From Julie Adam
Ph.D. student Fatemeh Shayesteh’s biggest challenge with adapting to the changes on campus amid the coronavirus is not being able to work in the school with her colleagues and peers. Being an international student, the only way she could see other people was going to the School of Journalism. Her biggest support system is her professors and peers in classes and with COVID-19 her ability to connect with them in person has been lost.
Going back to March, at the beginning of the pandemic, Shayesteh was shocked that a virus could circulate throughout the world and nobody knew how to prevent it. She feels the School of Journalism has done a good job responding to the pandemic and has been helpful in reaching out to students who need financial help throughout this time.