Profile: Sophia Olán '99

Her role as an emergency department social worker in Denver has put Sophia Olán ‘99 in the think of the COVID-19 pandemic since it began earlier this year. During the course of their normal work, ED social workers encourage patients who are victims to seek follow-up care and provide resources and referrals to help them do that. 

During the pandemic, Olán has collected emergency contact information, coordinated video visits, provided emotional support and active listening to family members, and located and placed the homeless in isolated rooms designed for COVID+ treatment.

Read more about Olán's experience on our blog