Sofia’s talk explores the issues surrounding traumatic brain injuries and invisible injuries.
Sofia Melnychuck is a junior at BASIS Tucson North and author/illustrator of the book, Brain Power: Neurology for Kids!, part of a series of children’s books in development that address difficult and complex medical topics. Sofia has given several workshops for young audiences on the topic of neurology, stressing the importance of taking care of one’s brain. She is the National Co-Director of ThinkSTEAM—a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that encourages and empowers girls to enter STEM fields through the arts, and in her spare time, volunteers at a BIO5 research lab at The University of Arizona. Her talk explores the issues surrounding traumatic brain injuries and invisible injuries. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx