The TEDxOhioStateUniversity Team

Executive Board

Brandon Muschlitz | Curator

Liv Birdsall | Director of Communications

Therese Rajasekera | Director of Community Engagement

Alex Cochran & Chanan Brown | Directors of Content

Raine McMullen | Director of Design

Holly Rack | Director of Finance

Jasneet Singh | Director of Logistics

Samantha Lechner | Director of Marketing

Mihir Baxi | Director of Outreach & Development

Communications Committee

Eman Eltobgy

Keith Contrera

Maheen Nadeem

Mehak Arora

Sri Karri

Maheen Nadeem

Community Engagement Committee

Caroline Klug

Faryal Sharif

Jocelyn May

Lindsey Boyce

Nadia Ayad

Shivani Patel

Stacy George

Tracey Okine

Vaughn Hunt

Content Committee

Danielle Nagy

Emma Van Bakel

Jessica Mongilio

Jordan Moseley

Karan Rai

Leaha Mathis

Michael Watson

Sarah Beadle

Sierra Nave

Vanja Tolj

Finance Committee

Adam Benway

Elizabeth Parisi

Jeremy Schatz

Design Committee

Da Lee

Emily Khoury

Ethan Newburger

Jacob Katz

Nicole Riemer

Tiffany Lau

Logistics Committee

Avish Jain

Brian Bachir

Jessica Shakesprere

Nabiha Islam

Ross Guthery

Sabrina Bulas

Sara Liang

Marketing Committee

Andrew Lewis

Deepti Gupta

Gabriella Wittbrod

Julia Chalmers

Ryan Hines

Yifan Xu

Outreach & Development Committee

Greg Nagy

Haozhe Zhao

Joel Salas

Lexi Hemker

Sanjana Chidambaram


Jillian Baer | Graduate Progams Coordinator, College of Public Affairs, The Ohio State University

Dr. Amy Barnes | Senior Lecturer, Department of Educational Studies, College of Education and Human Ecology, The Ohio State University

Dr. Gretchen Metzelaars | Senior Associate Vice President, Office of Student Life, The Ohio State University


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 conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with many initiatives.

At a TED conference, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less. TED speakers have included Roger Ebert, Sheryl Sandberg, Bill Gates, Elizabeth Gilbert, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Brian Greene, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Three major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Vancouver, Canada, simultaneous with TEDActive, in Whistler, BC; and the TEDGlobal Conference takes place each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.

On, talks from TED conferences are shared with the world for free as TED Talks videos. A new TED Talk is posted every weekday. Through the Open Translation Project, TED Talks are subtitled by volunteers worldwide into more than 90 languages. Through our distribution networks, TED Talks are shared on TV, radio, Netflix and many websites.

The TEDx initiative grants free licenses to people around the world to organize TED-style events in their communities with TED Talks and live speakers. More than 5,000 TEDx events have been held, and selected talks from these events are also turned into TED Talks videos.

The annual TED Prize grants $1 million to an exceptional individual with a wish to change the world. The TED Fellows program helps world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities. TED-Ed creates short video lessons by pairing master teachers with animators, for use in classroom instruction or independent learning.