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Theme: Snapshot

This event occurred on
March 29, 2024
Athens, Georgia
United States

A snapshot captures a fleeting moment in its purest form, unfiltered and unrestrained. One snapshot is a single perspective, but when united with others, a gallery emerges. TEDxUGA 2024 will provide a lens into the gallery of ideas that exist within the University of Georgia community. Join us as we explore the candid experiences, groundbreaking research, and innovative scholarship that will frame the future.

Morton Theatre
195 West Washington Street
Athens, Georgia, 30601
United States
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Cassandra Hall

Dr. Cassandra Hall is the Observatory Director and an Assistant Professor of Astrophysics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Dr. Hall uses state-of-the-art simulations to understand how planets form around stars and is exploring the power of artificial intelligence in hunting for forming exoplanets.

Christina Proctor

Public Health Clinical Assistant Professor
Dr. Christina Proctor is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Behavior in the College of Public Health. Her research focuses on exploring mental health challenges faced by rural farmers and identifying key stressors that contribute to these issues.

Denis Dumas

Educational Psychologist
Dr. Denis Dumas is an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology in the Mary Frances Early College of Education. His laboratory develops innovative statistical methods that identify creativity in students.

Erin Sowell

Erin Sowell graduated from the Terry College of Business with a master's in Marketing Research. She is the founder of Thoughtful Research, a consultancy that applies ecosystem science to help business leaders have a better understanding of their market.

Fernando Velasco

NFL Director of Player Engagement
Fernando Velasco is the Director of Player Engagement for the Atlanta Falcons and a former UGA and NFL football player. Fernando graduated from the Mary Frances Early College of Education with a bachelor's in Health and Physical Education.

Mamie Harper

Social Worker + Children's Rights Advocate
Mamie Harper, a PhD student in the School of Social Work, is often referred to as the “Children’s Champion.” She has been an influential advocate for children’s rights, both as a social worker and as the Executive Director and Founder of Carrie’s Closet of Georgia.

Nithya Natrajan

Family Medicine Physician
Dr. Nithya Natrajan graduated from the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences with a Bachelor of Science in Genetics. She is a Family Medicine physician whose practice, Blossoming Mamas, focuses on perinatal care for new parents and their families.

Olivia Rothstein Keeffe

Landscape Architecture Student
Olivia Rothstein Keeffe is a Landscape Architecture graduate student in the College of Environment and Design. Her research is dedicated to exploring the physical manifestation of collective memory through memorials along with their influence and impact on communities.

TJ Stephens

Student + Esport President
TJ Stephens is a Business and Sports Management undergraduate student in the Terry College of Business. During his tenure as the President of Esports at UGA, TJ has led the organization to become one of the largest on campus, reaching over 2,000 active members, and winning various regional and national titles.

Organizing team


  • Esther Kim