Three UNM students will be speaking at TEDxABQ on July 28 from noon to 3:15 p.m. at the KiMo Theater. The talk will combine voices of youth and voices in education so together they can initiate a transformation of how we look at education and the needs of N.M. students.

The talk — Metamorphosis of Education | Transformation of N.M Youth — will open registration at 11 a.m. Tickets are $25. After the event, there is a post mingle event following from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Duel Brewing. 

The UNM student speakers include: 

Kaylie Huizenga who will share her struggle with discovering what her full potential in the academic world could be. After three major changes, support from mentors, her peers passion and deep introspection, Huizenga found her belonging in organizational communication and psychology. In her talk, Huizenga shares that it’s okay to not fully understand your purpose and that proactive patience is key in those unknown times. 

Tybur Casuse is earning his Ph.D. in environmental engineering at UNM, while also working on a water resource project in rural Bolivia for the past five years. With the field of humanitarian engineering growing, Casuse hopes for a future in which global development engineering can unite social and political sciences while also inspiring young people to incorporate compassion and cultural consideration into their engineering careers.

Alicia Sikorais a student at UNM School of Medicine teaching sex education in APS. Working on both sides of the classroom has given her a view of N.M. sex education many do not see—where sex education began, what the future holds and questions students have left unanswered. 

All TEDx events are operated independent from TED but under TED license.

For more information on other speakers, and to buy tickets, visit the TEDxABQwebsite