Columbus, Ohio (May 8, 2020)—In her role as Kenyon’s associate director of institutional research, Ann Palcisco ’01 spends her days assessing the College’s programs and academic departments, surveying members of the Kenyon community, and providing information to Kenyon’s leaders to support data-driven decisions.
But when she heard that the Battelle Memorial Institute, a nonprofit science and technology development company based in Ohio, was developing a Critical Care Decontamination System (CCDS) to help allay the shortage of protective equipment for frontline healthcare workers fighting COVID-19, Palcisco was eager to help. She volunteered to take a leave of absence from her job at Kenyon, so she could work as one of the many technicians trained to operate the systems.
Palcisco, who majored in neuroscience at Kenyon, took a few moments during her deployment to answer our questions about her role in the project.
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