Shannon Tran Co-Curator At a commanding height of 4'11, Shannon can be spotted running around the Davis campus taking pictures of squirrels while brainstorming TEDx conference ideas. As a double major and triple minor, Shannon has a passion for discovering new interests and seeing how they interact to form ideas and spark curiosities. When she is not listening to Freakonomics podcasts, she is usually training Pokemon, settling in Catan, or surfing Wikipedia. She tackles everyday challenges with the power of procrastination and a little help from the Beatles (& Sgt. Pepper). Shannon is very busy and important.

Shannon Tran

Co-Curator

At a commanding height of 4'11, Shannon can be spotted running around the Davis campus taking pictures of squirrels while brainstorming TEDx conference ideas. As a double major and triple minor, Shannon has a passion for discovering new interests and seeing how they interact to form ideas and spark curiosities. When she is not listening to Freakonomics podcasts, she is usually training Pokemon, settling in Catan, or surfing Wikipedia. She tackles everyday challenges with the power of procrastination and a little help from the Beatles (& Sgt. Pepper). Shannon is very busy and important.

Sankeerti Haniyur Co-Curator Sankeerti is a third year double majoring in Economics and Statistics. Her love learning new things drew her to TEDx because of the incredible message it spreads about sharing ideas. She can be found with her nose in a book most of the time, but when she's not reading, she enjoys watching movies and cooking new recipies in the kitchen.

Sankeerti Haniyur

Co-Curator

Sankeerti is a third year double majoring in Economics and Statistics. Her love learning new things drew her to TEDx because of the incredible message it spreads about sharing ideas. She can be found with her nose in a book most of the time, but when she's not reading, she enjoys watching movies and cooking new recipies in the kitchen.

Kristen Schroth Director of Marketing Kristen is a third year studying Psychology and Communication who is eager to traverse the depths of human minds and interactions. Her desire for exploration extends to her goal of someday traveling the world for a better insight into the contrastive motivations and behaviors of different people globally, and for a glimpse of just how exquisite our Earth is.

Kristen Schroth

Director of Marketing

Kristen is a third year studying Psychology and Communication who is eager to traverse the depths of human minds and interactions. Her desire for exploration extends to her goal of someday traveling the world for a better insight into the contrastive motivations and behaviors of different people globally, and for a glimpse of just how exquisite our Earth is.

Justin Hurst Director of Partnership A native son of Northern California, Justin is a second-year studying Microbiology and International Relations, with a hopeful minor in Evolution.  He wants to eventually find a career that incorporates his two disciplines, but got involved with TEDx due to his fierce passion for learning and community. In his free time, he prefers to be found volunteering and hanging out with some of his friends - but, more likely, he will be studying or working.

Justin Hurst

Director of Partnership

A native son of Northern California, Justin is a second-year studying Microbiology and International Relations, with a hopeful minor in Evolution.  He wants to eventually find a career that incorporates his two disciplines, but got involved with TEDx due to his fierce passion for learning and community. In his free time, he prefers to be found volunteering and hanging out with some of his friends - but, more likely, he will be studying or working.

 
Andrew Kielak Community Outreach Chair Andrew - also known as 'Ranger', which rhymes with danger -  is a second year Animal Science and Management major with a minor in Communications. His passions include all things agricultural and spreading knowledge, hence his involvement with TEDx. In his 'free time' he can be found caring for chickens at the avian facility, petting the cows at the dairy or hanging out with his AGR Brothers..

Andrew Kielak

Community Outreach Chair

Andrew - also known as 'Ranger', which rhymes with danger -  is a second year Animal Science and Management major with a minor in Communications. His passions include all things agricultural and spreading knowledge, hence his involvement with TEDx. In his 'free time' he can be found caring for chickens at the avian facility, petting the cows at the dairy or hanging out with his AGR Brothers..

Reema Mohsin Social Media Manager Reema is a fourth year Computer Science and Economics double major. She hopes that TEDx will spread her passion for technology and innovative ideas to the Davis community. Reema is a lover of music and dancing and can often be found exploring the world for new adventures.

Reema Mohsin

Social Media Manager

Reema is a fourth year Computer Science and Economics double major. She hopes that TEDx will spread her passion for technology and innovative ideas to the Davis community. Reema is a lover of music and dancing and can often be found exploring the world for new adventures.

Brittany Chin

Creative Activities Co-Director

Born and raised in the Bay Area, Brittany is a second-year Communications major at UC Davis. She hopes to one day work for the San Francisco Giants, get an annual pass to Disneyland, and raise a corgi.

 

Surya Jones Creative Activities Co-Director  Surya is a second year majoring in International Relations. Introduced to TED talks in high school, her love for them has only grown over time. Now a regular listener of the NPR TED radio hour and various other similar podcasts Surya is bringing her creativity and passion for communal learning to TEDxUCDavis. She is also involved in the Boxing Club here at UC Davis, an avid gym goer and self proclaimed foodie.

Surya Jones

Creative Activities Co-Director

 Surya is a second year majoring in International Relations. Introduced to TED talks in high school, her love for them has only grown over time. Now a regular listener of the NPR TED radio hour and various other similar podcasts Surya is bringing her creativity and passion for communal learning to TEDxUCDavis. She is also involved in the Boxing Club here at UC Davis, an avid gym goer and self proclaimed foodie.

