Meet the Team

Adam Warner

President

Adam is a sophomore majoring in Public Policy Analysis, Business Law, and Accounting with a minor in Spanish. Adam joined TEDxIndianaUniversity as a freshman and transitioned from a Finance Intern to the Director of Finance within his first year. Outside of TEDxIndianaUniversity, Adam is one of the co-leaders of the Trockman Microfinance Initiative and enjoys trying to cook vegan food and reading non-fiction in his free time. 

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What he loves the most about TEDx: The mind opening lessons learned from speakers.

Avni Gupta

Director of Marketing

Avni is a junior majoring in Marketing and Business Analytics. She joined TEDxIndianaUniversity as a freshman, and loved the two years in the Production committee, specifically working with the Stage Team. She is excited to lead the Marketing committee this year! Outside of TEDxIndianaUniversity, Avni is on the Executive Board for the American Marketing Association at Indiana University and is an International Student Ambassador. She loves Taylor Swift and enjoys discussing movies/television shows in her free time. 

 

What she loves most about TEDx: The ripple effect one individuals’ thoughts can have on hundreds of others.

Dora Carlisle

Director of Membership

Dora is a sophomore majoring in Psychology with minors in Human Development and Family Studies, and Human Sexuality. She joined TEDxIndianaUniversity in her freshman year as a member of the Marketing team. Outside of TEDxIndianaUniversity, Dora is on the Executive Board of Indiana University’s Psychology Club, researches Intimate Partner Violence in the Family Relations Lab, and a Groups Scholar Ambassador. She spends her free time reading, writing poetry, painting, watching movies, beating everyone in Connect Four and listening to music. 

 

What she loves about TEDx: Facilitating the betterment of Indiana University’s students via our salon events, and our annual conferences. 

Melissa Scianimanico

Director of Curation

Melissa is a sophomore majoring in Philosophy and Political Science. She joined TEDxIndianaUniversity as a freshman on the Curation team. Outside of TEDxIndianaUniversity, Melissa enjoys teaching English as a new language and working with children. She hopes to bring this passion abroad and participate in the Peace Corps one day. In addition, to volunteering, Melissa likes pretending she can play the ukulele, trying new foods, and going on adventures.

 

What she loves about TEDx:  Being in a comfortable environment that allows for the exploration of ideas and motivation to use them to make change. 

Brandon Swann

Director of Operations

Brandon is a sophomore majoring in Secondary English Education. He joined TEDxIndianaUniversity in his freshman year as a member of the Marketing team. Outside of TEDxIndianaUniversity, Brandon is a Resident Assistant at Ashton Residence Hall. He spends his free time hiking, reading, writing, and critiquing hip hop music among other things. 

 

What he loves most about TEDx: Working alongside a team of wonderfully authentic individuals in an effort to realize the awesome. 

Nyssa Qiao

Director of Production

Nyssa is a sophomore majoring in Biology and Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology. She joined TEDxIndianaUniversity as a member of the Production team in her freshman year. Outside of TEDxIndianaUniversity, Nyssa is involved in SEASON, IU’s fashion magazine, and volunteering for Special Olympics. In her free time, she enjoys listening to Crime Junkie and going on runs with her dog.
 

What she loves most about TEDx: Being able to work with other students who share a passion for learning and exploring new ideas.

Ky Lewis

Director of Finance

Ky is a sophomore majoring in Political Science, Mathematics, and Geography with a certificate in Political and Civic Engagement and a minor in Spanish. She joined TEDxIndianaUniversity as a Curator her freshman year. Outside of TEDxIndianaUniversity, Ky is a Resident Assistant in Forest Quadrangle, researches the human dimensions of natural resources at the Environmental Resilience Institute, and volunteers at the Monroe County Public Library. In her free time, Ky enjoys reading as many books as she can get her hands on, hammocking in the trees behind Forest, and over-caffeinating herself with her friends at Bloomington coffee shops.

 

What she loves most about TEDx: The chance to meet and work with and grow close to people who believe in the impact of ideas as strongly as she does. 
 

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