THE TEAM
Bella Gibb.jpg
BELLA GIBB

Executive Director

Boulder, CO | English Literature, History, Linguistics

This is my third year in TEDx and first year as executive director! On campus, I'm also involved in childhood literacy volunteering with the Center for Civic Engagement. In my free time, you can find me reading, writing, and listening to my favorite podcasts!

Yoshi D'Souza.jpg
YOSHI D'SOUZA

Associate Director

Nashville, TN | Economics & LOC

​I’m Yoshi, a current junior from Nashville, Tennessee studying Economics and LOC. 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) and a member of a business fraternity on campus. I am also an amateur cook and love to try new recipes!

Alan Senkus.jpg
ALAN SENKUS

Treasurer

St. Lucie, FL | Computer Science & Economics 

I'm a third 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.

THEME ANNOUNCED
2BA57F35-476C-4AB7-954F-FC1638AC5247.jpeg
JANYA SUNDAR

Curation Co-Chair

Bay Area, CA | Journalism & Economics 

i! I'm Janya, and I'm from the Bay Area. I'm studying journalism and economics. In addition to TedX Northwestern, I am a staff writer for the Daily Northwestern. In my free time, I enjoy running by the lake, drinking too much Philz coffee, and thrifting. 

IMG_2885.JPG
ARI BERNICK

Curation  Co-Chair

Boca Raton, FL | Journalism 

My name is Ari Bernick. I am a second-year studying Journalism and Legal Studies from South Florida. I am the co-head of the Curation board this year. Aside from TEDx, I am involved with the Wnur News, am a tour guide, and am in charge of the TikTok content for NU Admissions. I am very excited about the event this year!

IMG-1491.JPG
EVA OFFUTT

Media/Marketing Chair

Wauwatosa, WI | Psychology, CSD, & IMC Certificate

I am a third year studying Human Communication Sciences and Disorders and Psychology.  Outside of Tedx, you can find me giving tours for the admissions office, working as a research mentor, and serving on the community engagement committee of NUDM. I am so excited to be a part of TedxNU and begin working towards a successful confrence this year!

9079E3B3-2539-437F-A80A-D12A000EA715_4_5005_c.jpeg
HANNAH SAULS

Logistics  Chair

Durham, NC | Anthropology & Biology  

I am a third year student from Durham, North Carolina studying anthropology and biology. Outside of TEDxNorthwesternU, I work with a qualitative research lab and am an RA on campus! In my free time, I love watching movies, hanging out at local coffee shops, and baking.

08E923DF-9A6B-44CA-831C-F79D7CBA838D.jpeg
Mia Cheng

Curation 

Bay Area, CA | Computer Science & Design Engineering

Hi, I'm Mia Cheng, a sophomore studying CS and Manufacturing and Design. I love movies, music, and all things food and coffee. When I'm not coding or designing, I like cooking, thrifting, reading, and lifting. I'm super excited to work with Tedx this year and help create talk to impact and inspire!

IMG_0656.jpg
CAMI LAYDEN

Curation 

Evanston, IL | Material Science & Engineering 

I’m a second year student currently studying Material Science and Engineering. I’m actually from Evanston- actually fairly near campus! I’m very excited for my first year on the curation committee and the opportunity to help people share their unique stories. In my free time I love drawing, painting, writing poetry, and playing tennis!

image0 (1).jpeg
Yong-Yu Huang

Curation

Taipei, Taiwan / Penang, Malaysia | Undecided

I’m involved in a few different clubs on campus, like UPEP and Helicon, and I’m so excited to see what TEDx will look like!

TEDxNorthwesternU headshot.png
DALIA SEGAL-MILLER

Curation

Chapel Hill, NC | Social Policy, Legal Studies, Civic Engagement

I am so excited for my third year on TEDxNorthwesternU! On campus, aside from TEDx, I am involved with Associated Student Government, Hillel, and NU College Democrats. When I am not running late to a meeting or completing one of my many daily treks to Annenberg, I can be found hiking, camping, or at a local coffee shop drinking anything but coffee (although I have a newfound love for cold brew - so stay tuned!).

Tanya Bhargava.jpg
TANYA BHARGAVA

Curation

Vernon Hills, IL | Neuroscience & Global Health

I am a junior 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!

