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A boy and his family clean up debris in Largo, Florida following Hurricane Irma.

A boy and his family clean up debris in Largo, Florida following Hurricane Irma.

Recovery Won’t Happen Overnight

Florida is healing from Hurricane Irma. Kelsey Rondini ’16 is in the middle of it. On Instagram Live, Rondini shared her experience as an epidemiologist in Tampa Bay, post-Irma. 

 

“Floridians are resilient,” Kelsey Rondini ’16 says. As an epidemiologist for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Tampa Bay, she's seen it firsthand. In the weeks following Hurricane Irma—amid flooding, downed trees, and power outages in 75 percent of the state—her community has persevered.

The recovery won’t happen overnight, Rondini says, but she’s doing her part. Following the storm, Rondini has studied disease patterns and outbreak response to keep disease from spreading in Tampa Bay. She went live on the SCU Instagram account to share her experience.

 

 

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