Our Team

We would like to congratulate and thank all the speakers for enduring the multiple rounds of auditions and working so hard to enlighten us on the subjects of their expertise. The ideas and insights you share with us are inspiring to say the least.

We would also like to express our gratitude to all the staff including our Lead Organizer, Curation Committee, Sponsorships and Budget Manager, Project Manager, Video and Production, Marketing and Communication, and volunteers who are working very hard to provide the attendees with a superb TEDx experience. Your enthusiasm is exhilarating and motivating.

And last, certainly not least, we feel like we need to thank the wonderful audience. Thank you all for your interest, your attention, and your feedback.

Our Executive Board and Organizing Team members are volunteers that come from all majors, backgrounds, and levels of experience. They include students, staff, alumni and and Columbia Community members that are passionate about creating a stellar TEDx conference experience that highlights intellectual thought, provocative discussions, and personal growth. The team meets regularly, dedicates their own time, and reflects and lives the goals, values, and mission of the entire organization.


Do you watch a TED or a TEDx talk and then instantly feel the excitement, the energy, the inspiration? Are you innovative with an entrepreneurial spirit? Are you passionate about nonprofit work and community? If so—then you know you’re destined to be involved—work behind the scenes, and collaborate with the team that makes it all happen. This team is just that opportunity!

The TEDxColumbiaUniversity Search Committee is always looking for extraordinary, dependable, technical, and creative students to join our efforts. Like the rest of us, this person will wear many hats; you will work closely with our organizer, partners, volunteers, and contractors. Your role, broadly speaking, will be to solve problems and accelerate TEDxColumbiaUniversity’s mission. Specifically, you will be charged with helping manage several elements of our programing for our next TEDx event. Additionally, you must:

– Be able to meet regularly for meetings
– Communicate well and effectively
– Have a passion for creativity
– Be flexible, accountable, and dedicated
– Believe in Ideas Worth Spreading

If interested, send a Cover Letter and your Resume here.

NOTE: Applications for the 2020-2021 period are now closed and open positions have been filled. Please check back next year!

Murwa Farah

Lead Organizer

Murwa Farah joined Columbia University’s Career Design Lab in July 2017 as the Assistant Director of Industry Relations. She worked predominately with Applied Analytics students and was later promoted to Associate Director. She has an MBA in Strategic Management and brings with her nearly 10 years of experience in higher education.

Murwa has effectively engaged with business partners in different industries. She is a former recruiter and served as a university liaison to career centers. She has worked as a liaison to the United Nations, has a global mindset, and a clear passion for event and project management.

Murwa is also an human rights activist and change agent. She was awarded the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award after completing terms of national service in approved AmeriCorps programs, such as AmeriCorps VISTA, AmeriCorps NCCC, or AmeriCorps State and National. The award is named after Eli Segal, one of the pioneers of the national service movement and the first CEO of the federal Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). She has worked with many top-tier employers including Yahoo, Groupon, Citibank, Bank of America, T-Mobile, Goldman Sachs, JetBlue, Uber, and American Express.

Most recently, Murwa began an Executive Education Digital Marketing Certification in Customer Engagement, Social Media, and Planning & Analytics at Columbia University’s Graduate Business School.

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