Dr. Rebecca Brachman Selected as a TED Fellow
January 10, 2017
Doctor Rebecca Brachman has been selected as a TED Fellow, joining a class of 15 change-makers from around the world who will deliver a talk on the TED stage this April in Vancouver. Members of the new Fellows class include an artist whose documentary Whose Streets about the Ferguson uprising will debut later this month at Sundance, a paleobiologist using big data to understand species extinction through history and a music entrepreneur whose classical music program for underserved young people accelerates music careers and increases college enrollment. A full list of the new TED Fellows and Senior Fellows is available at ted.com/fellows.
Founded in 2009, the TED Fellows program has 414 Fellows from 87 countries, whose talks have collectively been viewed more than 145 million times. In its eight-year history, the TED Fellows program has created a powerful, far-reaching network – made up of scientists, doctors, activists, artists, entrepreneurs, inventors, journalists and beyond -- leading to many meaningful and unexpected collaborations including BRCK, the self-powered, mobile WiFi router that can work anywhere, even in the harshest conditions; Mappr, the data visualization platform recently acquired by Slice Technologies; and Brick x Brick, a public art performance inspired by the 2016 election that builds human “walls” against misogyny.
“What do a gut-brain neurobiologist, a Chinese entrepreneur innovating in food delivery and an investigative journalist reporting on authoritarian regimes in the Central African Republic have in common? As it turns out, a whole lot. We are thrilled to welcome our newest class of TED Fellows, an incredible group of exceptional achievers with exemplary character,” said TED Fellows founder and director Tom Rielly. “Our Fellows tell us that the biggest benefit of the program is the other Fellows themselves – the mutual support, professional and personal, and the deep, lasting connections. The collaborative spirit of the program yields a powerful network where each person profoundly influences each other, and the group as a whole functions as a supercomputer to which each fellow has personal access.”
Once a year, the TED Fellows program opens applications to find a new class of extraordinary thinkers and doers, encouraging innovators over 18 years old to apply. Interested applicants should visit the TED Fellows program website for more information about the fellowship and to sign up to be alerted when the next round of applications opens later this year: http://www.ted.com/participate/ted-fellows-program/apply-to-be-a-ted-fellow.
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