x = independently organized TED event

This event occurred on
April 24, 2013
12:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
(UTC -4hrs)
Bronxville, NY
United States

TEDxSLC is an independently organized TED event operated under license from TED. Organized by numerous members of the Sarah Lawrence community, TEDxSLC provides a venue for students, faculty, and alumni/ae to engage global conversations that cut across many disciplines. Our education is founded on each student collaborating with faculty to develop an individualized pedagogy in order to pursue what matters most to them and to the world. Bringing this work into a greater conversation will help connect new ideas and new stories both within and beyond Sarah Lawrence. Our speakers’ presentations stem from a commitment to new thinking that will help all of us create a better world. We hope you find in them the same inspiration we have, and we thank you for being part of it.

Sarah Lawrence College
1 Mead Way
Reisinger Concert Hall
Bronxville, NY, 10708
United States
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Sarah Curtis

Graduate Student in Child Development. Class of 2013 — Sarah is a teacher at St. Ann’s School in Brooklyn, NY. Years ago she attended the Sarah Lawrence Early Childhood Center. The experience of growing up lies at the heart of her interests and endeavors, which include poetry, performing arts, and anything that informs her development as a teacher.

Sayantani DasGupta

Sayantani is faculty in the Master’s Program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University and the Graduate Program in Health Advocacy at Sarah Lawrence College. She is a physician and writer, originally trained in pediatrics and public health. She is also the author and editor of several books on diverse subjects and has been featured in Oprah magazine.

Charles Paccione

Undergraduate Student. Class of 2013 — Charles is a premedical student at Sarah Lawrence interested in contemplative neuroscience and Buddhist psychology. Having contributed to nationally recognized laboratories in his field, he has investigated the ways in which traditional meditative practices can modulate our emotions, psychology, cognitive functioning, and behavior. For the last few years he has been developing meditation programs for cancer patients.

Emily Lim Rogers

Undergraduate Student. Class of 2015 — Emily hails from Vienna, Virginia. Her academic interests include LGBT studies, gender studies, new media, and economics. She is also a member of Student Senate and Curriculum Committee. After graduation, she hopes to pursue graduate work in American Studies.

Ellie Roscher

Graduate Student in Creative Nonfiction Writing. Class of 2013 — Ellie is a educated woman, a social justice teacher, a coach of girls gymnastics and softball, and a writer. She writes for Lutheran Social Services of New York. She lives in Harlem with her spouse and enjoys studying education, theology, global citizenship and power dynamics. She has lived and worked previously in St. Paul, Denver and Uruguay.

Wujing Wang

Undergraduate Student. Class of 2014 — Wujing was the quietest kid in her family, and the silence later became a “habit”. She is interested in designing digital tools that help people learn more intuitively and efficiently. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the possibilities of life, which means making all kinds of mistakes and learning from them.

Teresa Phiri

Undergraduate Student. Class of 2013 — Growing up in three different Southern African countries—Malawi, Mozambique and Swaziland—Teresa is passionate about poverty alleviation. At Sarah Lawrence she has concentrated in Politics & Economics and will soon pursue her Masters in Public Policy at Oxford University. Teresa wishes to reform the practice of public policy through private sector consulting. She is inspired by the potential of international collaboration—by reconciling our differences we can make a sustainable impact.

Jeamme Chia

Undergraduate Student. Class of 2013 — Born and raised in Malaysia, Jeamme is a graduating senior excited to see where the world takes her. At Sarah Lawrence she studied Economics, Geography, and Politics. She specializes in international commodity markets and geopolitics. Her other interests include entrepreneurship, technology, and finance. She is driven by the belief that ‘People Create Change’ and sees the Millennial Generation as more poised than ever to do so. Jeamme is inspired by people people who take the world by storm, even in the smallest of ways.

Organizing team


Brooklyn, NY, United States


  • Jerrilyn Dodds
  • Kanwal Singh
  • Thom Blum
  • Sean Jameson
  • Christine Farrell
    Faculty Support
  • Fred Strype
    Faculty Support
  • Joe Forte
    Faculty Support
  • Damani Baker
    Director of Video
  • Shae Mermis
    Assistant Director
  • Katie Voss
  • Brian Emery
    Camera Operator
  • Cohlie Brocato
    Camera Operator
  • Mario Paniagua
    Camera Operator
  • Ruth Moe
    Director of Stage
  • Becky Sealander
  • Julianna Rusakiewicz
  • DJ Potter
  • Calder Shilling
  • Ramisha Sumar
  • Niyonta Chowdhury
  • Maddie Wolfond
  • Jordan Martin