EXECUTIVE BOARD

Camille Raquel

Camille Raquel

Curator

Camille Raquel is a second year Master of Social Work student at Cal State Long Beach. Her passion is rooted in community organizing and she deeply believes in the power of spreading thought-provoking ideas and making it accessible to everyone.She looks forward to serving you as this coming year’s Curator!

Sia Turay

Sia Turay

Director of Finance and Sponsorship

Sia Turay is in her fourth year at Cal State Long Beach studying Civil Engineering. She enjoys the beach, hiking, trying new foods, and listening to music. She aspires to own various successful businesses that will help people’s everyday lives. She is excited to serve on this school year’s TEDx executive team!

Kat Nguyen

Kat Nguyen

Director of Events and Activities

Kat Nguyen is in her third year Communications Studies major at Cal State Long Beach. She enjoys beach-y and bohemian vibes and loves concerts and music festivals. She is beyond excited to be a part of the 2016-17 TEDxCSULB team and looks forward to an awesome school year!

Cliff Johnson

Cliff Johnson

Director of Logistics

Cliff Johnson is a senior studying Operations and Supply Chain Management at Cal State Long Beach. He love classic cars and is the owner of a 1974 Chevy Nova HatchBack. Growing up in Long Beach, Cliff has a deep affinity for all things Long Beach and is proud to be a part of the 2016-17 TEDx team.

Eric Crenshaw

Eric Crenshaw

Director of Marketing

Graduating this Spring with a degree in Management Information Systems, Eric plans to use his last year to create sustainable partnerships for TEDxCSULB, while challenging and inspiring his university, colleagues, and community. Building on his experience with CSULB’s first TEDx Conference last year, he hopes to integrate TEDx with local campus cultures, and influence future generations to produce greater TEDx Events.

Janelle Reyes

Janelle Reyes

Executive Secretary

Janelle Reyes is a 3rd Year Business Accounting major at CSULB. She likes engaging conversations, listening to music and exploring cities. She is excited to be part of TEDxCSULB and to bring speakers to the TEDxCSULB stage to share their ideas, stories, and accomplishments with our community!

THE TEAM

Vania Arriola

Vania Arriola

Assistant to Curator

Vania Arriola is a Sophomore studying Communication Major at CSULB. She looks forward to being able to be a part of an event that is so widely recognized and valued. She hopes TEDxCSULB will touch the hearts and minds of all those here in the Long Beach community. In her free time she enjoys community volunteering, spending time with children, watching anime and playing with her two miniature schnauzers.

Anthony White

Anthony White

Graphic Designer

Anthony is studying Graphic Design major at CSULB. He aims to create designs that resonate with others, reaching out to a wider audience. He is inspired by TEDxCSULB’s commitment to providing quality speakers for the student body. The theme “threads undone” is a pivotal theme that ties together the different perspectives of speakers from vastly different backgrounds. In his free time, he enjoys eating poke, drinking boba, doing community service, and watching anime.

Trang Le

Trang Le

Photographer

Trang Le is a junior studying Studio Art major at CSULB. She aims to tell the stories of people from all over, aspiring to help capture inspirational voices On her free time, she enjoys traveling, backpacking, and relaxing with a good novel.

Brain Lee

Brian Lee

Photographer

Brain Lee is freshman studying Film major at CSULB. He strives to create stories with his camera and take quality pictures that are aesthetically pleasing. He hopes to give back to the TED organization, because of how effective their platform is for people to speak their minds and inspire communities. In his free time, he enjoys watching movies and spending time with friends.

Makrand Patil

Karrie Comfort

Copy Editor

Karrie Comfort is a current senior at CSULB, studying English and Journalism. She enjoys self-study, salsa dancing, and eating out in her free time. She hopes to be a small part of TEDxCSULB by actively promoting the event and it’s fundamental belief, to educate!

Abhishek MB

Abhishek MB

Social Media Manager

Abhishek is a first year Master of Aerospace Engineering student at Cal State Long Beach.Abhi, understands that social media is a powerful marketing tool as it has instant-infinite outreach to communicate the message of every speaker at the conference.He loves to explore, go backpacking, the beach and community volunteering.

Makrand Patil

Makrand Patil

Website Manager

Makrand Patil is studying Masters in Computer Science at CSULB. He loves solving problems and working on various projects apart from academics. In his free time, he likes reading about technology and gadgets,spending time on Quora and watching movies.