IMG_6858 4.jpeg
SARA YEN

Media/Marketing 

 Bay Area, CA | Environmental Studies & Legal Studies

I'm Sara, a sophomore from the Bay Area, California double majoring in Environmental Sciences and Legal Studies. I hope to study abroad and later pursue a career in environmental law and justice. Outside of TEDx, I edit for the Northwestern Undergraduate Law Journal and design for the NU Asian Magazine. In my free time, you can find me brush lettering, watching Asian TV shows, or reading science fiction!

Julia NT grad photo 2020.JPG
JULIA BRAHAM

Media / Marketing

Winnetka, IL | RTVF & Sociology 

I'm a third-year from Winnetka, IL studying RTVF and Sociology. I strongly believe that media (or educational events such as TED Talks) can be powerful tools to affect social change, which is why I'm thrilled to be on the TEDxNorthwesternU team this year. Outside of TEDxNorthwesternU, you can find me sailing, playing guitar, or watching a good movie! 

Image 1_Josue_Idani.jpg
JOSUE IDANI

Media/Marketing 

Coral Springs, FL | Neuroscience & Global Health 

I'm a junior from Coral Springs, Florida. I'm studying Neuroscience and Global Health on the pre-med track. Outside of TEDx, you'll find me doing research, writing music, and playing my ukulele. I love talking and engaging in new foods, musics, and cultures.

sarine_2021_094_web.jpg
Sarine Meguerditchian

Media/Marketing 

Boston, MA | Political Science & Economics

My name is Sarine Meguerditchian and I am a freshman from the Boston area. I love everything New England-related, and outside of TedX, I am part of the University Singers choir, play on the Ultimate Frisbee team, and am a part of the Armenian Students' Association. In my free time, you can find me thrifting, baking, or trying out the cute little coffee shops Evanston has to offer!

IMG_7159.jpeg
Fuma Ueda

Media/Marketing 

Tokyo, Japan | Political Science & Social Policy

I'm a sophomore majoring in social policy, political science, and pursuing the Integrated Marketing Communications certificate. Marketing has always been a passion of mine, and I'm excited to be involved with TEDx helping to make the event a success! Outside of TED, I'm involved with campus publications like The Daily Northwestern and InsideNU, and can also be found at Blom on Tuesdays and Thursdays participating in the Badminton Club.

IMG_3276 (1).jpg
Alex Tobias

Media/Marketing 

Boston, MA | Psychology, Economics, Global Health

I'm Alex, a freshman from Boston, Massachusetts planning to study economics and psychology here at NU! I joined Tedx because I have always found the videos extremely interesting, and I thought hosting a conference would be such an exciting opportunity to be a part of! In my free time, I am a sports fanatic, love to go to the gym, and can almost always be found with a pair of headphones on or a speaker listening to music!

IMG_0538.jpg
Rose Kanaley

Media/Marketing 

Mission Hills, KS | Journalism and International Studies

I'm a sophomore majoring in journalism and international studies, and I am so excited to be a part of TEDx! Aside from TEDx, I am involved with NUDM (Dance Marathon) and the Spoon Publication. In my free time you can find me reading by the lakefill, exploring the Evanston restaurant scene, and checking out new movies.

tedxpic_edited_edited.jpg
RIVA LAKKADI

Logisitics

Hoffman States, IL | Computer Science & Business Institutions 

I am a sophomore from Hoffman Estates, Illinois, and I am beyond excited for my first year with the TEDx team! I am studying Computer Science and minoring in Business Institutions, with a special interest in studying Human Computer Interaction. Outside of TEDx, I am on the outreach committee for SWE which focuses on empowering young girls in STEM. 

IMG_2266_09-11-2021-17-43-15.jpeg
YEJIN SOHN

Logistics 

Chandler, AZ | Economics 

I'm Yejin, a sophomore Economics major from Arizona. This is my first year with TEDx and I am excited to learn how to apply creativity to the technical aspects of event planning by being a part of organizing such a big event on campus. Other than TEDx, I am also involved with KASA. In my free time, you can find me trying new restaurants and taking walks along the lake. 

IMG_9653.JPG
HANNAH MA

Logistics 

Portland, OR | Biological Sciences & Data Science 

I am a second-year from Portland, Oregon studying Biology and Data Science. I'm a huge fan of how TED has the power to uplift really interesting stories from people I'd be unlikely to meet otherwise, and am excited to continue this work in my second year with TEDxNU! I am also involved with Chinatown Health Initiative and serve as a Physics tutor for Academic Support and Learning Advancement. Away from school, I love exploring cafés and spending my free time learning to dance.