OUR TEAM 2016-2017

Marianne Lim Event Co-ordinator

Event coordinator: Marianne LIm

Marianne is our Event Coordinator this year; she is a 2nd year Law student and her favourite spot in Edinburgh is the Christmas Market in Princes Street Gardens!

Get in touch with her at: eventcoordinator@tedxuniversityofedinburgh.com


Marketing director: MADARA RUDZITE

Madara is a 4th year Chinese & Economics student who is organising our marketing and publicity this year. Her favourite spot in Edinburgh is Stockbridge Market on Sundays, so full of local goodies!

Get in touch with her at: tedxuniversityofedinburgh@gmail.com


Finance and sponsorship director: Luca forni

Luca, a 3rd year Economics student, is our Finance Director this year. His favourite place in Edinburgh is the 4th floor of the Main Library aka his batcave!

Check out his Medium article on  'The link between sleep and TED talks' here or get in touch with any finance related questions at: tedxuniversityofedinburgh@gmail.com.



operations Director: Lindsey Johnston

Lindsey is a 5th year Medic who is our Operations Director this year. Her favourite spot Edinburgh is Dean Village, a silent spot near the city centre!

Get in touch at: communications@tedxuniversityofedinburgh.com

community engagement director: gabriele negro

Gabriele is one of the two Community Engagement Directors, and he loves to hang out at the Botanic Gardens, because he is a butterfly we are his flowers! He is a 2nd year Ecology student here in Edinburgh.

Get in touch with Gabriele at: tedxuniversityofedinburgh@gmail.com


community engagement director: vivian ho

Vivian is our second community engagement director; she studies Medicinal Chemistry and is in her 3rd year. She likes to hang out in Bruntsfield (because it's full of nice cafes, and why would anyone say no to pastries?).

In her Medium article, Vivian asks 'Is TED "nerdy"?'. You can get in touch with her at: tedxuniversityofedinburgh@gmail.com 


Rachel is a 3rd year at Edinburgh College of Art and she is in charge of the creative side of TEDx this year. Her favourite spot in Edinburgh is the Meadows (but only when the weather is nice!).

Get in touch at: tedxuniversityofedinburgh@gmail.com


performance and oratory director: grace ellis

Grace, our Performance and Oratory Director, is a 4th year History student. Her favourite spot in Edinburgh is Lovecrumbs - yum!


Check out Grace's Medium article titled 'What do TED Talks, the rain forests of Madagascar and airplane seats have in common?' here or get in touch at speakerdevelopment@tedxuniversityofedinburgh.com


speaker curator: freya sykes

Freya is a 3rd year Geography student who is sourcing and organising our external speakers this year. Her favourite spot in Edinburgh is Salisbury Crags, arguably the best picnic spot in the City.

Read about Freya's experiences as a student speaker with TEDx here. You can reach Freya at tedxuniversityofedinburgh@gmail.com.