Nikolai Birch is a Sophomore Diplomacy and World Affairs Major from the Mill Valley, California by way of London, England. Nikolai joined the TEDxOccidental College team in the Spring of 2016 as a member of the production team, and is also a member of Occidental’s Programming Board and Peer Health Exchange. Nikolai is inspired by the use of technology and social media as a platform for bridging cultures, and giving voices to underrepresented communities both global and local. Nikolai’s favorite TED Talk is Sir Ken Robinson’s talk about creativity and the education system.