Alix Generous (born 1992) is a professional speaker, neuroscientist, author, tech consultant, and observational comedian. Her TED talk “My Inner Life…” has received over 1.4 million views. Her works have been featured on NPR, Bloomberg Businessweek, TEDx, and the Sydney Opera House. Through high impact media, comedy, and creative storytelling, she advocates for scientific literacy, child welfare, and for the advancement of Mental Diversity in STEM and the entertainment industry.
She grew up in Washington DC. At 17, She attended the College of Charleston where she studied Psychology, Molecular Biology, and Neuroscience. At 19, Generous won the 2012 Citizen Science Biodiversity competition for her paper on coral reefs and microbiology which she then presented at the United Nations Convention of Biological Diversity and subsequently had her work published with Columbia University’s Consilience: Journal of Sustainable Development. During that time, she also hosted her own radioshow “Brains and Fluff: Making Science Sexy” at CisternYard Media. At 20, she was a youth delegate with SustainUS at the United Nations Convention of Climate Change.
From 2013 to September 2016, she was the co-founder for Podium (formerly AutismSees), a social impact company that creates technology to help high functioning autistic millennials improve their presentation skills. In her 2015 TED talk, she comedically shares how tech improved her public speaking skills.
When she’s not speaking at conferences, she lives in Los Angeles where she works on media production and social impact technology.
A Voice for #MentalDiversity
Her 2015 TED talk has gained over 1.4 million views on TED.
Alix offers services as a keynote speaker for select events on issues concerning science, mental health, STEM, and women.
Notable clients include the Sydney Opera House, TED, TEDx, United Nations, among many others. You can inquire about her availability to speak at your next event by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
As I reflect on 2016, I think of all the wonderful opportunities I’ve had to help others in mental health advocacy and all the milestones I’ve accomplished. I quit AutismSees. I spoke at several conferences. I […]