My name is Ajay Walther. I'm from Chappaqua, NY - a small town in Westchester County just outside of New York City. I attend a public high school which unfortunately cannot boast too much of its diversity, but certainly can of its academics - probably too much. As making it in the world begins to get tougher with institutions becoming more competitive by the year, I've noticed that students are sometimes turning away from helping one another succeed or working together to reach their full potential. This mindset is driven by increasingly pressurized and rigorous curriculums designed to push the students capable of handling it to the top - and weed out the 'weak' ones. Such a mindset (which of course is not evident everywhere) is not one that I would like to grow up with, which is one of the reasons I am so fascinated by TeenzTalk. This website alone has managed to grab and share stories of people from different backgrounds - to create a diverse platform which redefines learning and success. Prior to joining the team, I knew that TeenzTalk aligned with some of my passions and current projects that I'm working on. For example, I co-run the 'Doctors Without Borders' club at my high school where we help create awareness of the group's work worldwide. Additionally, Model UN - a student simulation of the United Nations which I participate in - helped me draw connections to TeenzTalk, with bringing together different people from around the world to discuss core UN issues and draft comprehensive resolutions. This blending and interacting of global teenagers, I believe, spawns new principles of a generation that is willing to compromise, share, and embrace each other rather than turning against each other - whether its students in the classroom or countries ready to engage in nuclear warfare.