I'm Rachel! I grew up in a small town in central Pennsylvania and recently graduated from Penn State University. I studied International Politics as well as Human Development & Family Studies. Currently, I work in downtown Washington, DC. At university, I started an organization called EmpowerU and creating this program helped orient me toward leading a life of empowering others. I am excited to join the online TED community after being on the organizer team at TEDxPSU (tedxpsu.com) and after participating and volunteering at a number of TEDx events around the United States.
An idea worth spreading
Let's give children around the world a platform to share their stories. By bringing TEDxYouth to areas like Sub-Saharan Africa where the lives, experiences, and knowledge of children are so vastly different from the Western world where TEDxYouth predominates, we can empower children to empower other children in being change agents of the world. Let's use the TEDxYouth platform to ignite a passion for our youth to learn from each other.
I'm passionate about
Empowering youth and seeing potential & power in everyone, everywhere.
Talk to me about
Empowerment, social enterprise consulting, living passionately
People don't know I'm good at
Playing the violin, pen flipping, singing in the shower, foosball.
My TED story
Being passionate about helping others share their story is why I am so involved and inspired by the TED platform. In college I was involved on the organizer board for TEDxPSU (at Penn State) and have volunteered/participated at a number of TED events around the United States. My passion is empowering youth to share their stories and this is why I love TED!