Choosing to be a Life-long Learner is a conscious commitment each of us can make to negate our preconceived barriers and limitations, engage opportunities, and embrace challenges by continuously expanding our knowledge and understanding of the Earth, society, and ourselves. A senior studying Business and Marketing, Maia is originally from the western suburbs of Chicago, but has called Lakeland home for the past four years. Even though she will be graduating in May, she knows that her learning does not stop just because her formal education has. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

Always a Life-long Learner | Maia Reed | TEDxLakelandUniversity