Yahya Shema

Shema is a junior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he majors in Integrated Science and minors in Agriculture & Environmental Sciences Communication, and Leadership & Entrepreneurship. Born and raised in Kigali, Rwanda, he always admired the beauty of the country commonly described as the “Land of a thousand hills.” Growing up, he ventured into different activities such as mentoring children, playing basketball, and drawing. At the heart of his drive was finding a way to use his skills and time to impact society positively. During his freshman year, he stumbled upon a YouTube video showing how films and Animation are made. He quickly understood the power of storytelling, and it was love at first sight. Shema has co-designed two board games: Muco and Spudlandia. He has also worked as a motion capture animator on the Animated feature film, the Bell Affair, which will be released in February 2022. He is now excited and looking forward to creating work that can raise more awareness & funding to support and conserve Nebraska’s beautiful & irreplaceable wildlife & natural resources.

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