A radiation oncology researcher who grew up practicing and studying yoga from his father and uncles in Tamil Nadu, India. This professor reaches back to ancient Tamil texts and uses modern science to illuminate connections between biochemistry and yogic breathing.
A 24 year old biomedical engineer and entrepreneur who runs Tarian Orthotics, a Mount Pleasant-based medical device company she co-founded after finishing three degrees from Clemson in five years. Passionate about educating students, this inventor helps to promote youth entrepreneurship.
Inventor, physician, author and the Director of Health Studies for Water Missions International who gave up 20 years in surgery to open a medical facility in Sudan. He holds the patent for the TRU-D room decontamination system currently being used in Liberian Ebola treatment centers.
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A venture capitalist and consultant to startup and small companies and CEO of PEC360, a company working to launch patient population health management technology and services for large health care systems.
A self-taught computer programmer and native of rural Manning, South Carolina who returned to her roots to lead Google CS First – an initiative that empowers and ignites interest in fourth through eighth graders, especially girls and other underrepresented minorities, to pursue computer science careers.
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A blues artist of a sort, this plant loving native of Augusta, Georgia specializes in growing and harvesting indigo, especially the descendants of the 270 year old plants that started the indigo industry in the U.S. According to Donna, the plant used to create the beautiful color is a culture all its own.
This celebrated, Charleston-based non-profit organization presents contemporary musicians with an ear to the future of music and endeavors to bring wider audiences to the experimental edge of composition and performance.
Licensed clinical psychologist and psychology professor uniquely positioned to de-stigmatize mental illness because she has been on both sides of the locked door.
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Founder of “In Every Story” Labor Services, this temporary laborer advocate found inspiration in the stories he heard from former roommates – at a homeless shelter.
A director of the PTSD program at the VA Medical Center, this clinical psychologist and professor left a career as a musician to settle a different score, improving access to effective PTSD therapies for veterans in remote, rural areas through therapist training and telemedicine.
A Charleston-based performance group, influenced by traditional Guinean rhythms and celebrating the distinctive style of an all-female Dun-Dun (Bass Drum) section is dedicated to preserving the arts and culture of West African dance, drum, musical and folkloric traditions.
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An award-winning photographer for National Geographic, this 2014 TEDxCharleston speaker will do about anything to get into a TEDx talk for free. Back as our emcee, he has performed this role for many events including LOOK3, of which he is a founder.
A textile artist working in locally sourced natural dyes who finds inspiration in what most people think of as weeds: indigo, goldenrod and tickseed.