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TEDxLosGatosHighSchool 2017:


April 15th, 2017

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Darold Massaro

Darold Massaro is a technology sales executive in Silicon Valley with 20 years’ experience selling complex enterprise solutions, managing organizations and starting companies. He spent 2 1/2 years pursuing a dream to sail halfway around the world and back for a total of 21,000 nautical miles. He holds a BA in Economics from University of California San Diego and an MBA from Santa Clara University.

Jennifer Massaro

Jennifer Massaro is a public relations professional for high tech in Silicon Valley. In 2014 and 2015 she and her husband, Darold, sailed with their son Dante from San Francisco to Europe and around the Mediterranean – a total of 16,000 nautical miles. Jennifer holds a B.A. in Urban Studies from UC San Diego and an MBA from Santa Clara University. They chronicled their sailing adventure on

Regine De Guzman

Regine De Guzman is a computer engineering undergraduate at UCSC. Since the age of thirteen, Regine has contributed to science education and nonprofit organizations. Involvement has earned her The President's Volunteer Service Award from The U.S. White House and recognition from the U.S. House of House of Representatives. She currently volunteers as a computer science instructor for Girls Who Code, where she educates young girls about software and hardware development and women in technology.

Susan Olesek

An unapologetic idealist, Susan Olesek is a consultant and Human Potentialist, who, in 2012, founded the Enneagram Prison Project (EPP), Bay Area nonprofit offering self-awareness education and self-regulation training to the incarcerated in Santa Clara and San Mateo County jails and San Quentin State prison. Using the Enneagram, Susan delights in the facilitation of individuals, groups, and society in reaching for the highest parts of our collective selves.

Ian Mitroff

Technology, which has made our lives incomparably better, is now one of the greatest threats facing humankind. Our marvelous inventions are resulting in our downfall. In short, we are undergoing a transformation/revolution that affects every aspect of our being—our brains, bodies, institutions, the entire world. Before any new technology is unleashed, it must be subject to the most rigorous audits of its human and social impacts, both positive and negative, passing audits continuously as well.

Jeffry Butler

Jeff is a serial entrepreneur who has spent the past decade studying psychology and human behavior. He has addressed thousands of students and professionals nationwide on different topics in psychology. Jeff has shared his knowledge in multiple presentations to various companies such as Google, Amazon and other organizations throughout California. In addition, he appeared on TEDx in 2016. Jeff received a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from University of California, Berkeley in 2014.

Hashir Masqood

Hashir Masqood is from Karachi Pakistan. He is currently living in Los Angeles as part of a scholarship paid by the U.S. State Department. He is a junior in Vistamar High School and a youth ambassador to Pakistan. He wants to be an entrepreneur and likes to travel the world, learning about cultures.

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