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Trena is a curation team member for TEDxUniSA 2020. She is currently pursuing an International Master of Business Administration degree in Tourism and Event Management at the University of South Australia.
Linh Thai Khanh Truong
Linh K is currently studying as a third year law and commerce student at the University of Adelaide.
In 2019, she signed up to be a volunteer member for the first TEDxUniSA event. It was an amazing experience for her. She met new people, made friends and helped making the journals for our attendees. She also perceived a tremendous amount of knowledge about life, technology and science from our speakers. But most importantly, she laughed a lot. For her, the ability to have fun while doing something is what makes you become to be passionate about it. She wants to bring the same joy she experienced from the last event to everyone else. That is the reason why she joined the committee team this year and was luckily voted to be the Head of the Sponsorship Team for TEDxUniSA 2021.
It is a pleasure to once again work alongside some of the former members, as well as connecting with newer ones. The best thing about her role is that it opens up opportunities for her to increase her social networking. She is able make conversation with many formal and new sponsors via email, as well as seeing them face to face to talk about potential sponsorship or collaboration. It was great fun to her.
The journey was rough at the beginning due to the effect of COVID-19, but we were all able to surpass this barrier. The event is approaching soon. She hopes everyone is excited, because she knows she is! Linh K will see you all at the event!
Siying is a psychology student just finished her honours year at UniSA. Her dream is to make depression and anxiety as easy to treat as having a cold. She is a member in the event management team at TEDxUniSA. Here she meets passionate and ambitious friends and we work together to spread ideas that bring positive change to our community.
Jaimie is a curation team member for TEDxUniSA 2020. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Science (Advanced) at the University of Adelaide, pursuing a major in Chemistry.
Jaimie and her fellow curation team select speakers and assist the development of TEDx talks worthy of the TEDxUniSA stage. Jaimie’s expertise in the scientific method provides a selection of talks based upon solid evidence-based research. With her knowledge in science, Jaimie assists speakers in delivering a coherent and well understood talk for people of all levels.
Aiden is the vice-head curator for TEDxUniSA 2020. He is in his final year of Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and Bachelor of Business (Finance) at University of South Australia.
Aiden is busy selecting all the contents that will be showcased and making sure that it fits with TED and TEDx guidelines and our values as a committee. He and his team are responsible for recruiting, supporting and mentoring the speakers to help them be the best version of themselves.
Peter is a team member in the Curation Team of TEDxUnisa 2020. He is currently studying a Master of Teaching degree at the University of Adelaide.
Peter provides support to the modus operandi of the Curation Team, which includes bringing out the best in the speaker’s corresponding ideas. He believes interactions with other constituents of society, as all things should, be in modest doses. After all is said and done, he is secretly planning a reclusive life where he can fully utilise the butterfly effect to understand society’s woes.
Linh Thai Dieu Truong
Linh started watching TED Talks online in 2018, and was so inspired by them. At the time, she was the president of Golden Key Honour Society UniSA Chapter, and they were looking for some movies/videos for Movie Night. So she suggested they use TED talks for the movie night maybe? They have a chat with their club’s advisor, and he was suggesting this can be really exciting. And somehow, from something as small as that, we create TEDxUniSA, a festival of ideas worth spreading.
Stephanie was a student of Bachelor of Business (Marketing) in University of South Australia and she graduated in 2019. By chance, she learnt about TEDxUniSA and now she is a member of Marketing team. Her role is as a web creator and designer for TEDxUniSA.
It is the first time for her to be a volunteer. In TEDxUniSA, she realized what a real marketer does and how a marketing department runs in reality, which stimulates her to discover more in the marketing field beside the university’s knowledge. She also meets lots of people here, they work together, talk together and laugh together, which somehow changed her life. This volunteer experience really inspired her to be a responsible and grateful person. This is a tremendous harvest that is way much beyond her expectation.
Apart from marketing field, Stephanie is also interested in languages due to her multilingual background. She loves to make friends with people from all over the world, and she is trying to learn more languages as possible as she can. She hopes she can travel the world one day to meet more people.
Pavneet is in the final semester of pursuing Masters of IT Enterprise Management program from UniSA and aspires to be a business analyst. She is the Vice Head of Marketing Team of TEDxUniSA, responsible for the content creation. She is also a recipient of UniSA+ Award. Highly adaptable in diverse teams, Pavneet is a person who loves to have intellectual conversations and take on high levels of responsibility. She is on the journey to be the best version of herself.
Dinuk is a postgraduate student pursuing Master of Information Technology (Enterprise Management). He started his studies with UniSA in 2019 and has been engaged in many community and student volunteering activities where networking has been a key interest. He’s also the Postgraduate Student Representative of USASA for 2021 and a Council Member of UniSA.
Dinuk is also a past finalist of Charted Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) of United Kingdom and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in International Business and Marketing from the University of Greenwich of United Kingdom. He further kickstarted his Career with PricewaterhouseCoopers Sri Lanka as an Analyst and then served as a District Manager of Singer Sri Lanka.
Dinuk is an Associate Member of the Australian Computer Society and a lifetime member of the Golden Key Honour Society.
Sohaib is an Engineer by profession and works full time. He is passionate about helping and motivating people. He aspires to be someone people look upto.
Sohaib came to Australia in 2017. He has volunteered his time helping and assisting fresh year uni students. He also worked at UniSA Campus Central assisting uni students. He is also a member of Golden Key International society as an acknowledgement to his good academic results. He is very passionate about sports. He was a part of School of Engineering Volleyball and Table tennis teams.
