Josie is a sophomore Media Arts and Culture Major/Interdisciplinary Writing Minor. Josie was brought onto the TEDx team as a production manager in February. Josie’s relationship to the TED platform began in her senior year of high school when she first heard Kevin Breel’s talk, “Confessions of a Depressed Comic.” The talk inspired her and a friend to dive into the early developmental stages of producing a documentary about mental illness which they then pitched to the student body on Expo Day, an event built around student and faculty speeches, which is quite reminiscent of TEDx. She is incredibly excited to have been brought on board for the this year’s program and can’t wait for everyone to see what’s in store.