At TEDxYouth@Redmond, we’re privileged to have a dedicated committee of local high school students. We’re also very lucky to have a resource of encouraging parents and mentors, who drive us to meetings, offer up their insight, and allow us to do what we love.
TEDxYouth@Redmond 2018 Team:
Vivek Dutta, President
Vivek is a rising senior at Interlake High School, where he enjoys being an active member of the DECA and Model UN clubs. Outside of school, he is an active member of Bellevue’s Youth Link organization and enjoys coming up with creative solutions to help the community. In his free time, he likes to play soccer, watch movies, and spend time with friends. He joined TEDxRedmond hoping to make an impact on the community and meet new people during his high school years. This is Vivek’s second year on the committee and he looks forward to leading the committee to plan another inspiring event!
Prannay Pradeep, Vice President
Prannay Pradeep is a rising senior at Interlake High School. At Interlake, Prannay enjoys participating in many clubs and activities, including JSA, Science Olympiad, and DECA. Additionally, Prannay enjoys playing tennis and has been a member of his school’s varsity tennis team for three years. Outside of school, Prannay enjoys watching movies and TV, as well as playing sports and hanging out with friends. This is Prannay’s second year with the TEDxYouth@Redmond Team! He is super excited to put together a great and memorable conference and make sure that his final event as a member of the committee is the best one yet!
Archika Dogra, Speakers Team
Archika Dogra is a rising junior at Interlake High School. She is passionate about writing, public speaking, and loves to play sports! An active participant of her school’s Speech and Debate Club, Archika can usually be found at local tournaments on the weekend. She also loves to volunteer at her local theater, Bellevue Youth Theater. In her free time, Archika enjoys watching panda videos, petting dogs, and spending time with her family! This is her second year with TEDxYouth@Redmond and she is looking forward to planning an exciting event!
Alex Qui, Speakers Team
Alex Qiu is a rising junior at Interlake High. Within his experiences in extracurriculars, he has focused on speech-oriented political and civic education clubs such as JSA and Model United Nations. His work in those clubs inspired him to pursue a position within TEDxRedmond Conference, due to the opportunity to reach out and inspire the community through a similar means. Alex likes to stream movies, listen to smooth ambient music, and have super long conversations on Messenger.
Akshay Murthy, Sponsorships
Akshay is a sophomore at Tesla STEM High School and enjoys art and Environmental Science. He participates in a wide variety of clubs such as FBLA, TSA, and VEX Robotics, where he and his team advanced to the 2018 VEX Worlds Tournament. He also recently advanced to the National conference for both TSA and FBLA. In his free time, Akshay also enjoys business and has his own graphic designing company where he caters to celebrities and athletes with artwork and runs his own Instagram account with almost 10k followers. In the community, Akshay enjoys doing community service and is part of the IAWW Youth Board where he participates in local projects and food drives. This will be Akshay’s first year on the committee, and he is very excited to meet new people and make new memories!
Sidd Shende, Sponsorships
Siddharth Shende is a rising junior at Tesla STEM High School. This is his first year working with TEDxRedmond. Outside of this committee, he is avidly involved in Model United Nations, FBLA, and numerous entrepreneurship startup programs – a part of starting up many companies. As he is very involved in service projects and caring for the environment – he is part of the Schools Under 2 C foundation, at his school and is a part of National Honor Society and Service Club. For fun, he loves to watch movies and listen to music, and explore Netflix’s catalog. Interested in the application of his leadership and team-working skills, Siddharth Shende is super excited to be a part of TEDX Youth @ Redmond, this year.
Kevin Huerlimann, Sponsorships
Amanda Ong, Logistics
Amanda Ong is a freshman at Bellevue high school, where she is apart of the Speech and Debate club there. Her passions involve public speaking and helping the community. She is also involved in many school activities, being the president of her class office. Amanda enjoys playing the piano and the violin, as well as volunteering at her local park. In her free time, Amanda enjoys hanging out with her family and friends, watch movies and go hiking! This is her first year with TEDxYouth@Redmond, and she is very excited to be apart of such a thrilling event!
Juhi Sinha, Logistics
Kevin Cai, Logistics
Kevin Cai is a junior at Redmond High School, where he participates in several clubs, including Physics Club, Math Club, and Knowledge Bowl. Additionally, he likes playing tennis and volleyball. Kevin has now been a member of his school’s varsity tennis team for 1 year now. Outside of school, he enjoys playing video games and solving Rubik’s cubes. This is Kevin’s 1st year on the TEDxYouth@Redmond team, and he is ready to make a change!