Humans of New York: Keep to the Right, 2014

HONY: Keep to the Right
Photo: Brandon Stanton/Humans of New York

A New York City high school student who aspires to study engineering at MIT, 2014

I want to study engineering at MIT. I've still got two years until I graduate high school, so I'm trying to learn everything I can. I'm a certified cable installer, and I'm also certified in fiber optic cable, but I still need my copper based systems certification. I practice making cables all the time. I can write the perfect essay telling you how to make cables, but I still need to work on keeping my hand steady. You need a very steady hand when you're working with fiber optic cables. So for twenty minutes everyday, I work on balancing my tools on my hand, just like this.

High school student, 2 July 2014

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

Timeline: 2010s
Career: EducationEngineering
Object: Image
Collection: Humans of MIT, Pop Culture, Recruitment, Rising Voices 1995-Present, STEM Education, Students