Noah Caplan

Noah is a second year student studying political economy with a track in economics. He is from the United States, and has previously worked in conference organization under Georgia Thespians and in technical sales within China. His favorite TED talk is, “How to make stress your friend” by Kelly McGonigal, and is strongly looking forward to the upcoming conference!

Colden Johnson

Colden is a second-year student studying Computer Science. He is from Washington, United States, and outside of TED enjoys ice hockey and hiking. His favorite TED talk is “How to stay calm when you know you'll be stressed" by Daniel Levitin.

Michael Cornell

Michael is a sophomore studying Computer Science, also interested in active transit and city design. He strives to use computers to solve old problems in novel ways, and has a background designing technological solutions for nonprofits. His favorite TED talk, from Tim Urban, is “Inside the mind of a master procrastinator” and he strives to make TEDxDKU the best it can be!

Sue Wang

Sue is a third year student studying ethics and leadership with a track in philosophy. She comes from China, and has previously participated in the Dialogue between Civilizations on Global Commons in Vatican City with established scholars and religious figures, including Jeffery Sachs, Riccardo Pozzo, Helen Alford, Peter Turkson. Her favorite TED talk is, “The power of vulnerability” by Brené Brown.

Gavin Huang

Gavin is a second year student studying data science at Duke Kunshan University. He is from the United States, and has a background in computer science image processing research with UC Davis and the University of Science and Technology of China. His favorite TED talk is “This is what happens when you reply to a spam email” by James Veitch.

Abdullah Javed

Abdullah is a sophomore, studying Neuroscience at Duke Kunshan University. He has an immense passion for chasing new experiences, listening to stories, and learning about the world. He has ample experience in curating and organizing events that have brought people together from across the country, both in China and his hometown, Pakistan. TEDxDKU is one of his biggest projects alongside some of the most talented people worldwide, and he hopes to see you all there!

Annie Tong

Annie is a second year student from the United States studying media and arts with a track in digital culture and communications. She focuses on the art of storytelling through the photography medium. Her favorite TED talk is, “The agony of trying to unsubscribe” by James Veitch.

Mateja Bokan

Mateja is a sophomore studying Ethics and Leadership. He is from Serbia and Hungary, and has been working in conference organizations across Europe. He's also a musician, so his favorite TED talk is "There are no mistakes on the bandstand" by Stefon Harris.

Kamila Meija Ley

Kamila is a second year student studying political economics. She is from San Pedro Sula Honduras, and is passionate about non-profits, story-telling, and social collaboration. She finds Ted to be a perfect intersection of the three, and is extremely excited for the upcoming conference.

Fatima Khan

Fatima Khan is a Sophmore studying Political Economics. She is from Lahore, Pakistan and when she isn't running Law and Debating she's overloading on coffee. Her favourite TED talk is Brené Brown's - "The Power of Vulnerability".