This talk is about the journey to the inner transformation of the self through meditation and mindfulness as well as positive thinking. My interests include art, social movements, speech and debate, being aware of the emerging needs of others, travel, and foreign cultures.

I enjoy learning from other people and their experiences, visiting new places, and trying new things.

I believe my dominant skills are organization, public speaking, responsibility, discipline, and critical thinking.

As for my achievements, I have won the speech contest at my school two years in a row and landed third place in the contest against students from other local high schools. I recently participated as a delegate in a Model UN. I have had the honor of representing the school in national meetings from the pastoral group.

My main goal in life is to be happy, to be daring, to have the courage to go after what I want. I want to be surrounded by people that uplift me and motivate me, to give back to my community and the people that I love. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at