sharing the TEDx experience with a wider audience.

June Lee

Curator

June is a junior at the American School of Dubai. Originally from Korea, she has previously lived in California and Manila as well. Her two past experiences as a speaker at TEDxYouth@ASD have helped tremendously in her role as Head Curator this year. Using her public speaking knowledge from the Forensics team as well as her leadership abilities from her presidential position in the Computer Engineering and Design Club, June hopes to build a unique yet inspiring experience for this year's conference.

Jared Barney   Executive Producer  A Senior in his fourth year at ASD, Jared is excited to fulfill his role for the third year as Executive Producer. He is passionate about the ideas behind TED and enjoys being part of an organization that facilitates the diffusion of new ideas to help improve the community and the world.

Jared Barney

Executive Producer

A Senior in his fourth year at ASD, Jared is excited to fulfill his role for the third year as Executive Producer. He is passionate about the ideas behind TED and enjoys being part of an organization that facilitates the diffusion of new ideas to help improve the community and the world.

 
Armaan Hiranandani   Video & Production Lead  Armaan Hiranandani is a Sophomore at ASD. He attended ASD since K1. Armaan joined the TedX team because he enjoys watching Ted Talks in his free time and wants to help make Ted Talks happen. He looks forward to being a part of the making a great TedX experience for everyone.

Armaan Hiranandani

Video & Production Lead

Armaan Hiranandani is a Sophomore at ASD. He attended ASD since K1. Armaan joined the TedX team because he enjoys watching Ted Talks in his free time and wants to help make Ted Talks happen. He looks forward to being a part of the making a great TedX experience for everyone.

Lori Song   Co Event Manager  Lori is a junior at the American School of Dubai. She was born in Canada but has also lived in Seoul, California, and currently in Dubai. Being immersed into such diverse cultures, Lori has learned the value of creativity and open-mindedness which she wishes to share by organizing the TEDxYouth@ASD event. She herself has been fascinated by how people of her age can deliver such eloquent and powerful speeches. She believes that TEDxYouth will provide a platform for the students' voices to be heard.

Lori Song

Co Event Manager

Lori is a junior at the American School of Dubai. She was born in Canada but has also lived in Seoul, California, and currently in Dubai. Being immersed into such diverse cultures, Lori has learned the value of creativity and open-mindedness which she wishes to share by organizing the TEDxYouth@ASD event. She herself has been fascinated by how people of her age can deliver such eloquent and powerful speeches. She believes that TEDxYouth will provide a platform for the students' voices to be heard.

Madhvi Khianra   Communications Director  Madhvi has been attending ASD since kindergarten and is part of the Class of 2021. Madhvi was born in Maine but is originally from Mumbai, India. Having lived in both Japan and the UAE she has a wide cultural outlook of the world. This global lifestyle has opened her eyes to concepts that are bigger than her. Madhvi has a strong understanding of marketing and social media which guided her interest in applying for Communications Director. She is extremely excited to work with the rest of her team and make this year’s TEDx event memorable.

Madhvi Khianra

Communications Director

Madhvi has been attending ASD since kindergarten and is part of the Class of 2021. Madhvi was born in Maine but is originally from Mumbai, India. Having lived in both Japan and the UAE she has a wide cultural outlook of the world. This global lifestyle has opened her eyes to concepts that are bigger than her. Madhvi has a strong understanding of marketing and social media which guided her interest in applying for Communications Director. She is extremely excited to work with the rest of her team and make this year’s TEDx event memorable.

Prisha Daryani   Video & Production Associate  Prisha is a junior in her 13th year at ASD and is eager to be a part of the TedxYouth@ASD team this year. She has been involved with various clubs, events, and productions at ASD and is passionate about giving back to the community. The ideas behind TED are very unique and exciting and she looks forward to seeing ASD students share their personal ideas through their talks. Prisha is has been a part of technical/broadcasting crews for 3 years and is excited to serve as the Associate Video and Production Manager for the event.

