Evin's Open Road

  • INTERVIEWED BY:

    Code Trip

  • INTERVIEW LOCATION:

    New York, NY

EVIN ROBINSON

Co-Founder
New York On Tech

“When you look in the mirror, you have to feel comfortable and confident with the image that you’re carrying. Be okay with being yourself.”

INTERESTS:

Non-Profit Organizations Technology

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Community Determination Goals Opportunity Education Support & Encouragement Acceptance Confidence Individualism Values Perseverance Struggle Culture

FOUNDATION:

Helping People

TAGS:

adaptation, adversity, being yourself, diversity, fitting in, helping others, identity, learning, leaving home, mentors, minority, obstacles, opportunity, potential, representation, role models, self image, technology, unique, youth

BIOGRAPHY:

  • Co-founded New York on Tech along with fellow leader Jessica Santana.
  • New York on Tech is a nonprofit organization that provides low-opportunity youth with mentorship and experience in technology.
  • Growing up in New York City, he learned coding and web design so that he could personalize his Myspace profile.
  • Met Jessica Santana while at school at Syracuse University; the two pursued master’s degrees in technology studies together.
  • While in college and after graduating, he landed a series of prestigious internships and jobs, but he always wanted to do something to help give back to his hometown of Brooklyn.
  • Founded New York on Tech in 2014 while simultaneously working as a technology consultant at Accenture; currently balances between both jobs.
  • Says, “life is full of stress—but you have to learn to live with that stress, rather than living in a state of stress.”
  • Tells road-trippers that there will always be obstacles in their journey, and that life is not about avoiding those obstacles, but rather, learning how to navigate them.

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