Meet our executive team

diverse leadership is A CRUCIAL part of what makes TEDXUVA UNIQUE. WE HAVE CREATED A NETWORK WHERE STUDENTS OF DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS AND DISCIPLINES CAN INFORM, CHALLENGE AND SUPPORT EACH OTHER'S IDEAS. 

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Wyatt Zetterberg        co-curator

Wyatt is a third year student from Princeton New Jersey studying History in the College of Arts and Sciences. Wyatt started his TEDx career on the marketing committee and is dedicated to bringing TED’s mission of spreading ideas to Grounds. In addition to TEDxUVA, he is a member of the University Guide Service and an avid UVA sports fan. His favorite TED talk is “How great leaders inspire action” by Simon Sinek.--

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holden Miles     CO-CHAIR OF content

Holden is a fourth-year Architecture student in the UVA School of Architecture. This is his third year in TEDxUVA and his second year as the Marketing co-chair. His interest in design and advertising is what made him seek and continue to work in the marketing position for the past two years. His hobbies include playing cheap guitars and telling his friends he’s “too busy” to go out. 

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Zara ali            co-chair of speakers

Zara is a second year from Boston, MA and this is her second year with TEDx as part of the Speakers Committee. She plans to major in public policy or commerce with a minor in French. She really loves travelling, curating her Spotify playlists, and trying new foods! 


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Megan Chinn co-chair of logistics

Megan is a third-year student in the college of arts and science majoring in government. This is her second year as a member of the TEDx community. She is the co-chair of logistics committee. Her experience as an intern at Legal Aid Justice Center has made her eager to plan and coordinate the TEDx UVA events. She enjoys cooking and skiing in her free time. 

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 Grace Douthit            co-curator

Grace Douthit is the fourth year in the School of Architecture from Arlington, Virginia. She has been in tedx since her second year, starting off on the logistics committee. her studies in architecture made her seek out logistics because she thought that she could benefit from a different design setting that is not school related. she enjoys going to art museums, traveling and watching ted talks duh!

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Ryan shih         Co-chair of outreach

Ryan Shih is a fourth year student studying architecture and design. As one of the chairs of outreach, he helps craft tedx’s image and place at the university. When he’s not giving his life and soul to wyatt and grace (the co-curators), he’s probably pretending he knows how to cook or scrolling through Pinterest to find a new tattoo.


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Jeanne rockwell co-chair of Outreach

Jeanne is a third year student in the College, majoring in Media Studies with a minor in Social Entrepreneurship. This is her second year with the Tedx team and the Outreach Committee— now a co-chair! Jeanne is an avid listener to ted talks, particularly on long drives and outdoor runs. She found her way into the Outreach Committee as it combines her interest of marketing with her desire to connect with other UVA organizations and the greater Charlottesville community. Likes Twitter, Pixar, and too many TV shows.

Ronak rijhwani chair of Sponsorship

ronak rijhwani is a second-year in the college pursuing a major in math with a minor in entrepreneurship. outside of tedx, on grounds, ronak is involved with the mcintire investment institute and the community honor fund. ronak's favorite ted talk is adam grant's "the surprising habits of original thinkers."

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Jeremy HaigleR         Co-chair of Speakers

Jeremy is a third-year majoring in Commerce and Economics and minoring in Statistics. Returning for his third term as a member of the Speakers Committee, Jeremy finds particular interest in bringing speakers from a variety of backgrounds to the community to share their ideas. Apart from TEDx, he is also involved in various student groups including Student Council, McIntire Investment Institute, Student Entrepreneurs for Economic Development, and is a U-Link Peer Advisor to first year and transfer students. Outside of school he enjoys hiking with friends, playing soccer, and has a passion for environmental conservatism. 

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david yoon         co-chair of content

David is a third year student studying Computer Science in the School of Engineering with a minor in Entrepreneurship. This is his second year as a member of the Tedx Community in the marketing/graphics team and his first as a Co-Chair. He enjoys playing soccer and board games (if you play avalon, please hit me up), being known as a flake, and watching youtube videos.

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Shankar Radhakrishnan             treasurer

shankar is a second year hoping to get into the comm school. this is his second year in tedx and first as the treasurer in the sponsorship committee. he is also an analyst in global markets group and a rush chair for pika.