Shoham Arad is a designer, writer, curator and strategist. She has a fine arts degree and a Masters in Industrial Design from RISD. She is a maker, a critic and an organizational leader.

She is the Deputy Director of the TED Fellows program, where she strategizes, develops and leads one of the most incredible communities on the planet, from South African female astrophysicists and Silicon Valley tech entrepreneurs to 19-year-old spoken word poets.