Modele's interests lay in the realm of Social Cultural Anthropology. He began to want to explore in what ways he could contribute to the field in a creative fashion. With the stark popularity of social media platforms, he began to become interested in how these platforms can be used in a radical way. Specifically how these platforms can help in the fight against racism and better understandings of identity formation. During his final year of his undergrad at the University of Toronto he began working on his research about the online world through the lens of the Afro Latino. His research and part of his mini documentary was presented at the 2018 Displacements Conference. The research he began in his undergrad allowed him to expand this idea into work for his masters at the University of Amsterdam, here he continued to use the lens the Afro Latino identity to explore ideas of “ space and place” and what that means for those who are creating it.