Front Lines

SCU alumni report back from working on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis.

As a postpartum nurse at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, Paulina Flint De Castro ’02 is called on to help—and worry over— new mothers, many of whom gave birth without their partners because of the pandemic.

Emergency physician Nick Johnson ’05 witnessed the birth of the known-coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., as a doctor in hard-hit Seattle.

Mother-baby nurse Sonia Suri ’13 says bringing a human connection through a face shield changes the job. As she was assigned shifts in the ICU, “It was nice to be able to bring human- ity to patients who are very isolated,” Suri says. “Just taking the time to talk to people who are being quarantined and are alone reminded me why I do this work.”

In that, she is joined by Broncos like Anna Ryan ’93, whose Protect with Heart project distributes fun scrub hearts to frontline workers, and many, many others. Thanks for all you do.

The OG Green

SCU Men’s golf fans set foot on the holy land of golf this summer capping off a trip of a lifetime.

Music Above All

Erin Pearson ’05 was recruited to play soccer for Santa Clara University. But her passion for music was pulling her in a different direction.

A Number’s Worth

Chuck Cantoni ’57 may be the oldest person to swim from Alcatraz to San Francisco—all to raise money for research into a potentially deadly brain condition.

Collaboration is Key

Jacqueline Whitham ’21 chose to support cross-disciplinary collaboration and research at SCU through $3.8 million from her family’s foundation.