Morgan Jones


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Rachel Cole

Assistant to the Curator





Morgan Jones is a junior at Penn State double majoring in Communications Sciences and Disorders and Psychology. Originally from Ohio, Morgan's love for attending TED conferences and watching TED talks brought her to TEDxPSU her freshman year as a member of the Programming team. She loved the experience of organizing events for the club and is excited to be more involved this year as the Logistics Director. Outside of TEDxPSU, Morgan does research in the Cognition, Affect, and Temperament Lab at Penn State and is involved with many eye-tracking projects studying the attention and temperament of infants. In her free time, Morgan enjoys playing volleyball, Zumba, running, and beekeeping over the summer. Morgan can be reached at


Rachel Cole is a senior at Penn State double majoring in Secondary Mathematics Education and Mathematics with a minor in French. Rachel's passion for TED talks and their unique ability to connect people across the globe is what brought her to TEDxPSU three years ago and what continues to inspire her today as Curator. In addition to her role as Curator, Rachel was TEDxPSU's Programming Director her sophomore year and a programming team member freshman year. Outside of TEDxPSU, Rachel leads backpacking trips through Penn State's AURORA Outdoor Orientation Program and is involved with the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program. In her free time, Rachel enjoys exploring new trails, playing new instruments, and learning to speak different languages. Rachel can be reached at


Peter Miraldi is a Teaching Professor in the Department of Communication Arts and Sciences at Penn State University. He teaches Conflict Resolution and Negotiation and Effective Speech for engineers and students with severe speech anxiety. In addition, Peter consults organizations on how to improve their communication and presentations. He is passionate about helping people find their voice and share their stories.