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TEDxNCSU - Anuja Acharya & Becca Bishopric - Taking Local Issues To A Global Audience

Anuja Acharya is a Raleigh native and a proud graduate of William G. Enloe High School and currently a senior in Political Science and English at North Carolina State University. She has worked for several government entities, including the North Carolina State Government Internship Program with the Administrative Office of the Courts, as well as the Office of the Lt. Governor. She has also had poetry published in NC State's literary journal The Windhover, as well as NC State's Undergraduate Research Journal, Ink. In addition, she had the opportunity to spend the semester studying abroad at the University of Dundee in Scotland during her junior year. She has an interest in world affairs and social justice for many years.Becca Bishopric grew up in a small town in the northern piedmont of North Carolina called Eden. She was a feminist from an early age and especially enjoyed volunteering for different non-profit organizations in her hometown. Throughout high school she developed a passion for working with youth and horses through the North Carolina 4-H Program. In college she continued to pursue her passion for education and youth development while exploring her curiosity for international relations and global health issues. This research and personal experiences led her to pursue a new desire to work specifically on interpersonal violence prevention and women's issues at home and throughout the world. Today she is a senior at North Carolina State University majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies: Global Public Health with a minor in Biological and Animal Science. Her goals are to attend law school and work on international and national policy and law that will empower women and encourage equality for all.Anuja and Becca were named 2012 WomenNC Fellows, which allowed them to conduct research on problems facing women in NC that relate to the theme of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, and then connect these issues on a global level. They presented this research at the UN CSW conference in February of 2012.About TEDx, x = independently organized event.In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx, event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance fro the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations).
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