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  • Welcome: Robert Hernandez, Director of Student Affairs
  • Pledge of Allegiance: Vinesh Kannan, Student Council President
  • Opening Remarks: Catherine C. Veal, IMSA President; Branson Lawrence Jr., IMSA Principal
  • Featured Musical Piece Sitar: JJ Gregg, Class of 1998
  • Keynote Address: Ana Tellez, Class of 2002, Interactive Media Director, CommunicatedHealth Inc.
  • Closing Remarks: Branson Lawrence Jr., IMSA Principal

Guest Biographies

Ana Tellez

As Interactive Media Director at CommunicateHealth, Inc., Ana leads the user-centered design, development, and launch of a wide range of products for healthcare and public health organizations exploring new digital product spaces - this includes mobile apps, responsive design websites, and eLearning courses. She previously worked on policy development and social media strategy at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, focusing on disease prevention and health promotion efforts. Prior to that, she worked in nonprofit consulting focusing on organizational development.

Ana graduated from Georgetown University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service and from Columbia University in 2012 with a Master of Arts in Communication, Computing, and Technology in Education. She loves puns, the Muppets, and cheesy jokes (the cheesier the better). You can find her on Twitter @AnaTellez.

J. J. Gregg

Born in Central Illinois, J.J. Gregg's musical training began at age 8, followed by playing the French horn, piano, and drums in various school bands, jazz bands and orchestras, and years of writing, perform- ing, and recording (in ITL/TVPL, now IMS) with his experimental rock band. In 2000, J.J. moved to Pune, India, on a study abroad program and met internationally renowned sitar player Ustad Usman Khan. For the past 14 years, he studied sitar under Khanat Naad Mandir, traveling back to Pune seven times, most recently spending a year in India during 2012-2013.

An avid education, J.J. has taught middle school mathematics, ran an elementary-age after school program for several years, taught remedial math to adults and now intends to focus primarily on teaching and per- forming with the sitar and increasing productivity through organic methods in his garlic patch.

J.J. has performed in the United States, India, and Thailand and recently relocated to Walla Walla, WA. More music at https://



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