From Julie Adam on December 11th, 2020
JSchoolTech program director Heather Lawrenz has worked hard to ensure students, faculty and staff have the digital tools they need to continue learning and working during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lawrenz, the school’s the senior digital media trainer, usually spends her time at the J-Bar, a spot in the School of Journalism where students can get help with their technology needs. Now, the J-Bar is virtual on Microsoft Teams and Lawrenz also teaches instructors about how to transition their classes to an online format.
To prepare for this semester, Lawrenz spent her summer working to ensure the School of Journalism had enough equipment and resources for students who needed them.
Lawrenz has been very cautious during the entire pandemic. However, she also found creative ways to stay connected with her friends and family and enjoys working from home. With everything that she’s experienced in the last couple of months, she believes that this pandemic gives us all an opportunity to better ourselves, our community and our university.