MEET THE CURATION TEAM
Vice President/Assistant Curator
Kyle Funck is the Curator of TEDxPSU after serving as the Content Director, Content Manager and Content Liaison in prior years. He is a 4th year student studying math and economics while working part time at Lockheed Martin. Kyle's passionate about TED's mission and as curator he hopes to develop and grow his team into leaders in the Penn State community and to give people a platform to tell their story and share their ideas.
I am a senior majoring in neuropsychology and communication sciences and disorders originally from northwest Ohio! I have been involved in TEDxPSU for all four years of college and I am excited for my last year! On campus, I am involved in developmental research which is something I am very passionate about. In my free time, I enjoy going to sporting events and being outside!
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.
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.