During this time of social unrest, it is hard to imagine that we are in the middle of a pandemic that has claimed the lives of over 100,000 Americans. This pandemic, however, fits into the current conversation about racial justice; Black Americans are overwhelmingly more likely to contract and die from COVID-19 than White Americans or other people of color. Healthcare inequity contributes to the piles of evidence that illustrate the effects of deep-seated racism in the foundations of our society.
During the era of COVID-19, individuals might be seeking out guidance for career, internship, or college related applications. One of the most useful tools to help guide you in the process of applying or opportunity-searching is to network.
Since my last grades have been posted, I want to reminisce over the eye-opening, turbulent, exhilarating, and chaotic first year I had at Brown University. My time in Providence taught me more about the road I have to take to achieve independence, a road full of bumps and pot holes, and my time at Brown Online taught me about the importance of community no matter the distance.