Alyssa Stinson ‘21

Helping the UNH Community Stay Together
UNH student Alyssa Stinson '21

Alyssa Stinson is a pre-med student in the biomedical science: medical and veterinary science major. She is from Groveton, New Hampshire.

COLSA: Please describe your job with ConvenientMD.

Alyssa: I registered and prepared testing kits for the day of testing and the take home test. I explained to students how to perform the take home test and everything that was in the kits. I also conducted testing, where I would swab a person and explain the process and answer any questions. My basic job was to educate student on how to swab themselves and do their swab as an example.

COLSA: Why did you apply for the job?

Alyssa: I applied for the job because it not only allowed me to have a new medical experience under my belt, I also got to help the UNH community come back together.

COLSA: What is the most important or interesting thing you've learned so far?

Alyssa: The most important thing I have learned is that it takes everyone’s cooperation to keep UNH safe and healthy.

COLSA: What does it mean to you to be on the front lines doing essential work to help manage the spread of COVID-19?

Alyssa: Working the frontlines to help manage the spread of Covid-19 is a worthy risk. It is more about the bigger picture, it helps keeps me healthy, my family healthy, my community healthy and in the larger scheme of things, the world healthy.

"The most important thing I have learned is that it takes everyone’s cooperation to keep UNH safe and healthy."

COLSA: How has this experience been valuable for you?

Alyssa: The experience of working the front lines has really put into perspective how wide spread this virus could be, but the simple task of being tested routinely can limit the spread with quick and careful action when tested positive.

COLSA: Is there anything about being tested and/or UNH's testing program that you'd like the UNH community or others to know?

Alyssa: Although there are still kinks in the testing program, this program is vital to allow us to stay in the UNH community. We could have been like other schools that switch 100% to virtual learning but UNH put lots of time and energy into finding the best solution possible to allow for the UNH community to come together and stay together.

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