Prisha Daryani

Video & Production Associate

Prisha is a junior in her 13th year at ASD and is eager to be a part of the TedxYouth@ASD team this year. She has been involved with various clubs, events, and productions at ASD and is passionate about giving back to the community. The ideas behind TED are very unique and exciting and she looks forward to seeing ASD students share their personal ideas through their talks. Prisha is has been a part of technical/broadcasting crews for 3 years and is excited to serve as the Associate Video and Production Manager for the event.

Lily Wallis   Associate Curator  Lily Wallis is a 17-year-old writer and artist who has been inspired by numerous Ted Talks from around the globe. This is her first year involved as part of the TEDxYouth team since arriving at ASD in 2013, and she has thoroughly enjoyed working as an assistant curator to ensure a consistently high quality of speakers at the event. She is excited for you to be enlightened at TEDxYouth and sincerely hopes you enjoy the experience.

Lily Wallis

Associate Curator

Lily Wallis is a 17-year-old writer and artist who has been inspired by numerous Ted Talks from around the globe. This is her first year involved as part of the TEDxYouth team since arriving at ASD in 2013, and she has thoroughly enjoyed working as an assistant curator to ensure a consistently high quality of speakers at the event. She is excited for you to be enlightened at TEDxYouth and sincerely hopes you enjoy the experience.

Aleena Abbasi   Co Event Manager  Aleena is currently an 11th grade student who has been attending the American School of Dubai for five years. She is passionate about academics, music, sports, and service and shows this through her involvement in various clubs and activities. She chose to join the TedxYouth@ASD conference as an Event Manager as she believes that events like these help her grow personally and give her the opportunity to interact with and meet new people, while, at the same time, assisting the community in a worthwhile, innovative project. Aleena knows that she will be inspired by the speakers and hopes that she can create a valuable TedxYouth experience for the audience.

Aleena Abbasi

Co Event Manager

Aleena is currently an 11th grade student who has been attending the American School of Dubai for five years. She is passionate about academics, music, sports, and service and shows this through her involvement in various clubs and activities. She chose to join the TedxYouth@ASD conference as an Event Manager as she believes that events like these help her grow personally and give her the opportunity to interact with and meet new people, while, at the same time, assisting the community in a worthwhile, innovative project. Aleena knows that she will be inspired by the speakers and hopes that she can create a valuable TedxYouth experience for the audience.


Ramy Shaalan   Content & Design Manager  Ramy is a new student this year at the American School of Dubai, class of 2020. Prior to his move to Dubai, Ramy has lived as an Egyptian expatriate in Kuwait for most of his life, attending the American School of Kuwait. At ASK, Ramy has taken on roles in the High School Student Council as a Senator in Freshman year, and as an Executive in Sophomore year. As a member of the Executive Committee of the ASK Student Council, Ramy acted as the Promotions Manager; his role was to manage the advertisements, run the social media platforms, and act as the Master of Ceremonies at all of the Student Council events. Ramy has a great interest and passion for communications and was accepted as a member of this year's TedxYouth@ASD Leadership Team as the Associate Communications Director. Ramy is honored to be a part of the team and is happy to share his passion for leadership and speaking.

Ramy Shaalan

Content & Design Manager

Ramy is a new student this year at the American School of Dubai, class of 2020. Prior to his move to Dubai, Ramy has lived as an Egyptian expatriate in Kuwait for most of his life, attending the American School of Kuwait. At ASK, Ramy has taken on roles in the High School Student Council as a Senator in Freshman year, and as an Executive in Sophomore year. As a member of the Executive Committee of the ASK Student Council, Ramy acted as the Promotions Manager; his role was to manage the advertisements, run the social media platforms, and act as the Master of Ceremonies at all of the Student Council events. Ramy has a great interest and passion for communications and was accepted as a member of this year's TedxYouth@ASD Leadership Team as the Associate Communications Director. Ramy is honored to be a part of the team and is happy to share his passion for leadership and speaking.