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Spring 2019

 
 
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Jeremy Sry

Alumni Jeremy Sry, didn’t start out with the career he’s embarked on these last few years; a career of self-discovery and self-employment, something he hadn’t anticipated when graduating UCI in 2015. As a self-made creative director, Jeremy began working behind the camera publishing his works on YouTube to start. Scouted for his talents behind the camera, Jeremy quickly made a name for himself in the social media commercial industry which in turn led to working with huge companies such as Live Fit, Dojo; and eventually  premiering a commercial work of his own on Pay-Per-View television, featuring artists and entertainers such as bantamweight world champion, Tj Dillashaw, the face of social media entrepreneurship, Gary Vee, and even established rapper 2 Chainz. While growing his name, he also grew a love for pursuing a healthy lifestyle which he’s used to bridge a connection between himself and others with the same goals. Through online coaching, he’s been able to guide and follow through with incredible emotional and physical transformations for his fitness members.


WRDSMITH

WRDSMTH is an LA-based street artist who utilizes a unique combination of stenciling and wheatpasting in his street art to inspire our community on a daily basis.  

Active in the street art community since November 2013, he has made his mark in: Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, San Diego, San Francisco, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Miami, West Palm Beach, Boston, San Antonio, Toronto, London, Paris, Berlin, Kraków, Edinburgh, Melbourne, Tokyo, and Auckland New Zealand. He has also been featured in Playboy, LA Weekly, The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, LAist, LA Magazine, and The Philadelphia Enquirer. He was named one of The Art of Elsyum’s 2014 Emerging Artists and his work has been sold at various art hubs.

In his ted talk, he will be exploring his unique story from a caddy from Cleveland, to a published author, and now an indelible mark on the world with spraypaint, WRDs, passion, and gumption.  


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Bill Morris

Bill Morris, an adjunct professor of Strategic Management at UCI’s Paul Merage School of Business. Bill’s career started after he was recruited by Exxon corporation following the completion of his MBA in International Business, but that was only the start of the once-in-a-lifetime opportunities Bill embraced. At just 30 years old, he became a Wall Street Executive for an Investment Bank where he headed all financial and operational activity in major cities such as London, Paris, Geneva, Zurich, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. His international skills were then utilized by another Wall Street Firm before moving to Middle Market M&A where he served as a key speaker on Middle Market issues. Business, however is certainly not Bill’s only strong suit. He is currently the World Record Holder for 20,100 consecutive sit-ups, and the author of book, “The Formula for Success.” In his TEDx Talk, Bill will share his expertise on how to balance the mental, physical, and spiritual elements of happiness so that we can achieve our own success, and correspondingly help others do the same.


Avijah Scarbrough

Avijah Scarbrough, a Multimedia Journalist at Spectrum News 1 Los Angeles. Avijah’s received her BS in International Business at CSU Long Beach and then pursued a Master’s in Broadcast Journalism at USC, but got her start in broadcast journalism as an intern for KTTV-TV’s “Good Day LA”. Since then, she has for many companies and news organizations such as Viva Glam Magazine, ABC, and now Spectrum Networks. As a Broadcast Journalist, Avijah seeks to be the passionate storyteller looking to uplift humanity through positive, unbiased, and agenda-free journalism.


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TED GIDEONSE

Dr. Theodore K. Gideonse is a psychological and medical anthropologist who teaches in the Program in Public Health at the University of California, Irvine. He is also a film critic, and before academia he was a journalist, an editor, a literary agent, and for a brief time, a judge for Guinness World Records. In his TEDx Talk, he Dr. Gideonse will explain how cognitive dissonance happens and how it can be resolved in deeply unhealthy ways and in ways that lead to profound and positive transformation.

THE DOMINO EFFECT

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Andrea Gutierrez

Andrea Gutierrez is a UCI alumni and a recipient of the 2017 Dynamic Woman of UCI Award for Social Justice. She manages the FRESH Basic Needs Hub on campus, which provides resources to ensure students have access to basic necessities. In addition, she is a co-chair of the campus and Systemwide Food Access Security and Basic Needs Committee.

