TEDxArcadiaUniversity Organizers: Students

TEDxArcadiaUniversity is organized and produced by Arcadia University Honors Program students and faculty.

Samantha BaggottSamantha Baggott is in her junior year at Arcadia pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Pre-Art Therapy. Originally from Monroe, NY, she grew up knowing she wanted to spend her life making a difference in the lives of others. To avoid the starving artist lifestyle but still maintain the presence of art in her life, Sam is pursuing a career in art therapy. MORE

Rachel DeLadesmoRachel DeLadesmo is in her senior year of the Honors Program studying Corporate Communications and Business Administration. She is currently involved as a fashion blogger at www.TheStreetSiren.com, a senior consultant at K-JET Consultants, and a student worker for her university. MORE

Anna DienstmanAnna Dienstman
transferred to Arcadia University from a small college in upstate New York in the fall of 2012. "Without a doubt, it was the best decision I have made. In the two years I have been at Arcadia I have accomplished a great deal." MORE

Emily EliasenEmily Eliasen is a sophomore in the Honors Program, majoring in biology with a chemistry minor in the accelerated 3+2 Forensic Science Program. She participated in Spring Stirling FYSAE last year. She loves to travel. She also loves to help people. MORE

Alexa GonzalezAlexa Gonzalez is a third year student at Arcadia University studying Biology as a part of the 3+2 Forensic Science Program with a minor in French. A graduate of Forest Hills Eastern High School in Ada, MI, Alexa was born and raised in El Paso, Texas before moving to the state in 2004. MORE

Amber McDanielAmber McDaniel hails from the small town of Bigfork, Montana where she grew camping and hiking. She is a sophomore at double majoring in Psychology and Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology to work towards her goal of becoming a civil rights attorney. MORE
Sammy NickallsSammy Nickalls, originally from Lebanon, Pa., is a senior print communication major at Arcadia University. She is currently the copy editor of Loco Magazine and a content writer and social media assistant for Inspiyr, an online health and wellness magazine. MORE

Ruth StetlerRuth Stetler
is a junior biology major originally from a small town in central Pa., but since entering Arcadia University, she has adjusted to life near Philadelphia, studied abroad for four months in Stirling, Scotland, and spent a summer camping in rural areas throughout Pa. MORE

Gabrielle Thomas thumbnailGabrielle Thomas is in her senior year at Arcadia University pursuing her bachelor's degree in Global Legal Studies/Pre-Law. She is avidly interested in politics, specifically the realm of public policy. She intends to apply for her master's degree in Public Policy so that she can become involved with education reform in Philadelphia. MORE


 TEDx at Arcadia University
Sunday, March 30, 2014
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Common Great Room

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by the 
Arcadia University 
Honors Program.