From TEDx Middlebury, 2013.
From the TEDxTalks YouTube channel:
Alec’s interest in the interplay between social norms and the science of personality arose when he read Quiet: the Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain, and it was Cain’s TED talk that inspired him to enter Middlebury’s TEDx student speaker competition.
Alec MacMillen (Middlebury College class of 2014) originally hails from Hillsborough, CA and is an International Politics and Economics major with a Middle East focus. After graduation, he plans to return to the Middle East to continue studying Arabic and pursue work designing language education policy.