The Myriad Lives of a Maker

It’s hard to encompass all that Will Nickerson ’16 does in a simple word or phrase — he’s a poet, a mathematician, a student of Spanish literature, a music fan and creator, an admission tour guide, an aspiring entrepreneur.

But if you ask him what he wants to bring most to the world, he defines it this way: he makes things.

“I want to make something that will have a tangibly good impact on people’s lives,” he says. “And it doesn’t have to be a physical product, either — it could be a piece of music I create or a poem I write, really anything that I think other people are going to enjoy.”

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