Thaint Thu


Thaint is a junior at Hutchinson Central Technical High School. In addition to working in the Food Lab she works at Massachusetts Avenue Project (MAP) as a mobile market specialist. She has 

been working at MAP for three years and has been in the lab for about seven months. Thaint works on the DDFAR project. Thaint made a connection with MAP and the Food Lab by creating a photo contest for MAP youth during summer 2017. MAP youth are taking new photos for the Lab’s website.

What is your primary role in the Food Lab? I work on the DDFAR project as a transcriber, typing out what I interpreted from listening to an interview that’s recorded from Burmese/Karen to English.

Why did you decide to apply to work in the Lab? I wanted to be a part of the DDFAR project and be able to work around my community. I also wanted to do something that involves colleges just so I can be “prepared” and see what goes on in colleges.

What are you excited to work on or be involved with (in the lab) this year? I am excited to see where the DDFAR project is headed to and to be a part of the Food Lab’s new website.

What are your career goals (or, goals for your educational career – what would you like to accomplish or add to your resume before graduation)?  I would like to go to Fredonia college. I plan on graduating college with a degree of medicine for pediatrics.

Tell us one hobby/activity you enjoy outside of work and school.I enjoy reading, my favorite books are the “Series Of Unfortunate Events”