Claremont, Calif. (March 30, 2010) — Pitzer College student Jessie Yancey-Seigel ’13 delivered a speech on “Being A Global Citizen” at the 2010 TEDxConejo Conference in Thousand Oaks.
Yancey-Seigel, who majors in international and intercultural studies, spoke on how the millennial generation can act as philanthropic agents of change at a local and global level. She drew upon her experience as a co-founder of YouthGive and her travels in Africa documenting the power of micro-finance and locally-generated solutions to malaria, access to clean water and other issues.
The TEDxConejo Conference, organized by the Conejo Valley Unified School District and under license from the TED Conference, is a gathering of renowned thinkers and doers. The daylong program was organized around the theme, “What’s The Big Idea,” and was divided into three sessions: “Thinking,” “Doing,” and “Seeing.” Topics included the neuroscience of beliefs, innovations and discoveries in medicine and healthcare, the principles of meaningful enterprise, new ideas in education, effective communication, computer science and art, microfinance, psychology, human perception and music.
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