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Theme: Women of Rice University

This event occurred on
March 30, 2018
Houston, Texas
United States

TEDxRiceU is hosting our FREE salon event Friday, March 30th! Student speakers will give talks about a diverse range of topics.
***FREE Food from House of Pies will be provided***
Here are our speakers and their talks:
LAVINA KALWANI // A Voice Without a Name is Voiceless
ANNA MARGARET CLYBURN // What Traveling the World with My Best Friend Taught Me About Women's Empowerment
CAMILLE PIERRE-LOUIS // Being Superwoman Sucks
ARJIA FORSYTH // My Body Doesn't Need a Cure
JUHI BHATNAGAR // Diversity in Everyday Life

Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston, Texas, 77005
United States
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Anna Margaret Clyburn

Anna Margaret Clyburn is a freshman studying political science, history, and language at Rice University. She traveled with her best friend over the summer, learning important lessons not only about women’s empowerment, but also about the intricacies of public transportation and finding vegan food in unlikely places. She is an optimist who hopes to shape public policy one day, but for now enjoys working as a Student Association Senator and as a Peta2 campus representative.

Arija Forsyth

Arija Forsyth is a freshman at Rice aspiring to major in intellectual history. When she was seventeen she developed Anorexia Nerviosa, and in recovery, became invested in bettering her own mental health and educating her community. Arija is a certified dialogue facilitator and has broad experience in fostering community discussions on race, gender, mental health, and other controversial issues. She is active in intersectionalist feminist circles and passionate about peacemaking at home and abroad.

Camille Pierre-Louis

Camille studies International Relations at Rice University and is originally from Fort Lauderdale, FL. She is a polyglot and plans to work as a United States Ambassador in the future. In her free time, Camille enjoys running, writing poetry, and spending time on the beach.

Juhi Bhatnagar

Juhi Bhatnagar is a Master of Computer Science student at Rice University. She graduated with honors from IIIT-Delhi with a Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering. She was awarded the gold medal for all-round performance in her major. She is also the recipient of the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship in 2016. As part of her research at CHIL, the Computer-Human Interaction Lab at Rice, she is enhancing the design of electronic voting ballots using eye tracking software. When she is not glued to the computer screen, Juhi can be found fangirling about anime.

Lavina Kalwani

Lavina Kalwani is a slam poetry enthusiast, a well-versed traveler, and an adult in the making. A freshman at Rice University, Lavina intends on majoring in Chemistry, Cognitive Science, and she’s convinced she can fit a study abroad in there too. A proponent of exploring interests across all subjects, Lavina is involved in Civic Duty Rice, Partnership for the Advancement and Immersion for Refugees, and does research in an inorganic chemistry lab. In her free time, she enjoys writing, kickboxing, and playing guitar. She’d like to thank her mom, dad, and sister for encouraging her to pursue her passions, and her friends for theirkindness and support.

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Houston, TX, United States


Houston, TX, United States