Meet our 2022 Speakers

Aubrey Brolsma

Aubrey is a junior at Hope College studying history and the classics. She is from Noblesville, Indiana. Aubrey wanted to be a speaker because she wanted to talk about something important. She is also involved in Prism and Emmaus Scholars. 


Matthew Summerfield

Matthew is a senior at Hope College studying neuroscience and chemistry. He is from Saginaw, Michigan. He is most excited to provide information and new solutions for our world. Matthew is involved in undergraduate chemistry and the Helping Minds Club. 


Ali Koehl

Ali is a junior at Hope College pursuing degrees in psychology, Chinese studies and biology. She is from Otsego, Michigan. Ali wanted to be a speaker to empower others and to connect with people. She is a part of FACES, Asian Student Union and research.




Brooke is a sophomore at Hope studying psychology and global health before medical school. She is from Romeo, Michigan. Brooke is excited about the writing process, and then refining and practicing her speech. She is a part of The Anchor, Spikeball club and is an RA. 




Caroline is a junior in the social work program whose goal is to become a mental health therapist. Her hometown is Batavia, Illinois. She wants to become a speaker to share her subjective and objective perspectives to start the conversation. She is a part of the Sigma Sigma sorority, the Judicial Board, Casa tutoring, and the Klooster Writing Center.   


Jane Altevogt

Jane is a sophomore at Hope College majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology. She is from Ann Arbor, Michigan. She wanted to be a speaker because she loves to talk in front of people and wants to share her idea with her community.


Leah Reinardy

Leah is a junior at Hope College studying music and business. She is from Zeeland, Michigan. Leah wanted to become a speaker to encourage others who have a phobia of public speaking to raise their voices. She is the president of Hope Advocates for Invisible Conditions, pianist in the Jazz Arts Collective, and percussionist in the Wind Ensemble.




Payton is a senior studying secondary English education. She is from Fulshear, Texas. She is most excited to grow and learn new things from the other speakers and the executive team. On campus she is the president of Vanderprov and is also involved in Nykerk and the worship tech team.  


Jairus Meer

Jairus is a sophomore at Hope majoring in biological sciences and peace and justice studies. He is from Las Piñas, Philippines. He has wanted to become a speaker ever since he went to a TEDx event. He is involved in Asian Student Union, research, tutor, Prism and is an RA 




Gabe is a junior studying studio art and engineering. He is excited to become a part of the TEDxHopeCollege community and hear what the other speakers are passionate about. Gabe is a College East RA, member of Engineers Without Borders, and a part of the DePree Gallery Prep Team.