Tagged: Erin Lightfoot

Goizueta Gives’ Partnership with 21st Century Leaders Continues Despite Ongoing Pandemic

In 2018 when I happened to visit Goizueta during the school’s annual Inside Goizueta Diversity Conference, I met Karina de Sousa 19MBA, a Social Enterprise at Goizueta (SE@G) fellow. She spoke very highly of the organization. Since then, I knew that if accepted to Goizueta, I wanted to get involved in one or more of the clubs that sat under SE@G. Fast forward to my Core semester in the fall of 2019, I met Sam Oldroyd 20MBA, the then-vice president of Goizueta Gives, a community service–oriented club whose mission is to have a positive impact on the greater Georgia community by connecting students...

At-home painting activity. Pre-stenciled canvas by Donjhaé Jones, an African-American visual artist.

5 Feelings while being a Black MBA student in Georgia during the COVID-19 pandemic

#5 Curious: eager to know or learn something “Hey Siri, what is a pandemic?” By late March, we’d transitioned to 100% virtual learning. Besides contemplating how I’d conquer eight electives, I became obsessed with understanding all things COVID-19. I researched scenarios based on Joshua Weitz’s social event risk model and checked the Georgia Department of Public Health’s daily COVID-19 updates, especially for Richmond County, Georgia. I was concerned about my family back home as projections in Atlanta grew drearier. By April, I’d weaned myself off daily news alerts in order to focus on finishing the spring semester strong. My...