Join the Team

As of August 2019, we are looking for:

  • An organized and motivated Events and Logistics Chair. The Events and Logistics Team handles event preparation and guest experience: booking venues, catering, media, and so on.
  • A creative and collaborative Marketing Team member. The Marketing Team elevates the presence of TEDxMarquetteU in our communities, online and in person. This means writing web stories, managing social media, ordering merch, etc.
  • Flexible, up-for-a-challenge Speakers Team members. The Speakers Team are the unsung heroes of our events. They scout, vet, and coach speakers to ensure every talk is purely TED. Preferred skills: perseverance, patience, positivity.
  • Energetic and passionate Ambassadors that help us spread the word about our events by talking to their classes/colleges, sharing social media content, and tabling. Their time commitments are relatively small, but their impact is huge.

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