Presidents

  BECCA LAFAIR,  Co-president   As a Business major, I felt like I was only learning business ideas. As a naturally curious person I wanted to learn and hear ideas from all different types of disciplines. I joined TEDxNortheasternU because of it interdisciplinary nature and mission to explore all type of ideas. I can’t wait to work with the team this year and put together the event!    What would you be famous for?  Promoter of breakfast tacos

BECCA LAFAIR, Co-president

As a Business major, I felt like I was only learning business ideas. As a naturally curious person I wanted to learn and hear ideas from all different types of disciplines. I joined TEDxNortheasternU because of it interdisciplinary nature and mission to explore all type of ideas. I can’t wait to work with the team this year and put together the event!

What would you be famous for?
Promoter of breakfast tacos

  scott breece , co-president   I've always enjoyed learning new ideas and bringing people together. I thought tedxnortheasternu may be the perfect platform to do that!    What is your spirit animal?  Possibly a wolf? I was always fond of the animal growing up but they also have a lot of positive traits I can see somewhat similarly in myself. Also howling is pretty cool.

scott breece, co-president

I've always enjoyed learning new ideas and bringing people together. I thought tedxnortheasternu may be the perfect platform to do that!

What is your spirit animal?
Possibly a wolf? I was always fond of the animal growing up but they also have a lot of positive traits I can see somewhat similarly in myself. Also howling is pretty cool.

Finance

  Jarett Elser , director of finance   i joined tedxnortheasternu To gain a wider understanding of fields outside the scope of engineering.    What would you be famous for?  Creating a new product that changes the world for the better

Jarett Elser, director of finance

i joined tedxnortheasternu To gain a wider understanding of fields outside the scope of engineering.

What would you be famous for?
Creating a new product that changes the world for the better

 

Operations

  sarah yaffe , director of operations   I watch different TED Talks multiple times a week as a way to learn, grow, and meditate. I have always wanted to get involved in the behind-the-scenes work of a TEDx event so I was fortunate to find this incredible opportunity at Northeastern!    WHat is your spirit animal?  Kangaroos... Because they are laidback, adorable animals that hop everywhere!

sarah yaffe, director of operations

I watch different TED Talks multiple times a week as a way to learn, grow, and meditate. I have always wanted to get involved in the behind-the-scenes work of a TEDx event so I was fortunate to find this incredible opportunity at Northeastern!

WHat is your spirit animal?
Kangaroos... Because they are laidback, adorable animals that hop everywhere!

 

Speaker Team

  erika smitten , director of speaker team   i joined tedxnortheasternu because Education is one of the most valuable assets you can have and my passion is to spread it to anyone that wants to learn, wherever they come from.    What is your spirit animal?  Dolphin! My favorite sea animal and reminds me of home. My room used to be all dolphins.

erika smitten, director of speaker team

i joined tedxnortheasternu because Education is one of the most valuable assets you can have and my passion is to spread it to anyone that wants to learn, wherever they come from.

What is your spirit animal?
Dolphin! My favorite sea animal and reminds me of home. My room used to be all dolphins.

  jessica sun , speaker catalyst   Initially I loved the TEDxNortheasternU mission of connecting different people in our NU community across disciplines. During the process of meeting the TEDxNortheasternU team I became more drawn to the pace and culture of club, which is fast-paced productivity-driven but also everyone is incredibly friendly outside of work and everyone is down to have fun and chill together.    what would you be famous for?  Being max functional/productive without consecutive days of sleep.

jessica sun, speaker catalyst

Initially I loved the TEDxNortheasternU mission of connecting different people in our NU community across disciplines. During the process of meeting the TEDxNortheasternU team I became more drawn to the pace and culture of club, which is fast-paced productivity-driven but also everyone is incredibly friendly outside of work and everyone is down to have fun and chill together.

what would you be famous for?
Being max functional/productive without consecutive days of sleep.

  Ben Lagan , speaker catalyst   i joined tedxnortheasternu because It's a worthwhile cause that allows broadcasting of ideas that would otherwise have low visibility that are within the Northeastern Community.    if you were a professional wrestler, what would be your entrance song?  Thunderstruck by AC/DC

Ben Lagan, speaker catalyst

i joined tedxnortheasternu because It's a worthwhile cause that allows broadcasting of ideas that would otherwise have low visibility that are within the Northeastern Community.

if you were a professional wrestler, what would be your entrance song?
Thunderstruck by AC/DC

  Tim Kreuziger , Speaker catalyst  Everyone knows how difficult it can be to dive deep into a new topic. It is even harder when it is in a different discipline, or in a discipline you did not even know it exists. Being on the speaker team of TEDxNortheasternU, I want to open the door for people to explore knowledge they could have never imagined. I believe it’s a great opportunity for the Northeastern community to come together and share thoughts, ideas, and experiences. I am looking forward to work as part of a great team and contribute to the success of ‘ideas worth spreading.   what is your spirit animal?  Chimpanzee – I like stealing food from other people’s plates!

Tim Kreuziger, Speaker catalyst

Everyone knows how difficult it can be to dive deep into a new topic. It is even harder when it is in a different discipline, or in a discipline you did not even know it exists. Being on the speaker team of TEDxNortheasternU, I want to open the door for people to explore knowledge they could have never imagined. I believe it’s a great opportunity for the Northeastern community to come together and share thoughts, ideas, and experiences. I am looking forward to work as part of a great team and contribute to the success of ‘ideas worth spreading.

what is your spirit animal?
Chimpanzee – I like stealing food from other people’s plates!

