Meet the Executive Board
Bailey is currently a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee studying English literature, Women’s & Gender Studies, and French. She plans to attend graduate school, obtain her doctorate, and become a professor of medieval English literature. When not TED-ing, Bailey enjoys reading, writing, eating Nutella out of the jar with a spoon, and smashing the patriarchy.
Avery absolutely loves being a part of TEDxUW-Milwaukee! She’s a sophomore here at UWM studying Business and Women’s & Gender Studies. On top of handling a lot of the organizational work for the group and working with speakers for the annual conference, she enjoys exploring Milwaukee, reading, playing piano and singing, and being involved on campus. TEDx has given her the opportunity and platform to dedicate herself to a great cause, contribute to a team, and support the speakers who she works with. She invites you to join one of our meetings and find your place in the TEDx community!
Idalis is a Milwaukee transplant from the great land of Chicago. She is a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee majoring in Journalism, Advertising, & Media Studies. She is passionate about writing, design and social change and hopes to intertwine all three with a career in advertising.
Megan is entering her last year of a marketing degree with the Lubar School of Business. When she is not participating in TEDxUWMilwaukee, Megan enjoys aviation, spending time with her rescue dog, and staying active outdoors.
Fun fact: She is almost a licensed pilot.
Val Perkins is in her second year at UWM studying Linguistics with a minor in Spanish. She hopes to attend law school after graduation and eventually do legal work related to civil rights, social justice, and immigration. In her free time, she enjoys playing the clarinet and cooking.