We will soon get to a time - if we are not already there - when we talk about life pre-pandemic and post-pandemic. I had initially planned to publish this interview last month, pre-pandemic. Then my focus, along with the rest of the world, shifted. I began to write about the impact of COVID-19 on schools, higher education institutions and businesses. The time didn’t feel right for this story.
But as the impact of the pandemic sinks in - both the devastating loss of life and of jobs along with growing anxiety over the future of work and the economy - the themes of this interview struck me as especially timely, as we consider what the pandemic means for students preparing for an uncertain future.