Marketing Team

  Celine Au-YeunG , director of marketing   i joined tedxnortheasternu because I love learning about people and their stories, and putting on events for others that will leave them feeling like, "wow".    what is your spirit animal?  Capybara, because I'm a friend to all creatures and just looking to chill

Celine Au-YeunG, director of marketing

i joined tedxnortheasternu because I love learning about people and their stories, and putting on events for others that will leave them feeling like, "wow".

what is your spirit animal?
Capybara, because I'm a friend to all creatures and just looking to chill

  dani adams , marketing team   Growing up, I always loved watching Ted videos with my family. i joined tedxnortheasternu because I wanted to be a part of bringing the Ted experience and the knowledge it shares to the Northeastern community.    What would you be famous for?  Developing the perfect key lime pie recipe.

dani adams, marketing team

Growing up, I always loved watching Ted videos with my family. i joined tedxnortheasternu because I wanted to be a part of bringing the Ted experience and the knowledge it shares to the Northeastern community.

What would you be famous for?
Developing the perfect key lime pie recipe.

  Caroline klaey,  marketing team   I joined TEDxnortheasternu because i wanted to get more involved on campus, meet new people, and be a part of an incredible project involving TED.    if you were a professional wrestler, what would be your entrance song?  The final countdown

Caroline klaey, marketing team

I joined TEDxnortheasternu because i wanted to get more involved on campus, meet new people, and be a part of an incredible project involving TED.

if you were a professional wrestler, what would be your entrance song?
The final countdown

 

Design Team

  shelby robin , director of design   i joined tedxnortheasternu to Work on graphic design for an event and learn about other disciplines!    What is your spirit animal?  Miniature elephant...don't think that is real, but I feel like elephants are chill and fun animals, but my spirit animal would be like a small elephant, like dog sized, because I feel like that is more me.

shelby robin, director of design

i joined tedxnortheasternu to Work on graphic design for an event and learn about other disciplines!

What is your spirit animal?
Miniature elephant...don't think that is real, but I feel like elephants are chill and fun animals, but my spirit animal would be like a small elephant, like dog sized, because I feel like that is more me.

  Annie Lee , design team   i joined tedxnortheasternu because I'm excited to be involved in designing an experience. Nowadays, I think it's super relevant to design an experience rather than something that's quick n' go.    if you were a professional wrestler, what would be your entrance song?  no roots by alice merton

Annie Lee, design team

i joined tedxnortheasternu because I'm excited to be involved in designing an experience. Nowadays, I think it's super relevant to design an experience rather than something that's quick n' go.

if you were a professional wrestler, what would be your entrance song?
no roots by alice merton

  silvia diaz , design team   I wanted to join TEDxNortheasternU because I could never focus on one subject my whole life. I didn’t want to work in just one field since I had so many interests. TEDxNortheasternU seemed like the perfect way to continue encouraging interdisciplinary thinking at Northeastern so of course I wanted to get involved!    What would you be famous for?  Probably my Instagram feed because I spend way too much time making sure it looks good.

silvia diaz, design team

I wanted to join TEDxNortheasternU because I could never focus on one subject my whole life. I didn’t want to work in just one field since I had so many interests. TEDxNortheasternU seemed like the perfect way to continue encouraging interdisciplinary thinking at Northeastern so of course I wanted to get involved!

What would you be famous for?
Probably my Instagram feed because I spend way too much time making sure it looks good.

Club Team

  miranda nimmer , director of club activities   I joined tedxnortheasternu To expand my knowledge through the different topics and talks and also through working with such a diverse and passionate group of leaders on the team.    if you were a professional wrestler, what would be your entrance song?  Spice Girl (by Amine) or Finesse (by Bruno Mars)

miranda nimmer, director of club activities

I joined tedxnortheasternu To expand my knowledge through the different topics and talks and also through working with such a diverse and passionate group of leaders on the team.

if you were a professional wrestler, what would be your entrance song?
Spice Girl (by Amine) or Finesse (by Bruno Mars)

  Catherine Delgado , club catalyst   I saw TEDxnortheasternu as an organization that was able to bring together many diverse people and I wanted to be a part of that. I also want to be part of a team that is able to build something long lasting on campus.    if you were a professional wrestler, what would be your entrance song?  Bodak Yellow

Catherine Delgado, club catalyst

I saw TEDxnortheasternu as an organization that was able to bring together many diverse people and I wanted to be a part of that. I also want to be part of a team that is able to build something long lasting on campus.

if you were a professional wrestler, what would be your entrance song?
Bodak Yellow

  Tristan munley ,   club catalyst   I wanted to join a club at northeastern where I could see physical proof of the hard work put into it, while also joining a club that was more intensive than some of the other programs that were less impressive. TEDxnortheasternu fit the bill perfectly.    What is your spirit animal?  Some kind of digital entertainer (Youtube, streaming, any new kind of social media sites)

Tristan munley, club catalyst

I wanted to join a club at northeastern where I could see physical proof of the hard work put into it, while also joining a club that was more intensive than some of the other programs that were less impressive. TEDxnortheasternu fit the bill perfectly.

What is your spirit animal?
Some kind of digital entertainer (Youtube, streaming, any new kind of social media sites)

Faculty Advisor

  Steven golden , Faculty Advisor  Professor golden is a full-time lecturer of entrepreneurship and innovation at northeastern university. Prior to joining Northeastern University, Professor Golden has held numerous executive positions at multinational consumer products companies where he and his teams have developed and commercialized over 300 consumer products for mass retail chains. His teaching experience covers entrepreneurship, innovation, corporate strategy, and product commercialization.

Steven golden, Faculty Advisor

Professor golden is a full-time lecturer of entrepreneurship and innovation at northeastern university. Prior to joining Northeastern University, Professor Golden has held numerous executive positions at multinational consumer products companies where he and his teams have developed and commercialized over 300 consumer products for mass retail chains. His teaching experience covers entrepreneurship, innovation, corporate strategy, and product commercialization.