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PHR Alum Serving on Front Lines to Distribute COVID-19 Vaccines

  • Grace Pazdra ’20 (left)
Grace Pazdra ’20, a former Politics and Human Rights major and Arts Management minor, is working with local government in Florida to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine to at-risk community members.

Like so many during the pandemic, Pazdra felt the effects of prolonged isolation and helplessness in the face of the pandemic. After spending most of their 2020 summer working as a consultant for a theater company, Pazdra traveled home to Florida to be with family through the winter months and was in need of inspiration. It was after they began working for their local government helping distribute COVID-19 vaccines that Pazdra started to build hope. “Seeing all the hard work and good being done by local folks distributing vaccines and getting people vaccinated—especially seniors over 65—has been incredible,” shares Pazdra. “It’s been remarkable to be on the front lines of helping and hearing peoples’ stories, and making the experience with all the red tape we’re forced to go through via the State easier on them! Definitely a work experience I will never forget!” 

Thank you for your dedication and efforts, Grace!