COVID-19 has caused supply shortages and added extra stresses for a toddler whose rare genetic disorder requires round-the-clock care. “Even in the nighttime, you have to keep eyes on him.”
Keiri Ramirez got her dream job as a math teacher at a local middle school, but she didn’t envision having to engage her students virtually during these unusual circumstances.
Jarir Saadoun has had to adapt to bookselling in the era of COVID-19. He gives insight into running a small business, raising his 2-year-old son, and building connections with the Arab American community through reading — all during the pandemic.
Mercedes Juan Musotto, originally from Argentina, is an opera director and conductor at both Santa Monica College and California State University, Northridge. She’s the first Latina woman at these campuses to hold these positions.
In light of social distancing requirements, Vibrant Life Director Benny Medina had to make drastic changes to how she approaches her work engaging the senior residents in her community. With her background in musical theater, she did so one song and one costume at a time.
Although Dr. Reva Basho’s hectic schedule has been nothing short of intense, she has learned to appreciate what the pandemic has taught her family and the world.