The Wond’ry Spotlight Darko Osman
Çonî! My name is Darko Osman. I am a sophomore at Vanderbilt University in the Next Steps Program. Next Steps is a 4-year, inclusive, postsecondary program for individuals with intellectual and development disabilities, that aims to prepare students to live and work independently. I am excited to be one of the first student ambassadors at the Wond’ry who is also part of the Next Steps Program at Vanderbilt. Being part of this internship opens up many opportunities for the Next Steps program—for students now and future Commodores. I am working on a project this semester that will allow individuals without a visual impairment to experience what it is like to do daily tasks when you cannot see. This project will allow me to use my background, as someone who has low vision, to spread awareness and advocate for those with disabilities, while improving my own personal and professional skills. My family is from Iraq and I can speak a second language—Kurdish. In my free time, I enjoy listening to music, working out, and keeping up with the news and current political movements.