I suspect that soon we will be talking with a new frame: pre-Covid and post-Covid. More than a year of lockdown, social distancing and virtual education has made once familiar tasks and events unfamiliar. Many of us are beginning to tell stories about the strange experience of driving during Houston rush hours, meeting up with classmates we haven’t “seen” for a year, or taking a vacation for the “first time.”
Here at the Houston Journal of Health Law & Policy, it cannot be a more exciting time for us to head into the summer: while we are not in the post-Covid mode yet, it is starting to feel a little more like pre-Covid times. Members already begin to brainstorm ways to safely hold in-person team building events, bring back open office hours and engage more meaningfully with our community through in-person service projects. As many fall classes will offer more opportunities for us to meet in person, I expect our team to remain creative and agile in our programming to meet the needs of all members, current and new.
As our Board 22 look forward to a post-Covid world in the next academic year, we will continue to build upon the extraordinary accomplishments of Board 21, as they navigated through the disruptions and opportunities posed by a global pandemic last year. To name a few:
Watch out for more updates to come throughout the summer. I cannot wait to meet everyone (virtually and in person)!
To Nhu Huynh
Editor in Chief
To Nhu Huynh
A current 3L, To Nhu had worked in health education and outreach at a large cancer center for five years in Houston, Texas. She graduated with high honors from the University of Pennsylvania with a major in Health & Societies in 2012 and holds a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Texas School of Public Health. She is passionate about combining her public health and education experiences with her love for the law to advocate for patients' rights and reproductive justice issues.