Speakers

TEDxUCSD 2015 will feature 15 speakers and performers from a variety of fields. The speakers come from diverse backgrounds, from right here at UC San Diego to all the way from New York, and draw from even more diverse experiences which have built the foundations of their talk. Each of these speakers will be sharing their "ideas worth spreading" and giving their own unique perspective on this year's theme, "In Search Of...".

Click on their portraits to find out more about them!

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Christine Ha

Winner, MasterChef USA

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Alex Dickinson

SVP of Strategic Initiatives, Illumina

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Scott Klemmer

Co-Founder and Co-Director, Design Lab

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Nassim Haramein

Director of Research, Resonance Project Foundation

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Melody Tai

Harpist

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MC Jin

Hip-Hop Artist

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Brina Lee

Engineer, Instagram

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Josh Tetrick

CEO and Founder, Hampton Creek

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Jay Srirangam

Chemist, Pfizer

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Natasha Azevedo

Photojournalist

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David "Phreak" Turley

Shoutcaster, Riot Games

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Ben Parr

Tech Journalist and Entrepreneur

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Antonius Schuh

Pharmacist and CEO, Trovagene

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Michael Sailor

Professor, Nanoengineering

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Sophia Chang

Illustrator and Designer

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Entity

Contemporary Dance