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Coronavirus: Students in Action

Marissa Czarnecki ’20, Nursing

Czarnecki is currently working in the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) at a Boston hospital. Her immersive experiences with the COVID-19 pandemic have been impactful to those around her—and to herself.

Allison Mulvey ’20, Education

While sad she can’t interact with young learners in person during this public health crisis, Mulvey is finding new and creative ways to connect with her students, enriching both their lives and hers.

Kylie Cassidy ’20, Nursing

Cassidy’s Acute Care clinical at a local North Shore hospital recently presented her with a turning point in her nursing career. She has assisted in rapid responses, codes, and has seen firsthand how rapidly patients can deteriorate due to COVID-19.

Samantha Sapienti ’20, Graduate Nursing

Sapienti says that being “challenged in an already challenging job” is an understatement during this pandemic. But, despite long hours, dwindling supplies, and an increased patient-to-nurse ratio, she remains inspired by teamwork and an outpouring of support.

Holly Roberts ’20, Nursing

Roberts is immersed in the unpredictability of COVID-19 and dealing with the devastating conditions firsthand, while upholding a commitment to quality patient care. The Endicott and greater community keep her going strong.

Maureen McLaughlin ’22, Doctoral Education

Doctoral degree student Maureen McLaughlin works on her Ed.D. in Higher Educational Leadership remotely—one of seven in her house who are distance-learning during the COVID-19 public health crisis. She hopes sharing her insight will help others in “houses doubling as classrooms.”

Camilla (Cami) Risicato ’20, Biology/Biotechnology

International student Risicato represents bravery in the face of the COVID-19 public health crisis. While completing her senior year, she is also tackling the pandemic head-on as a volunteer emergency medical technician (EMT) for the Beauport Ambulance Service, Inc.

Michael Lydon ’20, Criminal Justice

Serving citizens as a firefighter with Boston Fire Tower Ladder 3 and member of the U.S. Army Reserve, Michael Lydon works the COVID-19 front lines—all while earning his bachelor’s degree. Through it all, he is a strong example of leadership and dedication in action.

Heather Pozzi ’21, Biology/Biotechnology

Junior biology/biotechnology student Pozzi is balancing online classes and her job as a clinical nursing assistant at a North Shore hospital. As this pandemic evolves and disrupts, she sees patients in their most vulnerable state. She’s committed to providing quality care and comfort—while feeling grateful for the opportunity.

Tami Chase ’21, Graduate Nursing

Nursing Director and graduate student Tami Chase recognized that fear of COVID-19 was leading to a dangerous drop in child vaccine rates as parents avoided routine doctor’s visits. She decided to do something about it.

Roman Carnevale ’21, Entrepreneurship

A student in the School of Business Entrepreneurship program, Roman Carnevale believes that the foundational knowledge he is learning in the classroom is what is required for starting and sustaining a business, including nonprofits such as his current project—creating and distributing PPE to community members in need.