Meet the Team


Meet the TEDxOxbridge 2016 Team

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Executive Director

Sean Heisler graduated with an Integrated Engineering degree from the University of British Columbia, and found himself following a pathway of interesting things; be it opening new offices, learning circus arts, putting together highlight events with Beakerhead in Calgary, or flying off to Cambridge to try out a new country with an MBA. Life’s too short to try to be normal.  

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Cambridge Lead

Donald is an MBA student at University of Cambridge, Judge Business School. Prior to moving to the UK, he worked in Banking in Singapore and started his own entrepreneurial venture. He enjoys learning new things and always striving to improve. In his spare time, he loves traveling to eat good food.

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Oxford Lead

Ritesh is an MBA student at Said Business School, University of Oxford. Ritesh is an entrepreneur who has built companies in the space of cleantech, manufacturing and IT. He is super excited about the change that startups have and can bring about with their innovative business and technology solutions in the world.

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Sponsorships Team

Anastasiya is an MBA student at Said Business School, University of Oxford.  She likes to be challenged and learn. She has worked for an oil consulting company in the US and large international financial and governmental institutions. She attended a school of Fine Arts and enjoys checking out art galleries and ballet performances.. Anastasiya is fascinated by an opportunity to become a part of the team that will make TEDx Oxbridge 2016 happen and inspire.

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Sponsorships Team

Dhiraj was born in India and raised in Dubai. Before pursuing an MBA at Saïd Business School in the University of Oxford, he worked throughout the Middle East and Africa region. He has more than eight years of consulting and market research experience in both public and private sectors. He loves working at the intersection of technology and emerging markets, and has lost count of how many TED videos he has watched last year.

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Marketing Team

Connie is an MBA student at University of Cambridge, Judge Business School. She comes from a luxury marketing background, specializing in digital marketing, community management, and content creation. She is motivated to inspire thought-provoking ideas through the TEDx Oxbridge platform, where she hopes to contribute her marketing experience and passion for storytelling to make TEDx Oxbridge 2016 a memorable and impactful event.

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Marketing Team

Ava is an MBA student at Judge Business School,  Cambridge. She is an enthusiastic learner in multiple disciplines. Before coming to Cambridge, she lived in 6 cities in different stages of her life. Starting from finance background, she later moved into strategic planning for tech companies using data science. She is passionate about start-ups and the positive impacts technologies have on people’s lives. She hopes to bring inspirational stories to more people through TEDx Oxbridge.

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Marketing Team

Amarisa is an MBA student at Judge Business School,Cambridge. Prior to Cambridge she has a background in consumer insights, helping companies connect with consumers. Having lived abroad from a young age, Amarisa is an enthusiastic traveller. She is passionate about learning new cultures and traditions across different countries. Through her travels across the world, she hopes to portray TEDxOxbridge through a new and exciting lens. 

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Production Team

Philippe is reading for MBA at the Cambridge Judge Business School. Originally from Paris, he studied and lived in France, the UK and the USA. His education in Engineering took him to Alaska where he worked for four years and enjoyed all the outdoor activities offered by The Last Frontier. Besides travelling and discovering new cultures, he enjoys good food and History.

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Production Team

Andrew is an MBA Candidate at Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge. His background is in natural sciences and advertising, where he worked in media buying and business development roles. Andrew is passionate about bringing new technologies to the market and scaling them in a sustainable and profitable way to help solving major challenges humanity faces. He is excited about opportunity to help making TEDx Oxbridge a thought-provoking and impactful event.

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Content Team

Jack is a current Cambridge MBA student. He likes running, writing, and drinking good beer–but usually not all at the same time. A former US Army Intelligence Officer, he appreciates great teams and better causes–especially making his wife Lindsay happy (or trying). He is currently working on a novel about his experience in Afghanistan.

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Content Team

Allegra is an MBA student at Judge Business School, Cambridge. Originally from Germany, she moved to Washington DC to pursue a degree in Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Her love for dance, classical music, and cultural diplomacy led her to work in performing arts management for the past six years. She can’t wait to help make TEDxOxbridge 2016 an inspiring and successful event!

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Logistics Team

Kelly recently moved to Cambridge from Los Angeles while her husband completes the Cambridge MBA. She has a background in accounting and finance, starting her career with KPMG and most recently working at a digital creative agency. She is a podcast junkie, enjoys storytelling, and is excited to help bring true stories and inspiring ideas to the stage at TEDxOxbridge.

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Logistics Team

Farhan is a passionate retail and marketing professional currently pursuing an MBA from University of Oxford, Saïd Business School. He has faith in the power of listening and truly believes in the saying “ Despite all the differences the only way to resolve problems is through words”. 

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Teodora Zareva is an entrepreneur, writer, board games geek and a curious person at large. Her professional path has taken her from filmmaking and photography to writing, TEDx organizing, teaching, and social entrepreneurship. Her biggest passion lies at the intersection of media and youth development. She is the co-founder of WishBOX Foundation, a Bulgarian NGO that helps high school