Dr. Savalia speaks at TEDxLincolnWomen

May 29, 2015

Image with caption: From left, Shelbi Bretz, UNL senior and TedX coach, Krupa Savalia, Ph.D., and Jackie Ostrowicki, assistant vice president, university affairs/director of marketing

From left, Shelbi Bretz, UNL senior and TedX coach, Krupa Savalia, Ph.D., and Jackie Ostrowicki, assistant vice president, university affairs/director of marketing

Former UNMC student regent and medical student Krupa Savalia, Ph.D., spoke Thursday as part of the sold-out TEDxLincolnWomen 2015.

Dr. Savalia spoke on experimenting with experience and the value of uncharted territory at the event, which was held on Lincoln's Nebraska Innovation Campus and had a theme of "Momentum."

Watch Dr. Savalia's TEDxLincolnWomen talk.

This second annual TEDxLincolnWomen explored ideas that create momentum in how people think, live and work. The University of Nebraska and Nebraska Innovation Campus were presenting sponsors.

The event also showcased influential local Nebraska speakers, including:

  • University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds, Ph.D.
  • Lincoln City Councilwoman Leirion Gaylor Baird
  • Kim Morrow, executive director of Nebraska Interfaith Power & Light
  • P• Ashley Strosnider, managing editor of the Prairie Schooner

Dr. Savalia recently ended a 15-month term on the University of Nebraska Board of Regents as the UNMC student body president. She saw her TEDxLincolnWomen talk as an additional opportunity to share what she has learned as a student in science and medicine.

"I've been trained as a scientist and am pursuing a career in medicine, so my perspective of what momentum is comes from a different angle," Savalia said.

"One person or group's momentum has the power to change how we think, approach problems, and implement change. However, the contagious nature of momentum can only be caught if we share our ideas; TED creates the perfect platform for sharing perspectives as a means of motivating vision and change, locally and globally."

TEDxLincoln is an organization that provides opportunities in Nebraska for people to share ideas. It was created in 2012 in the spirit of TED's mission, "ideas worth spreading," and has been licensed and run by Dr. Randall Bretz for the past four years. Information about all events can be found online at the website.

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Anna Boyum
July 25, 2015 at 8:50 PM

Thank you for the thought-provoking talk, Krupa!

Melissa hernandez
May 29, 2015 at 1:20 PM

Congratulations Krupa!

Jackie Ostrowicki
May 29, 2015 at 8:20 AM

She was outstanding!