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TEDxBerkeley is a production by the RCSA (Regents’ and Chancellor’s Scholars Association) at UC Berkeley, and is curated by UC Berkeley student Kevin Gong.
|Kevin M. Gong, TEDxBerkeley’s 2013 Curator is a 4th-year Economics and Statistics double major at UC Berkeley. He is a member of the human-centered design club Berkeley Innovation, serves as a graphic designer for the Social Apps Lab at CITRIS, and dabbles in photography. Follow him on Twitter @kmgong.|
|R. Jennifer Barr, TEDxBerkeley’s 2013 Co-Curator and Director of Marketing and Operations, is the Social Media Marketing Manager for Cisco’s Corporate Social Responsibility team. Previously, she consulted with Google as a Project Marketing Manager on Google+. This is her 4th year helping with TEDxBerkeley. She was co-curator of TEDxMarin and is also the social media strategist for TEDx Silicon Valley. In addition, Jennifer serves as the Career/Networking Officer of the Northern California Oxford Society. She has been a director at four Bay Area non-profits and was previously a management consultant and investment banker in New York City. Follow her on Google+ at gplus.to/rjenbarr and on Twitter @rjenbarr|
|Renee Blodgett, TEDxBerkeley’s 2013 Co-Curator, is CEO and Founder of Magic Sauce Media, an integrated new media agency that incorporates guerilla marketing, creative strategies, social media and branding to create the ‘magic sauce’ companies and brands need to succeed in an always-on world. She has launched companies from over ten countries, lived in a dozen and visited nearly 70. She is also the founder of We Blog the World, a global blog network dedicated to untold stories from voices on culture, society, arts, travel and business from around the world and co-founder of Traveling Geeks, whose mission is to collaborate with global technology innovators and influencers in various countries, mentor organizations and individuals, and then cross pollinate ideas through blogging, video, podcasts, social media tools and meet-ups. Follow her on Twitter @magicsaucemedia and @weblogtheworld. Also check out her personal blog Down the Avenue, on Facebook, Pinterest and Google+.|
|Erin Roberts, TEDxBerkeley’s 2013 Director of Logistics, is a second year at UC Berkeley, studying Molecular and Cell Biology and Global Poverty and Practice. She is actively involved as a coordinator in RCSA, and is a member of UC Berkeley’s chapter of MEDLIFE a non-profit organization dedicated to creating sustainability in low-income Latin American countries. Erin is also an assistant researcher at the Energy Biosciences Institute studying protein transporters in fungi, and enjoys being outdoors. Follow her on Twitter @eringroberts33|
|Rocky Mullin, TEDxBerkeley’s Technical Director, has been a college trained (UCSC 1992) theater arts professional off and on all his life. In particular a rigger, sound designer and technical director for projects such as Cirque du Soleil, The Tandy Beal dance company, and The New Pickle Circus. Rocky is a production volunteer for the Entertainment Gathering and TEDMED. His professional life has run a diverse path, with projects ranging from one of the earliest web workers at one of the first web production start-ups (Organic 1994-2001) to installing home theatre systems for Neil Young with his company Vanadium. Rocky is part owner of Taylor’s Tonics, a sixteen year Burning Man participant, a live ambient musician for weird blinking lights and a working club/event DJ (dj caliban) with the Cloudfactory.|
|Max Wolffe, TEDxBerkeley’s 2013 IT Manager, is a first year at UC Berkeley, studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He is actively involved in Cal’s Air Force ROTC program and the Regents’ and Chancellor’s Scholars Association. Max enjoys long walks on the beach and large cups of tea. He also loves watching TED talks and is excited to be a part of the TEDxBerkeley Team!|
|Arnav Dugar, TEDxBerkeley’s 2013 Social Media and Volunteer Manager, is a freshman at UC Berkeley with a deep interest at the intersection of genomics, mathematics and computer science. After gaining hands-on lab experience at nationally recognized research institutions during his high school years, Arnav hopes to continue participating in research and work on developing personalized medicines for treating complex diseases such as cancer and diabetes. For relaxation, he loves to play the piano, participate in musicals, both on stage and as a member of the technical crew, and go on long hikes.|
|Matt Buckley, TEDxBerkeley’s 2013 Social Media, Registration, and Operations Manager, is a freshman bioengineering student at UC Berkeley with an interest in neural prosthetics. On campus, he is an active member of Phi Kappa Psi and the Regents’ and Chancellor’s Scholars’ Association. Matthew is particularly fond of tropical aquariums, ping-pong, and apple pie. Although currently unemployed, he has valuable work experience as a paperboy in Davis, California. Having grown up watching TED talks, he is thrilled to contribute to TEDxBerkeley.|
|Navi Ganancial, is a serial volunteer and has helped produce multiple events for such organizations as San Francisco magazine, SF Chamber of Commerce, the Junior League of San Francisco, and many more. She currently blends her knowledge of event planning, social media marketing, and volunteer coordination as the Outreach Associate for Netroots Nation, and Community Manager for ChicMeetsGeek. When not working or volunteering she sits on the San Francisco BRAVO! Club Opera Board, the San Francisco Ballet 30 & Under Committee and the Board of Directors for Kasavita.org.|
|Eleanor Yang, is a fourth year Public Health major and Global Poverty and Practice minor at UC Berkeley. She is the President of RCSA, active in many clubs on campus, involved in cell biology research at the university, practices Chinese martial arts, and has interests in art and architecture among other things.|
|Massimo Paolini, is the founder and CEO of The Spectrum Group, a Digital Marketing Agency based in Silicon Valley. With over 20 years of business and marketing experience in Canada and the U.S., Massimo jumped into the Internet world right at its inception. He developed a holistic approach to web intelligence that blends together site design, SEO, social media, content development, and consumer behaviors. When working with clients, his approach is educational and collaborative so that they will become more active in their own solutions. Massimo speaks at various organizations on measuring the power of online marketing and social media. He works with dozens of businesses around the country to increase revenue by managing their web presence.|
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