Mickell

“Mouse changed my life. Being involved has helped me to see things from a different perspective and how to create something that I care about for someone else.”

  • Mouse Alum, Hudson High School of Learning Technologies; Parsons School of Design, pursuing Bachelors of Fine Arts
  • Mouse Digital Portfolio:  Artillo, Speak-EZ,
  • Apprenticeships: Elia Life, MakerState

How did you become involved in Mouse?

Mickell has been a gamer “ever since I was little. My earliest memory was one of my birthdays seeing my mother and cousin playing games.” This early passion for gaming grew into a larger interest in technology, which later led Mickell to join Mouse. Mickell was interested in Mouse because of gaming and was also inspired by the opportunity to be a student leader through his experience. “I’m always thinking about how can I help people with technology.”

“Mouse changed my life. Being involved has helped me to see things from a different perspective and how to create something that I care about for someone else.” --Mickell, Mouse Alum

How would you describe your experiences in Design League?

Mickell joined the Design League program his junior year “to do cool stuff and meet new people.” As a senior, he notes that he “loved the experience” of designing technology projects for individuals with cerebral palsy with his teammates.  “We are designing for all these amazing people.  Working with a purpose.  It’s simple -- you come, you show up, you meet cool people, you work on cool stuff.”

What impact has Mouse had on your interests in technology?

Mickell credits his involvement with Mouse to enhancing STEM skills, such as soldering and coding, as well as life skills, like working with a group and networking. His experience with Mouse at school, Design League, and at his summer apprenticeship have contributed to his continued interest in technology. “Being involved with Mouse has helped me to see things from a different perspective, how to create something that I care about that is for someone else.”

What are your next steps?

Mickell plans to continue studying technology at Parson’s The New School. He was inspired to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design and Technology after connecting with the Parson’s community through Mouse programs and events. “I am excited to bring my experience with the design process, taking creative risks and working well with others.”