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Kacy Tubbs

Lead Organizer

Senior

Political Science and

Sustainability Major

Orange County, CA

What is your favorite TED Talk?  

We should all be feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | TEDxEuston

If you had to give a TED talk, what would it be about? 

LGBTQ+ History, Activism, and Pride

Fun Fact: I traveled to Ireland, Iceland, England, and Mexico last summer!

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Emma Henrich

Event Manager

Sophomore

Legal Studies Major

Sioux Center, IA

What is your favorite TED Talk?  

How cults rewire the brain | Diane Benscoter

If you had to give a TED talk, what would it be about? 

Self-confidence and its importance

Fun Fact: I grew up in Pennsylvania.

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Josh Styskal

Executive Producer

Sophomore

Musical Arts and Business Administration Major

Columbus, NE

What is your favorite TED Talk?  

My year of saying yes to everything | Shonda Rhimes

If you had to give a TED talk, what would it be about? 

The Intersection of the Arts, Politics, and Business

Fun Fact: I have genetically crooked pinkies.

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Malory Peacock

Event Manager

Junior

Human Resource Management and Supply Chain Management Major with a minor in International Business

Dupree, SD

What is your favorite TED Talk?  

There's no shame in taking care of your mental health | Sangu Delle

If you had to give a TED talk, what would it be about? 

I would give a TED talk surrounding the need for increased awareness and advocacy regarding widespread food insecurity and its long-term impacts.

Fun Fact: My initials are "MVP," and I am currently learning German. :).

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Kacy Tubbs

Senior

Political Science and

Sustainability Major

Orange County, CA

What is your favorite TED Talk?  

We should all be feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | TEDxEuston

If you had to give a TED talk, what would it be about? 

LGBTQ+ History, Activism, and Pride

Fun Fact: I traveled to Ireland, Iceland, England, and Mexico last summer!

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Emma Henrich

Sophomore

Legal Studies Major

Sioux Center, IA

What is your favorite TED Talk?  

How cults rewire the brain | Diane Benscoter

If you had to give a TED talk, what would it be about? 

Self-confidence and its importance

Fun Fact: I grew up in Pennsylvania.

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Josh Styskal

Sophomore

Musical Arts and Business Administration Major

Columbus, NE

What is your favorite TED Talk?  

My year of saying yes to everything | Shonda Rhimes

If you had to give a TED talk, what would it be about? 

The Intersection of the Arts, Politics, and Business

Fun Fact: I have genetically crooked pinkies.

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Malory Peacock

Junior

Human Resource Management and Supply Chain Management Major with a minor in International Business

Dupree, SD

What is your favorite TED Talk?  

There's no shame in taking care of your mental health | Sangu Delle

If you had to give a TED talk, what would it be about? 

I would give a TED talk surrounding the need for increased awareness and advocacy regarding widespread food insecurity and its long-term impacts.

Fun Fact: My initials are "MVP," and I am currently learning German. :).

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Chelsey Schafer

Sponsorships and Budgets Manager

Junior

Psychology Major 

Wessington Springs, SD

What is your favorite TED Talk?  

We don't "move on" from grief. We move forward with it | Nora McInerny

If you had to give a TED talk, what would it be about? 

Using Mindfulness to Connect with Everyday Moments

Fun Fact: I have a tattoo of a pumpkin!

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Mariah Block

Communications, Editorial,

and Marketing Director

Senior

Medical Biology Major

Watertown, SD

What is your favorite TED Talk?  

Inside the mind of a master procrastinator | Tim Urban

If you had to give a TED talk, what would it be about? 

Taking a Semester Exchange: Newfoundlander Edition

Fun Fact: I helped with cave restoration in the Black Hills two summers ago!

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El Branham

Graphic Designer

Sophomore

Criminal Justice and

Legal Studies Major

Baltic, SD

What is your favorite TED Talk?  

The astonishing hidden world of the deep ocean | Robert Ballard

If you had to give a TED talk, what would it be about? 

My TED talk would be about the importance of letting yourself give in to your inner child occasionally.

Fun Fact: I'm a collector - the things that I collect include rocks, fascinators (and other fancy hats), and porcelain dolls.

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Kylee Cramer

Team Manager

Senior

Neuroscience Major

Sioux Falls, SD

What is your favorite TED Talk?  

Borderline talks back | Coral More

If you had to give a TED talk, what would it be about? 

Be on borderline personality disorder 

Fun Fact: 4th-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do

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Madison Stevens

Website Manager

MBA Student

Health Services Administration

Specialization 

Rochester, MN

What is your favorite TED Talk?  

Find your "Why" | Simon Sinek

If you had to give a TED talk, what would it be about? 

The impact of art on business

Fun Fact: I helped open a small nonprofit art museum, Charles E. Gagnon Museum & Sculpture Garden. 

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Derek Zomer

Faculty Advisor

B.S. Psychology & Communication Studies

 M.A. Communication Studies

Mitchell, SD

What is your favorite TED Talk?  

The Power of Nonverbal Communication | Joe Navarro

If you had to give a TED talk, what would it be about? 

How to be kind to those that have different views, values, attitudes, or beliefs than you.

Fun Fact: I have a 16.5lb cat named Percy.

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Enerel Crosslin

Logistics Lead

Junior

Economics and

International Studies Major

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

What is your favorite TED Talk?  

A tale of two political systems | ​Eric X. Li

If you had to give a TED talk, what would it be about? 

The importance of leaving home.

Fun Fact: I love scuba diving!

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