Meet the TED Fellows
The 300+ TED Fellows are making headlines in over 80 countries for their incredible work in all fields. They are building companies, sequencing rare diseases, exploring the stars, making music, saving lives, mapping political violence, and much much more. Here, you can connect with TED Fellows all over the world.
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TEDGlobal Fellows class of 2014
Congratulations to the newest class of TED Fellows! These 20 thought-leaders will join the TED community starting in October 2014.
Bradley Cantrell (USA)
Computational landscape architect
A landscape architect whose work focuses on the role of computation and media in environmental and ecological design. He is currently working on the Mississippi Delta, creating technological interfaces which imagine new forms of settlement, infrastructure and habitat.
Catharine Young (South Africa | USA)
A South African-born neuroscientist who is working with the US government to contain biological, chemical and nuclear weapons. She recently co-founded BluePrint International, which uses technology to overcome complex social problems in developing countries, like improving the logistics of vaccine delivery.
Geoffrey Siwo (Kenya | USA)
A computational biologist who is building predictive models for malaria drug discovery. He is the co-founder of Helix Nanotechnologies, a company developing a DNA “tape recorder” to collect information inside cells, and also developed a game called Fit2Cure, which aims to enhance the pace of drug discovery.
Laura Boushnak (Kuwait | Palestine | Bosnia + Herzegovina)
A Kuwaiti-born Palestinian photographer whose work focuses on women, literacy and education reform in the Arab world. She is also the co-founder of the RAWIYA collective, a photography cooperative of female photographers from the Middle East.
Mohammed Dalwai (South Africa)
Healthcare innovator + emergency medicine doctor
A healthcare entrepreneur and emergency medicine doctor in South Africa who has co-founded TOMPSA, which builds mobile apps for healthcare workers in developing countries, including a triage app that acts as a decision support system for patients in critical condition.
Patricia Medici (Brazil)
A Brazilian wildlife conservationist leading the longest running conservation project to protect the threatened lowland tapir – the largest terrestrial mammal in South America, found in several biomes including the Amazon, Atlantic Forest, Cerrado and Pantanal in Brazil.
Tharanga Goonetilleke (Sri Lanka | USA)
A Juilliard-trained Sri Lankan opera singer who has sung internationally, including with the New York City Opera, at Carnegie Hall and the Symphony Orchestra of Sri Lanka while providing free master classes, workshops and recitals in South Asia and the US.
Apply to be a TED Fellow
The next Fellowship application will open on August 11, 2014