La Sierra University Pre-med Student Aids Covid Patients as New York EMT

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When senior pre-med student Marielis George received the email in March announcing La Sierra University’s transition online due to the advancing pandemic, she faced a daunting reality. George, an Angwin Hall resident and native New Yorker with just months remaining in her degree program, had the option of staying. But she felt a responsibility to her parents and also to the university to leave campus and fly back East to reach Yonkers, 20 miles outside of New York City. Once home, she felt called to serve on the front lines of the pandemic and in spite of the dangers and her fears, she signed up to work as an EMT with an ambulance company in her home town.

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