I manage the branding/positioning of TEDx events, and TEDx editorial. I work to provide internal resources to organizers and strategize on how to sustainably grow our global community.
I also share the amazing stories, talks and images from these events on the TEDx Tumblr
Before that, I ran Pie in the Park, a yearly event in Prospect Park, published a book through a Kickstarter campaign, hosted a pie event in collaboration with Kickstarter at Smorgasburg in Williamsburg. I directed the creation of the Doyle & Doyle e-commerce website and built a marketing + communications strategy to go with it.
I'm interested in the local on a global scale, community building, and how new technologies and new media can make that easier.
I love learning, yoga, reading and travel.
I'm American, je parle Francais et eu estou aprendando portugues.
“‘Look, you’re too young to know this, but a man’s love is a reflection of his character.’
Adem listened, not knowing what to make of this.
‘If the man is quarrelsome, his love is full of fights. If he is placid and kind, his love is a balm. Should he pity himself all the time, his love will crumble to dust. If he is a jolly chap, his love will abound with joy. Before losing your heart to a woman, you need to ask yourself what kind of love can you give her?’”
“Girls are tough but they’re also fragile. It’s an interesting duality. They’ll be the first person to cry over a sentimental commercial but they also endure blood coming out of their vagina once a month, childbirth and being catcalled by a construction worker. They fight small battles every day and accept it as a part of their lives. It’s funny to me that masculinity is all tied into your physical prowess. Because when it comes to dealing with the difficult things you can’t just punch in the face, men will often shut down completely and become completely weak. Living in New York City or any other metropolitan city, gender roles are obviously less defined. For $1600 a month, you can live in a Michael Cera-induced New Masculinity bubble! Outside those city limits though, things can still be very caveman and scary.”
“The way that we give people advice is also how we talk to ourselves.”