Live to Inspire: Elaine Wang ’21 and Project Veni Vidi Vici

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Elaine Wang

Fire flames kindling the project’s motivation to inspire is the image of Veni Vidi Vici’s logo, created by Elaine Wang '21.

Anticipated summer internships and plans for 2020 have been cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic, but there are other ways to stay proactive and to become involved in projects outside of school. Elaine Wang ’21 spent her quarantine teaching herself graphic design skills. “I had bought the app on my iPad awhile back, and I never had the motivation to pick up and open the app until one day during quarantine,” Wang said. 

After showing her friends a few samples of her work, she was recruited to join a teen-run podcast about graphic design. According to Wang, she was not comfortable with her art, but she still wanted to be involved. “I attended the introduction and orientation sessions, and I just thought, ‘Hey, maybe I’ll fit in this team by drawing for them.’” 

Project Veni Vidi Vici was started during quarantine by three juniors from Eleanor Roosevelt High School; it later grew to involve teens from across the city, each with their own role to play. There are positions besides graphic designer. For instance, there are programmers in charge of the mechanics behind website creations, audio and video engineers working on editing the podcast episodes, and more. 

“This project is centered around teamwork. We talk amongst one another, and we have our own responsibilities, but we all share the same common goal,” said Daniel Campos-Rojano, a writer for Project Veni Vidi Vici

The common goal is to inspire and to bring discussions to the table — and to the world at large. With the social media tools right at hand, Project Veni Vidi Vici has been working on broadcasting the stories that can inspire audiences to conceptualize their own definitions of success. 

The project is open to having new members from high schools, who share the vision to inspire others with one’s message. If anyone is interested in applying, send an e-mail to: [email protected] outlining what you want to contribute to the team.

“This project is centered around teamwork. We talk amongst one another, and we have our own responsibilities, but we all share the same common goal,” said Daniel Campos-Rojano, a writer for Project Veni Vidi Vici

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