Meet the 2019 Organizing Team

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Guillermo Torres    Lead Organizer and Student Curator   San Salvador, El Salvador | Business and Enterprise Management  Guillermo is a Senior in the School of Business, and is pursuing a career in Investment Management. Previously, he served as the Event Manager for TEDxWakeForestU 2018. He believes that encouraging people to seek diversity of thought is an idea worth spreading.

Guillermo Torres

Lead Organizer and Student Curator

San Salvador, El Salvador | Business and Enterprise Management

Guillermo is a Senior in the School of Business, and is pursuing a career in Investment Management. Previously, he served as the Event Manager for TEDxWakeForestU 2018. He believes that encouraging people to seek diversity of thought is an idea worth spreading.

Alexa Stiglich    Executive Producer   Lima, Peru | Entrepreneurship and New Business Design  Alexa is a senior pursuing a career in Enterprise Technology. She is passionate about innovation, new technologies, and different ways of thinking. TED talks have always been a source of inspiration for her because she believes that when good ideas are shared, they become stronger and more powerful.

Alexa Stiglich

Executive Producer

Lima, Peru | Entrepreneurship and New Business Design

Alexa is a senior pursuing a career in Enterprise Technology. She is passionate about innovation, new technologies, and different ways of thinking. TED talks have always been a source of inspiration for her because she believes that when good ideas are shared, they become stronger and more powerful.

Olivia Andreini    Production Manager   Park City, Utah | Art History  Olivia is a junior interested in pursuing a career in art conservation. This is her second year as the Production Manager for TEDxWakeForestU and is thrilled to construct  Metamorphic  into visual reality. She believes that the power of curiosity and asking more questions are ideas worth spreading.

Olivia Andreini

Production Manager

Park City, Utah | Art History

Olivia is a junior interested in pursuing a career in art conservation. This is her second year as the Production Manager for TEDxWakeForestU and is thrilled to construct Metamorphic into visual reality. She believes that the power of curiosity and asking more questions are ideas worth spreading.

Tyler Gleeson    Finance Director   Clarksville, Maryland | Mathematics and Spanish  Tyler is currently a senior and is excited to enter into a Sales Analytics career track after graduation. This is his first year serving on the TEDxWakeForestU team, but Tyler has spent the past 4 years working with Wake Forest’s Student Union, creating and executing 200+ events per year for the student body. Tyler is extremely grateful for the opportunity to further his leadership experiences with this year’s  Metamorphic  event.

Tyler Gleeson

Finance Director

Clarksville, Maryland | Mathematics and Spanish

Tyler is currently a senior and is excited to enter into a Sales Analytics career track after graduation. This is his first year serving on the TEDxWakeForestU team, but Tyler has spent the past 4 years working with Wake Forest’s Student Union, creating and executing 200+ events per year for the student body. Tyler is extremely grateful for the opportunity to further his leadership experiences with this year’s Metamorphic event.

Kelly Andrew    Director of Hospitality and Outreach   Phoenix, Arizona | Chemistry  Kelly is a senior exploring career options relating to her passions for health, sustainability and cultivating human potential. Previously, she served as the Director of Internal Marketing for TEDxWakeForestU 2018. She believes gratitude and open-mindedness are ideas worth spreading.

Kelly Andrew

Director of Hospitality and Outreach

Phoenix, Arizona | Chemistry

Kelly is a senior exploring career options relating to her passions for health, sustainability and cultivating human potential. Previously, she served as the Director of Internal Marketing for TEDxWakeForestU 2018. She believes gratitude and open-mindedness are ideas worth spreading.

Zoe Walling    Director of Internal Marketing   Lancaster, Pennsylvania | Business and Enterprise Management  Zoe is a sophomore pursuing a career in Marketing Analytics. She is passionate about writing, The Office, and hopes to be an author one day. She has previously served as the Master of Ceremonies for TEDxWakeForestU and is so excited to be on the Marketing team this year. She believes that “grit” is an idea worth spreading.

Zoe Walling

Director of Internal Marketing

Lancaster, Pennsylvania | Business and Enterprise Management

Zoe is a sophomore pursuing a career in Marketing Analytics. She is passionate about writing, The Office, and hopes to be an author one day. She has previously served as the Master of Ceremonies for TEDxWakeForestU and is so excited to be on the Marketing team this year. She believes that “grit” is an idea worth spreading.

Maria Hoyos    Director of External Marketing   Bogotá, Colombia | Business and Enterprise Management and Psychology  Maria is a senior in the School of Business interested in pursuing a career in management consulting. She has been following the TED platform for years and is excited to be part of the team that is putting together the Wake Forest version of TEDx this year.

Maria Hoyos

Director of External Marketing

Bogotá, Colombia | Business and Enterprise Management and Psychology

Maria is a senior in the School of Business interested in pursuing a career in management consulting. She has been following the TED platform for years and is excited to be part of the team that is putting together the Wake Forest version of TEDx this year.


Sarah Crewse    Event Manager   Nashville, TN | Psychology and Economics  Sarah is a sophomore pursuing a career in Organizational Research. She is passionate about human flourishing and wellbeing. Her personal life goal is to one day give a talk on the TED stage. This is her first year on the TEDxWakeForestU team and she couldn’t be more thrilled to help the event come together. Sarah believes approaching world crises with an interdisciplinary mindset is an idea worth spreading.

Sarah Crewse

Event Manager

Nashville, TN | Psychology and Economics

Sarah is a sophomore pursuing a career in Organizational Research. She is passionate about human flourishing and wellbeing. Her personal life goal is to one day give a talk on the TED stage. This is her first year on the TEDxWakeForestU team and she couldn’t be more thrilled to help the event come together. Sarah believes approaching world crises with an interdisciplinary mindset is an idea worth spreading.


Anthony Atala, M.D.   Licensee and Curator

Anthony Atala, M.D.

Licensee and Curator


Contact Us

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