wangari maathai

wangari maathai

Inspirational Index | Tatiana Peláez Jiménez | TEDxYouth@Kamloops

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Tatiana explores a new model called the "human inspirational index". She calls on youth to act and ask themselves, "What can you do for your environment". Tatiana is originally from Medellin, Columbia, and is currently a 4th year Economics Student at TRU. She is interested in intercultural awareness and sustainable development. In her spare time she loves to dance tango and practice Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Tatiana is inspired by many people. She admires the love of Mother Theresa, the peaceful protest of Gandhi, the determination of Malala Yousafzai to receive a better education and the involvement of Wangari Maathai in environmental issues and women's rights. In Tatiana's opinion, today's youth are inspired in many different ways that vary from person to person. She has observed that people are often inspired by obstacles and experiences that others close to them have overcome. In the future, Tatiana has plans to continue her studies, focusing on peace-related studies or a Global Executive MBA. She hopes to become involved in peace and sustainable economic and environmental development in Latin-American countries. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx