The Team

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Aditi Ghalsasi

Aditi Ghalsasi is currently a senior at The Harker School and is one of the Co-Curators for TEDxHarkerSchool. At school, she is passionate business, as the Executive Vice President on the CareerConnect team and a competitive member of DECA. She is also an active researcher at the lab, participating in competitions and outside research. Outside of school, she is a pianist, performing at competitions and senior homes, and competes on the U.S. AAU national team for karate. Some of her other interests include drawing, listening to music, and traveling.

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RONIT GAGNEJA

Ronit is a senior at The Harker School in San Jose and a Co-Curator of TEDxHarkerSchool. Aside from TEDx, he serves as Co-Founder of the Red Cross Youth Business Leadership Program, a member of National Honor Society, head of KidzKode, and DECA mentor. In his free time, he enjoys photography, dog sitting, and traveling.

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AYESHA BAWEJA

Ayesha is currently a senior at The Harker School and is the Director of Marketing. Outside of TEDx, Ayesha serves as a member on the LIFE Board, interns with a company called NIMBLE Mindset, and is on the Diversity Committee. In her free time she enjoys creating art, participating in hackathons, and reading.

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Ishaan Chandra

Ishaan Chandra is a senior at The Harker School and currently serves as the Director of Operations for TEDxHarkerSchool. Aside from TEDx, he pursues interests in business and entrepreneurship, robotics, and computer science. Thus, he also participates in other clubs like Harker DECA, Harker Robotics, Harker Hacks, Harker CTF. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball, watching movies, and listening to music. He also enjoys coding in his free time and has an app on the app store.

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HELEN LI

Helen Li is currently a junior at The Harker School in San Jose and serves as an Operations Associate for TEDxHarkerSchool. Besides TEDx, she is also the Secretary of Class of 2021, the Publicity Officer of WiSTEM, and an active member of Harker’s Congressional Debate Team. Additionally, she pursues research and works at a lab outside of school. In her free time, she enjoys learning new programming languages, volunteering, reading, watching reality tv shows, and exploring new restaurants.

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BRYAN WANG

Bryan Wang is a senior at The Harker School in San Jose and the Director of Public Relations. Bryan is the Co-President of Harker Programming Club and the Vice President of National Honor Society, in addition to being a developer on the HarkerDev team and a senior lead on Link Crew. In the jazz realm, Bryan leads and directs his jazz combo, The Jazz Factor, which has performed across the Bay Area at festivals and public events. In his free time, Bryan enjoys writing and 'eating good.’

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ARUSHA PATIL

Arusha Patil is currently a Junior at The Harker School in San Jose. As an enthusiastic Public Relations Associate, she loves finding speakers and communicating with them for the TEDx event. Aside from TEDx, she serves as the Sophomore Council's VP and pursues interests in writing, speech and debate, service, and music. While not in school, she spends vacations reading, hiking, and traveling. The coolest place she has been to is Iceland, pun intended.

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MICHAEL ACHEATEL

Mr. Acheatel is a business and entrepreneurship teacher at The Harker School where he teaches business courses and advises extracurricular programs including TEDX Harker School, Harker DECA, Harker Incubator, CareerConnect, Harker Podcast Network, and BEcon. Prior to joining Harker, he worked as the President of The Startup Garage where he helped over 150 startups launch and/or raise capital in a wide range of industries with a focus on web/mobile tech and consumer products. He earned an international MBA from Tel Aviv University, Israel’s top business school, and a B.A. in Global Economics & Latin American Students from UC Santa Cruz.

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Juston Glass

Hard-working, positive, and caring, Mr. Glass is the Director of the Business and Entrepreneurship Department at Harker. Aside from TEDx, he is also the advisor for DECA, CareerConnect, Investment Club, Podcast Series, BEcon, and Harker Incubator. Over the summer, he held an international business camp in Japan, hosted Wharton @ Harker SOAR camp, and traveled to Oregon, Nevada, and Arizona with his family and friends.