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Mark Ostow

Mark Ostow

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Mateus Benarros

Manaus, Brazil
Pierson College

Do you know what you're doing next?

I think so, Luckily, on my last day of school, I got a phone call from a local architecture company, and they offered me a job. It’s called Luckey Climbers. They make these climbers for kids, almost like sculptures—abstract, molten shapes—and they’re super safe. It’s architecture, but not architecture; it’s built structure that has a purpose.

What has been the most difficult part about college?

The most difficult part about college?  Staying away from my family, easily. Relying totally on Skype and Facebook and e-mail—it’s not the same thing as hugging, and talking, and eating Mama’s Brazilian food.