Humans of MIT: Xavier Hubbard, 2014

Xavier Hubbard
Humans of MIT

Xavier Anderson, 19 February 2014.

Favorite power tool? That sander. [laughs] Like, the belt sander, they're just so useful for doing so many different things. The main material we use is called MDF, and it could resemble wood, but basically sanding just kind of destroys it. So if you're careful with it you can just sand away like all these nice shapes and stuff. And also the metal file, but you have to do it by hand a lot, because you can't get things to rub off. Those would definitely have to be my favorite, and if not that, then the drill press, because that does a lot of other cool things, so...

Oh man, I feel like such a mech-e!

Xavier C. Hubbard '15


In 2014, four MIT students created Humans of MIT, a Facebook portrait-blog inspired by Brandon Stanton's Humans of New York, that captures life in the MIT community through a single photo and the subject’s own words.

Timeline: 2010s
School: School of EngineeringSchool of Science
Department: Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceMechanical EngineeringPhysics
Career: CommunityEngineering
Object: Photograph
Collection: Humans of MIT, Rising Voices 1995-Present, Students