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.

A Bilingual Storyteller

Producer Griselda Ramirez ’08 shares her experience producing Rihanna’s NFL halftime show interview and how studying Spanish at SCU impacted her career.

How to Dress to Save the World

Innovation analyst Jyotsna Gopinath ’19 discusses small steps to addressing a big fashion problem.

Keeping Current

Alexis Loera ’21, M.S. ’21 signed a new three-year contract with the Kansas City Current getting her one step closer to the U.S. Women’s National Team.

What Goes Round

Dennis Awtrey ’70 recalls his career as a pro basketball player.