May 26, 2020 Community, Health Care, Service
Iming Lin ’03 co-created Food Flow to connect local South African farmers with people in need
After South Africa’s president declared a national state of disaster in response to COVID-19 in March, Iming Lin ’03 recognized an opportunity to help her farm, her neighbors, and others. Within a week, she and colleagues established Food Flow, an organization that connects local farmers with soup kitchens and families that are hungry.
May 26, 2020 Community, Service
Jesse Max Creed ’07 Pushes for Safe Shelter for Homeless Veterans
Jesse Max Creed ’07 watches Los Angeles build on his work housing homeless veterans during the pandemic.
May 21, 2020 Community, Health Care, Service, Technology
“Check-in” to Help Keep Friends and Family Safe During COVID-19
Syndesy, an app designed to create safe connections, has recently added a new “Check-ins” feature for users to check in or monitor wherever they go, so in the event they do contract COVID-19, they can inform their family and friends of their travels by generating a report available through the app.
May 21, 2020 Community, Education, Service
Marty Johnson ’81’s Nonprofit Helps Trenton Families Weather COVID-19
Marty Johnson ’81 pivots his development and environmental nonprofit in Trenton to protect residents from the coronavirus. “It’s not all crisis management. Some changes will teach us new ways forward.” (Photo by Peter Murphy)
May 21, 2020 Health Care, Service
Arpita Chatterjee *10 Reaches Out to Help the Land of Bengal Tigers
Although she lives in Sydney, Australia, Arpita Chatterjee *10 partnered with a friend in Belgium, one in California, and another in Arkansas, to begin Save Our Saviours, an international effort to supply personal protective equipment to public hospitals in the Indian state of West Bengal.
May 20, 2020 Service, Technology
Kristen Sonday ’09 launches online pro bono opportunity guide for lawyers
Kristen Sonday ’09 co-founded Paladin in 2015 to help connect corporate legal teams with pro bono opportunities. Now that COVID-19 has impacted millions of Americans and created a national legal emergency, Paladin partnered with the American Bar Association, LegalZoom, and Clio to launch an online pro bono opportunity guide for lawyers looking to help the people hit hardest by the crisis.
May 19, 2020 Arts/Cultural, Community, Education, Health Care, News, Policy, Service
Medical Anthropology students share COVID-19 projects in online showcase
Medical Anthropology (ANT/HUM 240) might be the rare Princeton course that was deepened and enriched by the life-altering circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, since its focus is very much related to how the humanities and anthropology can help us understand illness, healing and present-day struggles for wellbeing. The students’ class projects have been made available in a special online showcase.
May 15, 2020 Education, Service
Alumni rally to support students who’ve lost summer internships to COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic not only disrupted the spring semester, causing Princeton and most other universities to send students home and shift to remote teaching, but it also cost many students their summer internships. Alumni have always played a critical role in assisting Princeton undergraduate and graduate students in their career exploration, and that relationship has taken on increased importance during the COVID-19 shutdown.
May 14, 2020 Health Care, Service
Covid Supply Team streamlines the delivery of in-demand PPE
Quarantined in Hong Kong for two weeks, Brian Sheng ’18 leveraged his experience with China-U.S. relations and devised a plan to help bring PPE from China to American health care facilities, partnering with Rel Lavizzo Mourey ’02, and Eric Sheng, Brian’s brother and a Penn alumnus. “I think it is times like these, in times of crisis, that the strength of the Princeton network really shows,” Sheng said.
May 13, 2020 Health Care, News, Service
Todd Green ’90 Delivers N95 Masks On the Fly
When California attorney Todd Green ’90 volunteered to help transport personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Navajo Nation, little did he know that the effort would take him halfway across the country. But when the email request came, Green and his son, Asher, prepped to leave for Chicago the next day in their “small but mighty” Mooney Ovation two-seater for what became a meaningful trip.
May 12, 2020 Community, Health Care, Service
Carla Dias ’21 answers call of service: “There is no better time to reengage with our communities”
Carla Dias ‘21 takes “In the Service of Humanity” to heart. During the fall semester, she spent her Thursdays volunteering at a hospice facility, feeling the acute difference between that environment and the typical undergraduate experience. When she found herself back home in March thanks to the pandemic, she took a similar tack, looking for ways to help in her community.
May 12, 2020 Community, Health Care, Service
Bill Ford ’79 Retools Motor Company to Make Medical Supplies
While COVID-19 has shut down much of Ford Motor Company’s global operations, there’s one thing they’re still making: medical supplies for health care workers.