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The Team Behind TEDxHarvardCollege

Ana Olano Co-Curator and President Ana Olano is a sophomore from Miami, Florida living in Leverett House and planning on concentrating in Physics. Ana wants to become an entrepreneur, and has had a start in initiating and managing the Harvard Coffee House, a campus-wide monthly performance night at the Queen’s Head Pub, for which she won the Community Creation Award her freshman year and received recognition for in the Harvard Works campaign in her sophomore year. Ana is also involved in the music scene at Harvard--she is an alto in Harvard's mixed choir, the Harvard Radcliffe Collegium Musicum, and she enjoys starting sporadic ukulele jams in the yard.

Ana Olano
Co-Curator and President

Ana Olano is a sophomore from Miami, Florida living in Leverett House and planning on concentrating in Physics. Ana wants to become an entrepreneur, and has had a start in initiating and managing the Harvard Coffee House, a campus-wide monthly performance night at the Queen’s Head Pub, for which she won the Community Creation Award her freshman year and received recognition for in the Harvard Works campaign in her sophomore year. Ana is also involved in the music scene at Harvard--she is an alto in Harvard's mixed choir, the Harvard Radcliffe Collegium Musicum, and she enjoys starting sporadic ukulele jams in the yard.

Venkata Macha Co-Curator and President Venkata is a sophomore in Quincy House concentrating in Mathematics and Computer Science. Outside TEDxHarvardCollege, Venkata is involved with the Harvard Innovation Lab, as well as the Harvard College Entrepreneurship Forum. When free time permits, Venkata's passions include traveling, restaurant-hopping, and startups.

Venkata Macha
Co-Curator and President

Venkata is a sophomore in Quincy House concentrating in Mathematics and Computer Science. Outside TEDxHarvardCollege, Venkata is involved with the Harvard Innovation Lab, as well as the Harvard College Entrepreneurship Forum. When free time permits, Venkata's passions include traveling, restaurant-hopping, and startups.

Nebras Jemel Director of Logistics Nebras Jemel is a Tunisian sophomore at Harvard College, Interested in Computer Science and Economics. Aside from his work at TEDxHarvardCollege, He currently serves as the Treasurer for the Harvard Society of Arab Students and the Technology Chair for the Woodbridge International Society. He is also Involved with the Youth Alliance for the Leadership and Development in Africa (YALDA) where he serves as a Public Relations Chair, and ConVRgency Harvard College VR Lab where he is Head Engineer. He Worked as a Research Assistant in the Harvard Center of Middle Eastern Studies (CMES), and is currently a Teaching Fellow at Harvard's CS50.

Nebras Jemel
Director of Logistics

Nebras Jemel is a Tunisian sophomore at Harvard College, Interested in Computer Science and Economics. Aside from his work at TEDxHarvardCollege, He currently serves as the Treasurer for the Harvard Society of Arab Students and the Technology Chair for the Woodbridge International Society. He is also Involved with the Youth Alliance for the Leadership and Development in Africa (YALDA) where he serves as a Public Relations Chair, and ConVRgency Harvard College VR Lab where he is Head Engineer. He Worked as a Research Assistant in the Harvard Center of Middle Eastern Studies (CMES), and is currently a Teaching Fellow at Harvard's CS50.

Samuel Oh Director of Event Experience Sam is a junior at Harvard studying Neurobiology and Film Studies. In addition to TEDxHarvardCollege, Sam is also involved with the PBHA Committee on Deaf Awareness, Harvard Model Congress, and Club Swimming. Born and raised in Long Island, New York, his passions include listening to podcasts and audiobooks, jogging, playing video games, and watching classic films.

Samuel Oh
Director of Event Experience

Sam is a junior at Harvard studying Neurobiology and Film Studies. In addition to TEDxHarvardCollege, Sam is also involved with the PBHA Committee on Deaf Awareness, Harvard Model Congress, and Club Swimming. Born and raised in Long Island, New York, his passions include listening to podcasts and audiobooks, jogging, playing video games, and watching classic films.

 
Camille Falézan Director of Speakers Originally from Paris/London, Camille is a sophomore in Dunster House concentrating in Economics with a secondary in Mind, Brain and Behavior. She joined TEDxHarvard College during her freshman summer. She loves backpacking and camping (ask her about Alaska or the Allagash river), reading and frozen yogurt with chocolate. She can be found talking about how great Paris and London are, drinking Chai Tea or watching videos about strange sea creatures (never heard of Blobfish or Dumbo-octopus?). 

Camille Falézan
Director of Speakers

Originally from Paris/London, Camille is a sophomore in Dunster House concentrating in Economics with a secondary in Mind, Brain and Behavior. She joined TEDxHarvard College during her freshman summer. She loves backpacking and camping (ask her about Alaska or the Allagash river), reading and frozen yogurt with chocolate. She can be found talking about how great Paris and London are, drinking Chai Tea or watching videos about strange sea creatures (never heard of Blobfish or Dumbo-octopus?). 

 Amira Song                                                              Director of Speakers  Amira is a sophomore in Currier House planning on  pursuing a pre-med track. Born in Shenzhen, China,  Amira spent the first nine years of her life there before  moving to Toronto, where she spent another nine. On  campus, Amira is part of Harvard SMHL, Global  Brigades, and various PBHA programs. Some of her  favourite things include playing Go, horseback riding,  travelling, and listening to Kpop.  

 Amira Song                                                              Director of Speakers

 Amira is a sophomore in Currier House planning on  pursuing a pre-med track. Born in Shenzhen, China,  Amira spent the first nine years of her life there before  moving to Toronto, where she spent another nine. On  campus, Amira is part of Harvard SMHL, Global  Brigades, and various PBHA programs. Some of her  favourite things include playing Go, horseback riding,  travelling, and listening to Kpop.

 

Advisors


Advisors


TEDxHarvardCollege is indebted to the numerous Faculty Advisors who have dedicated time and effort to TED's cause. 

Stephen Burt, Co-Licensee, Professor of English, FAS

Margie Zohn, Leadership Coach & Preceptor, Harvard Expos 40 Public Speaking

Hugo Van Vuuren, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Lawrence Lessig, Roy L. Furman Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

David Ager, Senior Fellow of Executive Education, Harvard Business School. 

Jonathan Walton, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals, Harvard Divinity School and Pusey Minister of the Memorial Church 

Noah Feldman, Frankfurter Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Beth Porter, Vice President of Product, EdX

Stephen Ervin, Assistant Dean of Information Technology, Harvard Design School

Harry Lewis, Gordon McKay professor of computer science, Interim Dean, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences,

Daniel Gilbert, Professor of Psychology, Harvard College

Colin MaClay, Director of Harvard Business School Digital Initiative

Thank  you to the countless others who have helped us along the way!

TEDx


About TEDx, x = independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende, and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Long Beach, California, along with the TEDActive simulcast in Palm Springs; the annual TEDGlobal conference is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.

TEDx


About TEDx, x = independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende, and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Long Beach, California, along with the TEDActive simulcast in Palm Springs; the annual TEDGlobal conference is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.