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Student Creates Additional COVID-19 Resource as Part of Pandemic Class

January 13, 2022

Fisher student Diana Delrio ’22 created a noteworthy pandemic poster guide for students and employees in need of resources.

A snippet of the COVID-19 resources poster Diana Delrio created for a course on pandemics.

Delrio, a political science major, created the poster as part of a final in a pandemic class last fall taught by Dr. Ricky Price, assistant professor of political science and legal studies.

The final assignment for the class, “Special Topics: The Politics of Pandemics,” challenged students to incorporate the historical work that was done throughout the semester by exploring political responses to different pandemics (Athenian Plague, smallpox, 1918 flu, Polio, HIV, Ebola, etc.,) and incorporating those lessons in a public health poster.

Students had the opportunity to design their final project around the community here at Fisher, or the communities where students come from. Most focused on their hometown, but Delrio chose to focus on Fisher. Price mentioned that one of the central themes of the class was the idea that public health policy is most successful when it is informed and designed with input from the communities most affected by the policy.

She decided on Fisher because of the resources available to the community, which she felt include some that are unknown to students. “I hope that this poster brings awareness to the resources available for Fisher students during their journey through college,” says Delrio.

“Young people are often better at convincing each other and communicating with each other than institutions or experts. Diana’s project combined the best lessons from our collective research and she applied them brilliantly to the resources Fisher is offering all of us to help us get through this very difficult pandemic,” said Price. “In thinking how we will manage this period in American history, I am bolstered and inspired by students like Diana who epitomize the power of liberal arts education as a way to make positive change in the world.”

This article was written by Sal Saunders ’23, an executive intern to the office of marketing and communications. Saunders is a marketing major with a minor in sports management.