TEDxYouth@ASD

ASD's inaugural TEDx event.

OUR TEAM

Meet the team behind this year's TEDxYouth@ASD Event.

Christopher Gyra Lead Organizer Christopher is currently in 12th grade at the American School of Dubai. He is from Boston, Massachusetts, but has lived around the world in London, Hong Kong, and Dubai for the formative years of his adolescence. As a millennial, he is passionate about creating sustainable, powerful, and positive change in the current international community’s processes and actions. He believes that through TEDxYouth@ASD he can help foster a platform for the exchange of ideas that will contribute towards the betterment of the Middle East. 

Christopher Gyra
Lead Organizer

Christopher is currently in 12th grade at the American School of Dubai. He is from Boston, Massachusetts, but has lived around the world in London, Hong Kong, and Dubai for the formative years of his adolescence. As a millennial, he is passionate about creating sustainable, powerful, and positive change in the current international community’s processes and actions. He believes that through TEDxYouth@ASD he can help foster a platform for the exchange of ideas that will contribute towards the betterment of the Middle East. 

Akash Mishra Communications Director Akash is currently an 11th grade student at the American School of Dubai. Originally from India and the United States, Akash has a great passion for discussion and debate, and can often be found in overtly intense, hyperactive conversation with his peers. As the Communications Director for TEDxYouth@ASD, Akash leads the effort in organising the communications and public relations strategy for the event, helped by his passion for design and execution.

Akash Mishra
Communications Director

Akash is currently an 11th grade student at the American School of Dubai. Originally from India and the United States, Akash has a great passion for discussion and debate, and can often be found in overtly intense, hyperactive conversation with his peers. As the Communications Director for TEDxYouth@ASD, Akash leads the effort in organising the communications and public relations strategy for the event, helped by his passion for design and execution.

Piya Oberoi
Curator

Piya has a great passion for the intriguing stories and the various ways of delivery one has in their idea and pitch. This has helped solidify her much loved role as Head Curator in this year's TEDxYouth@ ASD Conference. Piya is also Vice-President of the Global Issues Network. Both roles keep Piya on her feet as she loves the hustle and continuous knowledge gained through those positions. 

 
Dala Soubra Event Manager Dala is from Lebanon but has lived in Dubai for 18 years. She is passionate about music, literature, and service work. She has been the President of Room to Read for two years and attributes much of her event-planning expertise to that club. Having planned various events for the cause, Dala is confident and excited about this years TEDx conference at ASD. Dala looks forward to being inspired and setting the bar high for this inaugural TEDx conference.

Dala Soubra
Event Manager

Dala is from Lebanon but has lived in Dubai for 18 years. She is passionate about music, literature, and service work. She has been the President of Room to Read for two years and attributes much of her event-planning expertise to that club. Having planned various events for the cause, Dala is confident and excited about this years TEDx conference at ASD. Dala looks forward to being inspired and setting the bar high for this inaugural TEDx conference.

Lauren Sproule Event Manager Entering her twelfth year at ASD, Lauren Sproule is eager to be a part of the inaugural TEDxYouth@ASD Team. She is passionate about being able to give student speakers a platform to succeed, and sharing the TEDx experience with a wider audience.

Lauren Sproule
Event Manager

Entering her twelfth year at ASD, Lauren Sproule is eager to be a part of the inaugural TEDxYouth@ASD Team. She is passionate about being able to give student speakers a platform to succeed, and sharing the TEDx experience with a wider audience.

Jared Barney Executive Producer Jared is a sophomore at ASD and has really enjoyed all the preparation going into this TEDx event. He has always had a passion for TED and was very excited to be working on this event. He is very engaged in the arts having done forensics and the musical for the past couple of years and now has gotten the opportunity to put his knowledge to use.

Jared Barney
Executive Producer

Jared is a sophomore at ASD and has really enjoyed all the preparation going into this TEDx event. He has always had a passion for TED and was very excited to be working on this event. He is very engaged in the arts having done forensics and the musical for the past couple of years and now has gotten the opportunity to put his knowledge to use.

Maxine Baghdadi Associate Curator

Maxine Baghdadi
Associate Curator

Kaustubh Ray Image Manager

Kaustubh Ray
Image Manager

Emily Rosindell Digital Content Manager

Emily Rosindell
Digital Content Manager

Sarah Bayoumi Video Production Manager

Sarah Bayoumi
Video Production Manager