Nikhil is a proud member of the 2016 class of Newbury Park High School. He considers himself an artist and a scholar. His favorite television show is The West Wing, which he believes should be mandatory viewing for any government official before he or she assumes office. If he could be any animal, he would be a blue whale. His mentors include Stephen Tobolowsky, who played Ned Ryerson in Groundhog Day, and Mr. Richard Kick, computer science teacher and tennis coach. He wishes to thank his parents for raising him and the TEDxConejo Youth committee for this wonderful opportunity.