Master Sergeant Jennifer J. Allara is an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician at Dover Air Force Base, DE. During her 15-year career she has deployed to multiple locations, to include combat tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan. She continues to lead her teams in the safing and disposal of hazardous ordnance and improvised explosive devices.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)