Meet the Team

Louis (1)
Louis Finney

Director and Co-founder
B.S. Electrical Engineering '20
Would give a TEDTalk about what he learned from heart disease. Recommends Simon Sinek's "How Great Leaders Inspire Action."

Yasmeen (1)
Yasmeen Atta

Associate Director
B.S. Nursing '21
Would give a TED Talk on how Palestinian children are impacted under the current occupation. Recommends Amal Kassir's "The Muslim on the Airplane."

Elizabeth (1)
Elizabeth McLaren

Associate Director
M.A. Communication '20
Would give a TED Talk on using TED Talks in the ELA classroom. Recommends Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's "The Danger of a Single Story."

Parker (1)
Parker Dow

Student Advisor and Co-founder
B.S. Mechanical Engineering '20
Would give his TEDTalk on triplet identity. Recommends Scott Tillema's "The Secrets of Hostage Negotiators."

Chris King

Community Development
B.A. Business Administration '22
Would give a TED Talk about the effect of media on childhood development.   Recommends Brene Brown's "The Power of Vulnerability."

Megan 2 (1)
Megan Socha

Community Development
B.S. Biomedical Engineering '20
Would give a TEDTalk on why social justice matters. Recommends Simon Sinek's "How Great Leaders Inspire Action."

Michael (1)
Michael Chitko

Events and Logistics Chair
B.B.A Operations and Supply Chain Management '19
Would give a TEDTalk called "The Core of Happiness." Recommends Justin Baldoni's "Why I'm Done Trying to be Man Enough."

Veronica (1)
Veronica Maniak

Marketing Co-Chair
Biomedical Sciences ‘21
Would give a TED Talk on social media’s affect on human connection. Recommends Tim Urban's "Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator."

Katherine (1)
Katherine Reis

Marketing Co-Chair
B.A. Marketing & International Business '20
Would give a TED Talk about why everyone should care about environmental conservation & climate change. Recommends Mel Robbins's "How to Stop Screwing Yourself Over."

Alex Malitas

Finance and Business Analytics ‘21
Would give a TEDTalk on the impact of individual and group culture on success. Recommends Steven Kotler's "How to Open up the Next Level of Human Performance."

Alexis Ramirez

Speakers Co-Chair

Cierra Griffin

Speakers Co-Chair

Kelsey (1)
Kelsey Otero

Faculty Advisor
Associate Director, Social Innovation at Marquette's 707 Hub

As of September 2019, we are not seeking additional team members. Check back later!