Laura Spiekerman (’00), Cofounder and CRO at Alloy
TEDTalk: The Pink Tax for Making Change
Laura Spiekerman is a cofounder and CRO at Alloy. Alloy’s API enables financial services companies to better manage their digital onboarding and identity requirements, increasing conversion and reducing fraud for banks and fintechs alike. Alloy works with both fintech companies and banks, including Marqeta, Petal, Brex, Radius Bank and others. Prior to Alloy, Laura lead Business Development & Partnerships at an ACH payments startup and was on the Research & Investment team at Imprint Capital Advisors (acquired by Goldman Sachs). Laura is a proud Barnard College alumna and lives in Oakland, California.
Anna Boser (’12), PhD Candidate at UC Santa Barbara, Bren School of Environmental Science & Management
TEDTalk: How to save the Earth from Space
Anna comes from a background in statistics and public health, and is broadly interested in using quantitative methods to understand ecosystem services that humans rely on for health and wellbeing. Her previous work has focused on air quality in California, including evaluations of the health effects of prescribed burning and estimations of ground level particulate matter using remote sensing. However, she has also worked on the socio-economic dynamics of HIV in French Guiana, and women’s empowerment in Niger.
Benjamin Blair — How Car Oil Impacts Ocean’s Marine Life
Benjamin speaks about how oil and pollution caused by cars impacts marine life in our local San Francisco Bay ecosystem. Benjamin is currently an eighth grader in the Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley class of 2022.
Juniper Hedlund & Alexandra Jameson — The World of Representation
This collaboration between eighth graders Juniper Hedlund and Alexandra Jameson explores how gender is represented in popular media. Juniper is currently an eighth grader in the Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley class of 2022.
Maddy Kelly — The Rise of K-Pop
Maddy Kelly shares her passion for K-Pop and why it is gaining influence in the world of music, social media and fashion. Madeleine is an eighth grader in the Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley class of 2022.
Constance Lebofsky — Breathing to Not Choke
Eighth grader Constance Lebofsky explains why breathing can help reduce anxiety and our body’s natural reactions to fearful situations. Constance is currently an eighth grader in the class of 2022 of Ecole Bilingue.
Noah Bennett — Supporting LGBTQ+ Students
Noah Bennett, a seventh grader, will share their concerns and questions about the ways we need to support LGBTQ+ youth in our culture as we move towards a more inclusive society. Noah Bennett is currently a seventh grader in the Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley class of 2023.
Camille Bruckert — Troubled Media
Camille speaks about our troubled social media community and how we can take action to protect ourselves and our youth. Camille is currently a seventh grader in the Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley class of 2023.