Humans of the U

HUMANS OF THE U: TAMMY MABEY

June 28, 2018

“People with autism have this wall they struggle to get past. Part is built by their difficulty in navigating social situations and the other part is built by neurotypical people who won’t let them break through the wall.”



HUMANS OF THE U: ANNA VICKREY

June 22, 2018

“Had I asked myself in high school if I’d end up working with birds for so long — and working towards a Ph.D. for it — I never saw that coming.”



HUMANS OF THE U: CARLOS QUIJADA

June 18, 2018

“When I was 17, I left Venezuela due to the political turmoil there. My formative years in a developing country shaped my character and my interest in public service.”



HUMANS OF THE U: JOEY MANTIA

May 29, 2018

“Words can’t really describe how it feels [to speedskate]. It’s one of those things you have to experience for yourself to know exactly the feeling that we’re having as we’re going through the turns – all the forces that are acting on the body at the same time. The closest thing I’ve found in my life is riding a motorcycle.”



HUMANS OF THE U: SAMANTHA MATSUKAWA

May 9, 2018

“My training as a dancer influences how I move throughout the world, how I understand my body and how I interact with others. It affects how I think, how I process things and how I choose to engage with the world. I can’t hear music without thinking about movement and I don’t feel like myself if I go long periods of time without engaging with some sort of movement practice.”