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This event occurred on
January 15, 2022
Holland, Michigan
United States

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized (subject to certain rules and regulations).

Hope College
141 E 12th St
Lower Level, Schaap Auditorium
Holland, Michigan, 49423
United States
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Ali Koehl

Ali is a junior at Hope College pursuing degrees in psychology, Chinese studies and biology. She is from Otsego, Michigan. Ali wanted to be a speaker to empower others and to connect with people. She is a part of FACES, Asian Student Union and research.

Aubrey Brolsma

Aubrey is a junior at Hope College studying history and classics. She is from Noblesville, Indiana. Aubrey wanted to be a speaker because she wanted to talk about something that could change minds and save lives. She is also involved in Prism and Emmaus Scholars.

Brooke Bennett

Brooke is a sophomore at Hope studying psychology and global health before medical school. She is from Romeo, Michigan. Brooke is excited about the writing process, and then refining and practicing her speech. She is a part of The Anchor, Spikeball club and is an RA.

Caroline Daniels

Caroline is a junior in the social work program. Her hometown is Batavia, Illinois. She hopes that her speech encapsulates a subjective and objective perspective on an undiscussed topic, and invites individuals to engage in conversation. On Hope's campus, she is a writing assistant at the Klooster Center, a member of the student-faculty judicial board, and a summer researcher for the sociology department.

Gabriel Kimball

Gabe is a junior studying studio art and engineering. He is a College East RA, member of Engineers Without Borders and a part of the DePree Gallery Prep team. He is excited to be a part of the TEDxHopeCollege community and can’t wait to hear what the other speakers are passionate about.

Jairus Meer

Jairus is a sophomore at Hope majoring in biological sciences and peace and justice studies. He is from Las Piñas, Philippines. He has wanted to become a speaker ever since he went to a TEDx event. He is involved in Asian Student Union, research, tutor, Prism and is an RA

JaneEllen Altevogt

JaneEllen is a sophomore at Hope College majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology. She is from Ann Arbor, Michigan. She wanted to be a speaker in order to share new ideas with her community.

Leah Reinardy

Leah is a junior at Hope College studying music and business. She is from Zeeland, Michigan. Leah wanted to become a speaker to encourage others who have a phobia of public speaking to raise their voices. She is the president of Hope Advocates for Invisible Conditions, a pianist in the Jazz Arts Collective, and a percussionist in the Wind Ensemble.

Matthew Summerfield

Matthew is a senior at Hope College studying neuroscience and chemistry. He is from Saginaw, Michigan. He is most excited to provide information and new solutions for our world. Matthew is involved in undergraduate research and the Helping Minds Club.

Payton Johnson

Payton is a senior studying secondary English education. She is from Fulshear, Texas, a suburb of Houston. She is most excited to grow and learn new things from the other speakers and the executive team. On campus, she is the president of Vanderprov and is also involved in Nykerk and the worship tech team.

Organizing team