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TEDxBerkeley 2015: Wisdom. Compassion. Connection.

This past Saturday on February 28, over 2,000 attendees packed Zellerbach Hall for TEDxBerkeley, an independently organized TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) event. Centered around the theme of wisdom, compassion, and connection, this year’s TEDxBerkeley featured 21 speakers and performances on an array of topics, including Ebola, forgiveness, computing literacy and gender equity, and happiness.

IMG_0261My friend, Erin Roberts, curator of TEDxBerkeley, and her TEDx team, had been working hard all year to coordinate the event, and it was exciting to see everything come together so beautifully. As a volunteer for TEDxBerkeley, I had the opportunity to see some of the behind-the-scenes aspects, as I served lunch to attendees, transported heavy items around Zellerbach Hall, and assisted with security backstage. It was my first time in the backstage of Zellerbach, and it was an amazing experience meeting the speakers, cheering them on before and after their talks, and seeing their warm interactions with each other.

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Suits College Tour at Berkeley


One of my favorite things about Berkeley is that there are an endless number of amazing events that I can attend. When I was a freshman at Berkeley, I suffered massive FOMO (fear of missing out), but I’ve learned to overcome that feeling after realizing that it was just an aspect of Berkeley that I had to accept and love.

This event spiced up my Tuesday afternoon and made it a whole lot more interesting. Every college student has a TV show (or shows) that they worship, and one of my favorite TV shows of all time is Suits. You can probably tell I was ecstatic when Suits announced that it was undertaking a college tour, and I was even more ecstatic when UC Berkeley SUPERB announced it would host the tour at the California theatre. Many of my friends are also avid Suits fans, so I expected February 4th to be a party.

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