 
Brandon Yung Director of Design Brandon is a 4th year double-major in Design and Communications with a minor in Economics. He loves TEDx for the inspiring and creative messages that people have to share with the world. When he isn't staring at Photoshop on his computer, he is probably at a bowling alley staring down the pins instead, or out and about traveling

Brandon Yung

Director of Design

Brandon is a 4th year double-major in Design and Communications with a minor in Economics. He loves TEDx for the inspiring and creative messages that people have to share with the world. When he isn't staring at Photoshop on his computer, he is probably at a bowling alley staring down the pins instead, or out and about traveling

Debparna Pratiher Design Team A creative enthusiast, Debparna is a second year computer science and design major who actively seeks to combine design and technology to create new products. When she's not designing or coding, she is often finding inspiration by going to new places, exploring a new opportunity or starting a new venture. She passionate about ideas and using them to impact others. 

Debparna Pratiher

Design Team

A creative enthusiast, Debparna is a second year computer science and design major who actively seeks to combine design and technology to create new products. When she's not designing or coding, she is often finding inspiration by going to new places, exploring a new opportunity or starting a new venture. She passionate about ideas and using them to impact others. 

Cynthia Chong Design Team Originally from Hong Kong, Cynthia is a senior double majoring in design and art studio. She is passionate about graphics design and aims to design for a better world. She is a coffeeholic who love reading, painting, exercising and traveling. Her desire to learn new things keep her motivated..  

Cynthia Chong

Design Team

Originally from Hong Kong, Cynthia is a senior double majoring in design and art studio. She is passionate about graphics design and aims to design for a better world. She is a coffeeholic who love reading, painting, exercising and traveling. Her desire to learn new things keep her motivated..

 

Jamie Chin Designer Team A Bay Area Native, Jamie is a 2nd year Design major with an emphasis in graphic design. She is interested in pursuing a career as a concept artist or graphic designer. In her free time, she likes listening to music and playing video games.

Jamie Chin

Designer Team

A Bay Area Native, Jamie is a 2nd year Design major with an emphasis in graphic design. She is interested in pursuing a career as a concept artist or graphic designer. In her free time, she likes listening to music and playing video games.

 
Kelly Wen Director of Speakers Kelly Wen is a 3rd year double majoring in Economics and Communication. She is also apart of Academic Affairs Commission and Davis Women in Business. If she has free time, she loves to cook and binge watch on her favorite shows. She always have found TED talk inspiring and she hopes to inspire Davis by being apart of the TEDxUCDavis team.

Kelly Wen

Director of Speakers

Kelly Wen is a 3rd year double majoring in Economics and Communication. She is also apart of Academic Affairs Commission and Davis Women in Business. If she has free time, she loves to cook and binge watch on her favorite shows. She always have found TED talk inspiring and she hopes to inspire Davis by being apart of the TEDxUCDavis team.

Thien Tran Speaker Relations Thien (TN) is from San Jose, California. He enjoys being outdoor and the smell for fresh, crisp air. Thien believes in the power of collaboration. He is drawn to TEDxUCDavis since it provides a voice for those with innovative ideas.  

Thien Tran

Speaker Relations

Thien (TN) is from San Jose, California. He enjoys being outdoor and the smell for fresh, crisp air. Thien believes in the power of collaboration. He is drawn to TEDxUCDavis since it provides a voice for those with innovative ideas.

 

Ashley Wang Speaker Relations Ashley is a fourth year Managerial Economics major and Psychology minor. She is an avid Anthony Bourdain fan and a huge foodie. She was drawn to TEDx because she is passionate about spreading innovation and stimulating the minds of her peers

Ashley Wang

Speaker Relations

Ashley is a fourth year Managerial Economics major and Psychology minor. She is an avid Anthony Bourdain fan and a huge foodie. She was drawn to TEDx because she is passionate about spreading innovation and stimulating the minds of her peers

Ben Gurewitz  Speaker Relations Ben is as first year Political Science -  Public Service major. He thinks that individuals elevating their voices is one of the most important things in this world. Ben has passion for speaking up for people who are marginalized by our education system, and is also die-hard baseball fan.

Ben Gurewitz

 Speaker Relations

Ben is as first year Political Science -  Public Service major. He thinks that individuals elevating their voices is one of the most important things in this world. Ben has passion for speaking up for people who are marginalized by our education system, and is also die-hard baseball fan.

 
Priyanka Shah Speakers Relations Priyanka is majoring in Electrical Engineering with a minor in economics. She an avid reader and she occasionally paints. Priyanka is a part of TEDx because she truly believe in its motto of spreading inspiration across the world. She hopes, someday, to inspire those around her and spread the passion that she has for engineering.  

Priyanka Shah

Speakers Relations

Priyanka is majoring in Electrical Engineering with a minor in economics. She an avid reader and she occasionally paints. Priyanka is a part of TEDx because she truly believe in its motto of spreading inspiration across the world. She hopes, someday, to inspire those around her and spread the passion that she has for engineering.

 

Srishti Birla Speaker Relations Passion and curiosity are what attracted Srishti to the TEDx platform. Being a dancer all her life, Srishti can often be seen choreographing new dance routines (and practicing old ones) at the arc! She is a fourth year major in Computer Science and minor in Technology Management, and is really excited to be a part of a platform like TEDx that can voice and spread innovative and creative ideas to a widespread audience.

Srishti Birla

Speaker Relations

Passion and curiosity are what attracted Srishti to the TEDx platform. Being a dancer all her life, Srishti can often be seen choreographing new dance routines (and practicing old ones) at the arc! She is a fourth year major in Computer Science and minor in Technology Management, and is really excited to be a part of a platform like TEDx that can voice and spread innovative and creative ideas to a widespread audience.