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ALLIE ROSENFELD

Executive Director 

Portland, OR | Communication Studies

In addition to TEDx Northwestern, I am involved in Form and Function marketing, ISBE (Institute for Student Business Education), and Club Tennis. I love listening to podcasts and am passionate about learning more about market trends, specifically in the Health and Wellness industry. If not found doing one of these activities, trying new restaurants in Chicago, or reading blogs, I am most likely in a spin class.

JOHN ZEEMAN

Associate Director

Lake Forest, IL | Chemical Engineering & Economics

I grew up in Chicago Illinois, and lived most of my life in Lake Forest Illinois. I lived in Singapore for three years, and that inspired my love of cultural exchange, travel, and food. I am an amateur golfer, and love to learn. On campus I am involved with the Investment Management Group, Greek Life, Model United Nations, and Club Golf. I am also both a Chemical Engineering and Economics Double Major here at Northwestern. I am excited for my first year at TEDxNorthwesternU!

BENJAMIN THOMAE

Curation Chair

Zionsville, IN | Neuroscience

I am a senior from Zionsville, Indiana studying Neuroscience as a pre-med student. Outside of TEDxNorthwesternU, I am involved in the Young Research Group and Phi Delta as the philanthropy chair. I enjoy swimming, going to concerts, and eating Chipotle.

SAMANTHA BORJA
THEME ANNOUNCED

Marketing Chair

Manila, Philippines | Economics & BIP & Design Innovation

I'm Sam, a fourth-year student at Northwestern studying Economics, Business Institutions and Design Innovation. I'm from Manila, Philippines - a good 16-hour flight away from campus. Apart from TEDx, I'm the Director of Client Relations for SCNO and a campus tour guide! In my free time, I enjoy drawing, listening to podcasts, and exploring different coffee shops and/or bakeries around Chicago.

JANAK MUKHERJI

Curation

Northville, MI | Neuroscience

I am a third-year studying neuroscience on the pre-med track. I'm from Michigan, but currently live in Indiana. Outside of TEDx, I am a captain for the club tennis team, and I love to spend time with my friends and watch Netflix. In the future, I hope to pursue a Master's in Public Health before going to medical school. 

TRICIA FISHBEIN

Curation

Hinsdale, IL | Civil Engineering

I am a fourth year student studying civil engineering with a focus in construction project management. Outside of the classroom and my involvement with TedxNorthwesternU, I am one of the tour guide coordinators on campus and the public relations chair of my a cappella group, the Undertones. Additionally, I love dancing in NUDM every year. In my free time you can catch me learning Tiktok dances or drinking cold brew at one of Evanston's coffee shops.

TANYA BHARGAVA

Curation

Vernon Hills, IL | Neuroscience & Global Health

I am a Sophomore from Vernon Hills, Illinois studying Neuroscience and Global Health on the premed track. Outside of TEDx Northwestern, you can find me working as a tour guide, doing research in a Neurology lab, or serving as a research mentor for high schoolers. In my free time, I love to travel, go on runs, and try out new recipes!

BELLA GIBB

Curation

Boulder, CO | Political Science & Linguistics

I'm a freshman from Boulder, Colorado and this is my first year being involved with exec. board! I moved a lot throughout my childhood and lived in four different African countries, which inspired a love of storytelling and cultural exchange that I'm excited to explore through TEDx. On campus, I'm also involved in Niteskool Productions and College Democrats, and in my free time you can find me walking the aisles of Trader Joe's to fuel my serious Everything Bagel Seasoning (TM) addiction.

YOSHI D'SOUZA

Curation

Nashville, TN | Economics & Learning and Organizational Change

I’m Yoshi, a freshman from Nashville, Tennessee studying Economics, Learning and Organizational Change and getting a minor in Portuguese or Spanish Language! I am passionate about consulting, marketing and using business as a driver to promote social change. I’m also interested in psychology and understanding the intersection between business and human behavior. Aside from TEDx, I am involved in consulting at ISBE Analytics (Institute for Students in Business Education), Lambda Strategy and a member of the Delta Sigma Pi (DSP) Professional Business Fraternity. Beyond academics, I am an avid mountain biker, amateur cook and aspiring photographer.

