at the end of O2O19, i completed a natural hazards course and had been coordinating emergency preparedness plans for my family (re: megaquake) just as the pandemic began.

around this time, i began experiencing unusual gastrointestinal problems which eventually led to three heavy antibiotic treatments over 9 months.

on the day that a global pandemic was officially declared, i was with my mom on my first trip to Paris. we returned to Canada shortly after and she stayed with my partner & i for a few months.

during early lockdown, i also created a pandemic resources portal and received a work permit after living in Canada on a study permit for 2½ years.