TED@UPS Video Intro: Amelia Laytham

How a teenage immigrant reclaimed her shunned identity through dance.

My Ted Talk is a combination of a talk and a performance.

My talk portion is me sharing my personal journey as a first-generation immigrant coming to this country and rediscovering who I am as an adult as a proud Indonesian immigrant, through my love of performing traditional dances.

Watch Amelia talk about her TED@UPS experience.

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I have to be honest with myself, accept who I am and just be proud.

What I learned through preparing for this talk is that I have to be honest with myself, accept who I am and just be proud.

What I hope you gain from my talk is that you can be proud of your passion and use it to embrace who you are.

Amelia Laytham, Marketing Manager, Indonesian Dancer

Laytham_Amelia_6031Amelia is a marketing manager at UPS, where she develops and executes strategies for revenue growth in Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.

Amelia transitioned into the marketing department after being an industrial engineer with UPS for 11 years.

Amelia holds a bachelor of science in industrial engineering and a master of engineering management, both from Pennsylvania State University.

Outside of UPS, Amelia’s interests are less technical; she is a traditional Indonesian dancer for the Modero Dance Company, and a volunteer for the Women’s Business Development Center in Philadelphia.

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