Diya Anand '21
Diya Anand is a biology major who plans to apply to medical school. She is from Andover, Mass.
Diya: I work as a COVID-19 tester. Over the past several months I’ve helped to test students, staff and faculty so that they are able to remain on campus.
Diya: I applied for this job because I was hoping to give back to UNH and serve the university in the best way possible. When I came across the opportunity, I was so excited to help make campus as safe and comfortable as possible for the community.
"I was looking for the most hands-on way to help create a safe environment for the UNH community, and working on the frontlines has allowed me to play a part in that."
Diya: The most interesting thing I’ve learned so far is the importance of spreading knowledge about all things COVID. It’s so fascinating to learn about how the testing process works, how tests are handled and how PPE and sanitization is so important.
Diya: I feel like I was meant to do this. I was looking for the most hands-on way to help create a safe environment for the UNH community, and working on the frontlines has allowed me to play a part in that.
Diya: I’ve been so grateful to have gained this experience in helping out our community. I’ve learned so much and I’m so glad to have been a part of a huge step forward.