“I wanted to do something in the field of public health so I could make even a difference, even if it was a small one.” Nico Yamin, a student intern at the Incubator, reflected on his experience as a regular volunteer at the Mother Teresa Orphanage outside Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, where he lived for three years. For Nico, a recent graduate from Belmont High School in Massachusetts, it was impossible to ignore the disadvantages that the children faced—and one reason he was compelled to intern at the Incubator.
During Nico’s time at the Incubator, he will be focusing mainly on media projects ranging from videos to infographics. He has a large amount of experience in this area as a result of working on a highly successful YouTube channel, with over 1.5 million subscribers. These skills are being applied to his current project with Faculty Director Sue J. Goldie, developing media-based educational products.
Nico will attend Union College in the fall, Dr. Goldie’s alma mater, and will be looking at possible majors in political science, sociology, or economics. “I am using my freshman year to explore new opportunities and interests.”