Give a hand to our team

"Individually we are a drop. Together we are an ocean." -Ryun Satoro

Our Team Leads

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Katie
Kearney

Communications

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Celina
Sit

Logistics

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Brune
Bettler

Logistics

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Zenith
Jahid

Logistics

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Rishob
Dasgupta

Registration

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Alessandra
Keeler

Production

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Sameer
Mohammad

Partners & Financials

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Nicole
Zakiyan

Speakers

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Varun
Jawarani

Website

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Melissa
Khasbagan

Media

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Essa
Garrett

Experience Design

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Hannah
Jackson

Graphic Design

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Abhinav
Madduri

xLabs

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Tim
Pao

Outreach

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Nevin
Hall

Outreach

Our Team Members

Connectors: Jennifer Richmond, Vera Fischer, Allen Hilton
Experience Design: Aditi Reddy
Graphic Design: Suhas Gillipelli, Salma Bora
Logistics: Emiliano Castillo, Esmeralda Aguilar, Neha Kamble
Partners & Financials: Nick Wang, Armaan Srireddy, Safiyya Haider, Annabelle Gong, Christopher Shi
Media: Arnav Machavarapu
Production: Fiza Baqai, Citlalli Soto-Ferate
Registration: Zoie Lee, Trayi Vankamamidi
Speakers: Ibrahim Bisen, Freya Bansal, Aria Merchant, Miles Dintzner
xLabs: Tian Dong, Jason Luo, Srivaishnavi Marreddy, Tiffany Tobita
Outreach: Muna Barreh, Tiffany Nguyen, Emine Tunc, Erika Jones, Samia Arni, Malaika Beg
Website: Anoushka Narayan, Ishan Dasgupta

and Our Mentors

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Carol Reese

Co-organizer & Lead Mentor

CAROL REESE is an educator in Eanes ISD and an enthusiastic supporter of the idea that TED talks are not just for adults. After years of inviting speakers with “ideas worth spreading” to her classroom, she and a dynamic volunteer group launched TEDxYouth@Austin, building an engaging experience for area youth. An encourager, connector, and catalyst, she is excited about this event!

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Adnan Raja

Licensee, Co-organizer, & Mentor

Adnan is an experienced TEDx organizer & mentor with a background in profit, & not-for-profit organizations. He loves to create connections & encourage people to share and gain new perspectives. He particularly enjoys bridging the gap between different communities and cultures. His love for rallying a crowd around ideas is a prime example. It’s one reason he over the past five years has been heavily involved in the TEDxAustin community. He loves connecting people around great ideas.

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Sara Zaman

Mentor

Sara is heavily involved in volunteering and coordinating events for nonprofits when she’s not working. She loves spending time mentoring the youth in TEDxYouth@Austin and finding ways to help make the world a better place!