About Jose Luis


English, Spanish

TED Conference

TEDActive 2013

An idea worth spreading

Every college student, particularly those in the US, should study abroad for at least one semester. I hope to one day be able to contribute ideas on leadership and building highly effective teams.

I'm passionate about

Soccer, my home country Mexico, Innovation, Collaboration, Engineering, Psychology.

My TED story

My TED experience starting during the summer going into my second year of college. Before then I was unaware of TED and TED Talks. Professor Thomas Eppel used them throughout his course and ever since I have not stopped watching. One of my friends also began watching TED talks around the same time during her Semester and Sea program. After her voyage, she saw an opportunity to host an independently organized TED event, TEDx, and asked me to start it with her.In 2011-2012 we had our first TEDx event and after her graduation, I ran our program for 2012-2013 and 2013-2014. It has been a pleasure for me to share with my community something that has helped change my life for the better.

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