Jessalind is a First Year intended DWA major and Economics minor from Honolulu, Hawaii. She joined the TEDx team because she wanted to share the power and inspiration TED talks brought to her with her community. She is a strong supporter of TED’s belief “…in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world”, and owes much of her life changing revelations to Amy Cuddy’s TED talk:Your body language shapes who you are. Outside of TEDx, Jessalind is the Political Advocacy Committee Chair for Oxy’s Planned Parenthood Club, a member in the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, a member of Phi Beta Lambda, the Emergency Preparedness Committee Student Representative for the Associated Students of Occidental College (ASOC), a part of Hawaii Club’s e-board, and a member of OCE’s Staff Appreciation Day Planning Committee.