OUR 2017 TEAM

TEDxColumbiaCollegeChicago is an organization of graduate and undergraduate Columbia students who plan and execute an annual TEDx event on campus. We are a community of thought leaders and creative intellectuals who propose innovative ideas and act upon them with the intention of changing the world around us.

 
 

Managing Directors

 
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Tess Carmody, President and License Holder

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Ashley Maahs, SOC Representative

 
 

Production Team

 
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Steph Hanson, Director

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Matthew Johnson, Director

 
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Bry Liggins, Associate

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Israel Machado, Associate

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Alec Medina, Associate

 

Finance Team

 
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Rosie Shultz, Director

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Cristina Granados, Associate

 
 

Creative Team

 
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Eboni Bryant, Director

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Luisa Martinez, Associate

 
 

Marketing & Social Media Team

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Shaunda Brooks, Director

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Khanh Nguyen, Associate

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Anya Kohlman, Associate

 

Speakers Team

 
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Collin Herzog, Director

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Cameron Hubert, Associate

 
 

Media Team

 
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Rialin Jose, Director

 

Advisors

 
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Meg Duguid, Faculty Advisor

Meg Duguid is an Arts Administrator, an Educator, and an Artist. She has managed multiple lecture series, grant allocations and exhibitions in her career all while maintaining an art practice.  Currently, she is the Director of Exhibitions at DEPS for Columbia College Chicago. Duguid received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her MFA from Bard College. She has performed and exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 6018 NORTH, Slow Gallery, the Mission, Terrain, and Defibrillator Performance Art Space in Chicago, as well as the DUMBO Arts Festival in Brooklyn, 667 Shotwell in San Francisco, and the Zona Maco Art Fair in Mexico City. From 2009 to 2011 she ran Clutch Gallery, a 25-square-inch white cube located in the heart of her purse; since then, she lends her purse to others to curate and carry. Duguid is a member of Tiger Strikes Asteroid Chicago and lives and works in Chicago with her husband, her son, and three cats.

 
 
 
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Susan Newman, Professional Advisor

Susan is a career marketing professional and instructor at Columbia College Chicago. Since 2001, Susan has taught the college's popular Marketing Yourself course, showing students how to apply sales tactics and marketing strategies for career happiness and success. The course has prepared hundreds to enter the workforce with confidence and career-enhancing tools. As an instructor, Susan calls upon her 15 years of networking and marketing experience with large and small organizations, including Leo Burnett, Playboy Enterprises, and Make-A-Wish Foundation, as well as brands such as Jose Cuervo, Smirnoff and Phillip Morris. Susan is a native Chicagoan who knows firsthand that everyone has the potential to fulfill their dreams.