Hayden Lineberger is a junior from Winston-Salem, NC majoring in Business and Enterprise Management with a concentration in Marketing and minoring in Entrepreneurship. He is curious about how changing consumer behaviors and the latest trends affect the role marketing plays in our lives. Hayden’s interest in TEDx began when he attended the 2015 TEDxWakeForestU as a freshman and instantly knew he wanted to inspire his peers and community.
Assistant Director, Class of 2017
Emily Fitzgerald is a senior Finance major from Dallas, TX with an Entrepreneurship minor who has held numerous positions on campus, including Kappa Alpha Theta President and WFU Tour Guide. TEDx interested her because of its creative and collaborative approach to sharing knowledge. She is curious about how we can effectively utilize urban development in revitalizing communities.
Co-Director of Engagement, Class of 2017
Caroline Lewis is a senior Politics & International Affairs major with minors in Entrepreneurship and Global Trade & Commerce from Charlotte, North Carolina. She is curious about the process of how brands use strategy, insights, and creativity to tell engaging stories and connect with people. Caroline is excited about TEDxWakeForestU because it is an opportunity to bring amazing leaders and thinkers to the Wake Forest campus to share their ideas.
Co-Director of Engagement, Class of 2019
Arthur Willson is a sophomore aspiringserial entrepreneur from Greenville, South Carolina majoring in Business and Enterprise Management with an Entrepreneurship minor. He is curious about the degree to which individuals adopt innovations relative to other members in their social system. He is excited to bring “ideas worth spreading” to the Wake Forest community and beyond.
Director of Talent Acquisition, Class of 2019
Julia Demorest is a sophomore English major from Hillsborough, North Carolina. She is curious about the influence sports hold over social, political, and economic issues. Julia is interested in TEDx because it unites thinkers of all different backgrounds and beliefs to discuss important ideas.
Director of Operations and Logistics, Class of 2019
Julie Gray is a sophomore fromAlexandria, Virginia who aspires to major in Business and Enterprise Management with minors in Entrepreneurship and Psychology. She is curious about the motivations and causes that drive individuals’ behaviors and actions. Julie has loved helping bring the spirit and inspiration of TEDx talks to Wake Forest.
Director of Hospitality, Class of 2017
Yossuf Albanawi is a senior Communications major with anEntrepreneurship minor who is an active member of the Deacon Springboard. He is curious about the disruptive nature of start-ups and the impact that it has on our society. Yossuf splits his time between Dubai and London and is hoping to pursue a career in Corporate Law. He is truly grateful and humbled to be part of this year’s TEDxWakeForestU Executive Team and hopes to utilize the skills he has learned during his tenure in his future endeavors.
Stage Manager, Class of 2019
Garret Barnes is a sophomore Finance major from Bradenton,
Florida. He is curious about how any single idea or innovation has ripple effects that not only transcend time but also numerous fields of industry. He is really excited for this year’s TEDxWakeForestU event because the variety of speakers will make it a memorable event.
Director of Event Support / Volunteer Coordinator, Class of 2018
John Thurber is a junior Psychology major from Bethesda, Maryland. He plans on attending medical school in the future. He is curious about the future of medicine and how technological advances will affect it. John has always been interested in TED and is excited to be a part of the team organizing the TEDxWakeForestU conference.
Master of Ceremonies, Class of 2017
Tommy Worcester is a senior Finance major from New Canaan, CT who runs a profitable campus startup called Loopey Laces. He is curious about what the world will look like in five years from now, and how to get there today. Tommy is passionate about TEDx because there is no greater pursuit in life than self-improvement.