VICKY WOODBURN

Media / Marketing

Akron, OH | Journalism

I am a journalism major from Akron, Ohio who also studies leadership and integrated marketing communications. I have been on the TEDxNortthwesternU team since 2018 and I had the privilege of representing our group at TED Women 2019. As a journalism major, I am an enthusiastic advocate for storytelling and providing individuals with a platform to tell their stories. This is why I love helping with TEDx, since I am helping to give people that platform and opportunity. Outside of Northwestern, I also work full-time with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in their Office of Communications. There, I also get to pursue my goals of elevating underrepresented voices and making storytelling accessible to all. 

WILL XENAKIS

Media / Marketing

Lafayette, CA | Computer Science

I am a sophomore from Lafayette, California studying Computer Science. Outside of TEDxNorthwesternU I am founding a startup in the Garage on campus as well as Secretary of the NU chapter of the Alexander Hamilton Society. I love traveling, watching movies, and photography and I'm excited for my first year with the TEDx team!

JUDE ABIJAH

Media / Marketing

Frederick, MD | Economics & International Studies

I am a first-year student studying Economics and International Studies. Throughout my life I have sought to use the power of art and design to communicate ideas and inspire, and I am excited to help provide a platform for speakers to do the same. In addition to TEDxNorthwesternU, I am involved with the For Members Only student group and intend to join club rugby. I also enjoy reading and watching documentaries in my spare time.

ANGIE JANG

Logistics

Scarsdale, NY | Biology & Data Science & Science in Human Culture

I am a sophomore from Scarsdale, NY studying Biology, Data Science, and Science in Human Culture. I have always cultured a wild curiosity for the unknown, so I am constantly picking up new hobbies like food blogging, upcycling clothing, or hiking. I am especially passionate about using trend analysis to deepen my understanding of the intersection between health and social determinants in a global context. Besides TEDxNorthwesternU, I am also involved in Peer Health Exchange and Model United Nations.

WILLIAM FENG

Logistics

Xiamen, China | Economics

I am a Sophomore from Xiamen, China. I used to live in Kansas City, Missouri, for more than three years during my time in high school. I am a huge reality TV show fan and aspire to be a part of a season of Survivor. To hone my translation skills and give back, I have been translating TED videos from English to Chinese for more than 7 years now. Outside of TEDxNorthwesternU, I am involved in AIESEC, Global Engagement Summit, and Phi Alpha Delta. I have never been to Illinois. ( I am also an Econ major). 

DALIA SEGAL-MILLER

Logistics

Chapel Hill, NC | Social Policy & Legal Studies

I am a first-year from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and I am so excited to be a part of TEDxNorthwesternU! I plan on studying social policy and legal studies, with a focus on environmental law and policy. Aside from TEDx, I am involved with ASG (Student Government), Hillel, and NUDM (Northwestern University Dance Marathon).  In my free time, I can be found hiking, camping, or at a local coffee shop drinking anything but coffee.

ALAN SENKUS

Logistics

St. Lucie, FL | Computer Science

I'm a first-year student studying Computer Science living in Florida, though born in Lithuania. I'm interested in all things technology, entertainment, and design, and specifically how technology can be used in unusual ways to make unique experiences. On the rare occasion that I'm not working or studying, I love to take long random walks to nowhere and play the piano.

TOM QUINN

Logistics

Summit, NJ | Legal Studies & BIP

I’m Tom Quinn and I’m a junior majoring in journalism with minors in legal studies and business institutions. Outside of TEDxNorthwesternU I am the treasurer of the sailing team. If I’m not sailing on Lake Michigan or watching TED Talks, you can find me discovering new music, running to a podcast or reading the news.

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