Sohaib is a strong believer of sharing and caring. His life philosophy is “The purpose of life is to help others”
Sasha graduated with Information Technology from UniSA last year. She is interested in everything innovative and she really enjoys collaborating with like-minded people to make something creative. She believes problem-solving is a very important ability that everyone should have. She thinks TED talk is just such a platform to offer people some really good approach to problems and you can also get advice from different perspectives. For her, talking with people about topics that she is really interested in can help her to have a clear mind and inspire her.
Graduate of the nutrition and food science degree of UniSA, Jon is someone who loves telling people what they can or can’t eat. Coming from a nutritionist background, he has worked professionally in Malaysia and have worked in fields such as fundraising, projet management, marketing and sales. Fun tidbit, he loves potatoes.
To inspire and to be inspired
Keval is an IT graduate student of UniSA and have interest in the photography and production. Along with the study he loves to expand network for his hobby. Working as a TEDxUniSA committee member is a great opportunity to demonstrate his knowledge.
Kitty Hoi Yan Wong
Kitty is the head of event management team for TEDxUniSA 2021. She has started working for TEDxUniSA since 2019 and she has been enthusiastic to create a better event for TEDxUniSA 2021. She is strong in communication, leadership and management. In her role, she is working with the team to create the best experience for attendees at the event. Her responsibilities involve planning for the venue, catering, merchandise and activities in the hub, as well as managing relationship with stakeholders and resources.
She has recently graduated from Master of Nutrition and Dietetics and completed several dietetic placements in clinical, food service management, community and public health area. She has been outstanding in conducting daily dietetic tasks in different settings with positive feedback from supervisor, clients, patients and other health professionals.
Apart from her enthusiasm and expertise in nutrition and health, she is experienced in a variety of areas, including research, project management, rostering and administration. She is a passionate community leader, who has been volunteering for St John Ambulance as a rostering officer and event medic since 2016. As the community service officer for the UniSA Golden Key Chapter, she has successfully led multiple community engagement projects, such as Daffodil Day for Cancer Council, Christmas Books and Toy Appeals with the Smith Family and TEDxUniSA 2019. Her works in community services led to her being ‘highly commended’ for the South Australia International Student Award – Community Engagement in 2018, and the winner of said award in 2019.
YeeHwee is Malaysian and currently in her last-year Bachelor’s Degree in Project Management at the University of Adelaide. Project Management is her favourite course as it taught her to complete and ensure the deliverables are on time, on budget, and within scope.
In the age of 18, she went to Singapore to study Diploma in Management studies. In the age of 21, she worked as an intern with the Australian Government Department with their projects. Also, she is a Succeed@Adelaide Peer Mentor in the University. She loves swimming, the nature and helping people. She hopes you enjoy reading her background. Please feel free to say hi to her if you see her, and she will see you in the event!
Dhruv is an electronics engineer by profession and recently completed masters of Engineering Management from University of South Australia. He is currently working in UniSA as a tutoring assistant/practical supervisor in an engineering department (STEM).
He is an extrovert and inquisitive person who loves to interact with people and helping them. According to him, volunteering is the act of giving your time and service to a cause without payment. Volunteering is a way of life and it was how he grew up, and it defines him. His goal in life is to inspire others to give back in any way they can, not because they have to, but because they want to.
While he was pursuing his masters, he has volunteered himself as a UniMentor for almost one year. He was also working as a StudyHelp PAL in UniSA where he used to mentor and give tips to the university students about technical writing, academic writing and reference writing. Apart from that, He has also volunteered himself as a student engagement volunteer and board member of student connect program while pursuing his masters. These were one of the main reasons to join TEDx as he reckons that he can utilise his skills and contribute himself in order to bring a positive change in the community.
Melinda Ho Chin Ching
Melinda is from Volunteer Management Team. Being a part of TEDx UniSA is a transformational and unforgettable experience for her; it’s challenging but rewarding. She has a lot of chance to thrive and empower people around me and the next generation by spreading unique and wise ideas. She can’t wait to see you all and be here to enlighten your TEDx Conference at UniSA on 27 March 2021.
Sonal completed studies in Psychology and Forensic Science, currently working as a Science Communicator.
Lauren is a PhD student at UniSA researching how multilingual students’ languages and cultures shape their learning in a higher educational setting. She is interested in how people’s diverse linguistic and cultural profiles influence their understanding of the world around them. As an individual who has lived around the world, she has become fascinated by people’s diverse experiences and recognising the value of linguistic and cultural resources they bring.
Graeme is dilettante academic, former amateur-ish sportsman. Boldly going nowhere but with eyes wide open and a snapping camera lens to share the journey with others.
Lisanna has been a part of the TEDxUniSA team since 2019, while studying Marketing at UniSA. She has since been involved in the planning and organisation of marketing projects, including a website rebuild, content writing, creative design and more. Her goal is to bring TEDxUniSA to a wider audience, by boosting organic traffic to the website and enhancing the engagement rate across all social media platforms.
In her day job, working for a Digital Marketing Agency, she specialises in paid traffic platforms alongside email marketing, including Google, Facebook, and LinkedIn Ads. The most enjoyable part for her is helping clients carefully map-out users’ buying journeys.
Finding the most appropriate approach, in order to send the right message, to the right people, at the right time, is what she does.
In her spare time, she likes to keep busy with volunteer work. A General Member of GoldenKey UniSA, who are often involved in public volunteering events, she helps organising the ‘Read for the Record’. When she’s not busy with all of that, she also enjoys exploring the beautiful scenic drives across Australia.
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