Hi, my name is Mohammed Amin! I also go by Mo! I am currently an incoming freshman at the College of the Holy Cross. Being born and raised in the Bronx, I have been acquainted with the urban experience for many of my years.
However, for high school, I attended a boarding school by the name of Phillips Exeter Academy— quite a contrasting feeling from being at home. Through these years, I have had many realizations regarding the global world that surrounds me and with a school committed to being both knowledgeable and having the goodness of character, I have found myself becoming passionate in both mental health and food sovereignty. Particularly, I have found interest in how these topics are regarded within cultures worldwide. The opportunity of attending talks by many scholars and recognized NGOs would allow me to gain a greater understanding of how different cultures are interconnected and how to form robust relationships that encourage dialogue of such topics. By attending the Temple of Understanding Internship Program at the United Nations, I strive to bring greater attention to how these cultures are interwoven into this responsibility of awareness about mental health and the necessity of food sovereignty.