Meet The Team
Founder & Organizer
Hello! My name is Ishaan Busireddy, and I am a freshman at RHHS. I am the founder of TEDxRiverHillHS and I am excited to lead the organizing committee in piecing together this exhilarating event, to raise funds, website management, and as a curator among many other tasks. My interests are history, international relations, and world cultures. I am also interested in promoting the student voice through activism and working for the community’s benefit. Within school, I enjoy participating in Varsity Tennis, It’s Academic, Congressional Debate, Green Initiative, and Model UN.
Head of Filming and Communications
Hello! My name is Wonjae, and I am a junior at RHHS. My interests are geology, physics, specifically quantum and shock physics, and political science. My main interest is in geophysics, where I’m a research assistant at the Wicks mineral physics lab at Johns Hopkins. In the time I don’t spend reading or working a shift at Wendy’s, I like walking my dog, running, and listening to new music. Like for our school’s Physics Club and Science Olympiad, my job at TEDxRiverHillHS is to help with filming and photography. Otherwise, I’m also in charge of the communication with the entertainers.
Hello! my name is Athena, and I am a sophomore at RHHS. I am super excited to be the event manager for this year's TEDxRiverHillHS event! After school, I am in the It's Academic, Science Olympiad, and Math Team clubs. Outside of that, I enjoy baking, crocheting bees, and writing in my free time.
Hello! my name is Sienna Rader-Gowda, and I am a sophomore at RHHS. I cannot wait to help and be a part of the TEDxRiverHillHS team! In my free time, I like to read, write, explore biology, and cook. Through the school I enjoy participating in science-based activities and playing tennis with the RHHS tennis team.
Hello! My name is Jiwan, and I am a junior at RHHS. I'm secretary of the Chess Club, run in the varsity track program, and play varsity soccer. My hobbies outside of school include table tennis, playing piano, and reading. I deeply value the importance of bringing the community together and cannot wait to launch the event as part of the TEDxRiverHillHS committee this year!
Hello! My name is Elanor. I am a junior at RHHS who enjoys participating in musical extracurriculars, completing various community service projects, and waitressing at a local resturaunt. In her free time she loves to read and take care of her plants. She is so excited to be a part of the TEDxRiverHillHS committee this year!
Hello! my name is Alex Cui, and I am a junior at RHHS. I'm president of the Physics Olympiad Club, member of the school jazz band, and I play varsity soccer. My hobbies outside of school include music, science fiction, working out, and basketball. I also enjoy learning about evolutionary biology, anthropology, and history.
Master of Ceremonies
Hello! my name is Lily Shangloo, and I am a Junior at RHHS. I am deeply interested in current events, politics, and advocacy, which is what led me to join the TEDxRiverHillHS planning committee. Through this event, I hope to introduce people to new perspectives and ideas, which will help bring our community together after a tumultuous past few years.
Public Relations Manager
Hello! My name is Austin Elkis, and I am a senior at RHHS. I am the public relations manager of TEDxRiverHillHS and I am excited to continue to promote this club and event. My interests include graphic design, marketing, and business. Currently, I am committed for University of Maryland College Park to major in marketing. I also enjoy participating in FBLA, Angel’s Network, and NHS.