Meet the exec board

Speaker Liaison

Thomas is a Sophomore here at UW Madison and this is his second year in TEDx and his second year as Speaker Liaison. Outside of school and TEDx, Thomas fights for the Taekwondo team, is involved with the Economic Student Association and Investment Banking club. With his free time, Thomas enjoys working out and reading historical novels because he is an uber nerd.

President and Executive Curator

Sofi got involved with TEDxUWMadison at the start of freshman year and is even more passionate about it now. She loves creating fantastic events for her campus and showcasing all the amazing individuals at the university. Sofi is also incredibly passionate about audio storytelling and wants to be an audio journalist some day. She specifically wants to intern at the NPR TED Radio Hour podcast too. She loves bagels, twitter and podcasts more than life itself and is always down to talk politics and feminism.

Executive Events Director

Nihal enjoys watching Ted talks on the Ted talk app on his phone in his free time. He joined TEDx and executive board because he thinks TED talks are awesome and wanted to get more involved in planning UW's very own TEDx event. He seeks to become a doctor in the future and enjoys listening to music, hanging out with friends, watching Netflix, and watching TED talks in his free time.

Marketing and Public Relations Director

Lindsay joined TEDxUWMadison as a freshman, and has been a member of the executive board since her sophomore year. She was fortunate enough to attend TED Talks Live: Education Revolution in New York City fall of 2015 with Curator and President, Sofi LaLonde. Lindsay loves the global aspect of TED, and as an avid traveller herself, is always intrigued by the advances and adventures people are having around the world.

Co-Executive of Events and Planning Committee

Mitchell first learned about TEDxUWMadison at the student org fair freshman year and has been in love ever since. His favorite TED Talk is "Why city flags may be the worst-designed thing you've never noticed" by Roman Mars. Mitchell enjoys being outside and is very active year round. During the winter he enjoys cross country and downhill skiing. Mitchell is also a member of Euchre club. His career goal is to be an Epidemiologist.

Marketing Director

Zahra is a junior here at the UW-Madison, and has been a member of TEDx ever since her freshman year. As a marketing student, she wants to pursue to a career in digital marketing and/or advertisement. She hopes to use her marketing skills around the world for the greater good. In addition to watching TEDx videos during her free time, she loves reading a good book, baking, Instagramming anything and everything, and discussing good tv shows and movies.

Financial Committee Chair

Nick joined TEDx as a Sophomore looking to get involved in a group where he could provide a substantial impact as a general member. As an avid listener of Ted talks, TEDx was a perfect fit! When not controlling the finance activities for TEDx, you will probably find Nick watching or playing sports, more specifically, the Packers and Bucks.

Secretary and Marketing Committee

Bridget is a junior at UW-Madison and has been involved with TEDx since her sophomore year. Her favorite thing about TEDx is getting to see the event come together with all of the amazing speakers. Bridget is a Journalism and Strategic Communications major from Minnesota. When she's not doing homework or at TEDx she enjoys skiing, hiking and hanging out with friends.

Graphic Designer

Shelby is a sophomore here at the UW-Madison, and has been a member of TEDx ever since her freshman year. As Creative Director, she enjoys employing her artistic background to implement innovative design and branding for the TEDx group. When she’s not designing, Shelby enjoys disco, bulk food sections of grocery stores, and sometimes art.