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Ashley Villa

Ashley Rachel Villa, Esq. is an attorney and manager of many YouTube stars and to digital content creators. The UCLA alumna has previously worked at StyleHaul, Sierra/Affinity LLC, and Lionsgate Entertainment Corp. She received her J.D. from Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University. She is a member of the Beverly Hills Bar Association and the California State Bar. She has also been admitted to the U.S. District Court, Central District of California.

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Derek Sabori

After launching a career at Volcom in 1996, Derek Sabori has held many diverse roles since then before finally serving 5 years as the Vice President of Sustainability. Additionally, he is the founder of Underswell, a modern sustainability advisory agency.

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Lindsay Freedman

As a law student, Lindsay Freedman’s husband was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. His diagnosis led her to begin her food blog that focusses on low glycemic, gluten-free and tasty recipes that contain wholesome ingredients.

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lydia Natoolo

Lydia Natoolo is currently a student at University of California, Irvine majoring in Biological Sciences and minoring in Political Sciences. The youngest of 28 children, Lydia was born in Lusaze - a village in Uganda and witnessed firsthand the struggles of living without basic necessities such as food, running water, and electricity. In May 2014, Lydia worked on a research paper with a topic; “The Horrors of Water” and made some significant discoveries.

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Michael Dennis

Professor Michael Dennis’s main research interest is systems that exhibit emergent properties. He is well-known for popularizing science for the public and teaching many online courses on natural sciences. Michael is dedicated to enhancing the undergraduate experience and oversees programs that connect students to a wide range of academic programs.

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Michele goodwin

Professor Michele Goodwin is a Chancellor’s Professor at UCI and is the founder and director of the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy at UC Irvine School of Law and its internationally acclaimed Reproductive Justice Initiative.

FEATURED SPEAKERS

“ORDINARY PEOPLE CAN DO EXTRAORDINARY THINGS.”   - JASON Y. LEE, TEDXUCIRVINE 2017

“ORDINARY PEOPLE CAN DO EXTRAORDINARY THINGS.”

- JASON Y. LEE, TEDXUCIRVINE 2017

“NO HISTORY IS WRITTEN BY THE PEOPLE WHO DO NOTHING, IT’S WRITTEN BY THE PEOPLE WHO DO SOMETHING.”   - RICHARD MATTHEW, TEDXUCIRVINE 2017

“NO HISTORY IS WRITTEN BY THE PEOPLE WHO DO NOTHING, IT’S WRITTEN BY THE PEOPLE WHO DO SOMETHING.”

- RICHARD MATTHEW, TEDXUCIRVINE 2017

“SOMEWHERE IN YOUR STORY IS YOUR PERSONAL BRAND.”   - RYAN FOLAND, TEDXUCIRVINE 2017

“SOMEWHERE IN YOUR STORY IS YOUR PERSONAL BRAND.”

- RYAN FOLAND, TEDXUCIRVINE 2017

 
“THE MOST RELIABLE SPOT TO HANG OUT IS RIGHT HERE AND RIGHT NOW.”   - ABIGAIL REYES, TEDXUCIRVINE 2016

“THE MOST RELIABLE SPOT TO HANG OUT IS RIGHT HERE AND RIGHT NOW.”

- ABIGAIL REYES, TEDXUCIRVINE 2016

“THE AMERICAN DREAM WILL NOT COME TO ANY OF US IF WE WAIT FOR IT TO COME. YOU NEED TO BE THE CHANGE.”   - BRIAN MAC MAHON, TEDXUCIRVINE 2016

“THE AMERICAN DREAM WILL NOT COME TO ANY OF US IF WE WAIT FOR IT TO COME. YOU NEED TO BE THE CHANGE.”

- BRIAN MAC MAHON, TEDXUCIRVINE 2016

“THE BIGGER THE CHALLENGE THE BIGGER THE OPPORTUNITY.”   - LORI HARDER, TEDXUCIRVINE 2017

“THE BIGGER THE CHALLENGE THE BIGGER THE OPPORTUNITY.”

- LORI HARDER, TEDXUCIRVINE 2017