UMass INFORMS Speaker Series: Dr. Destenie Nock

Last Friday, we enjoyed an amazing presentation by Dr. Destenie Nock, Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University and creator of the Black Electricity Blog, about the risk of contracting COVID-19 on public transportation. This time, we were also proud to welcome a former Chapter Officer!

Policy alternatives that could reduce the risk of contracting the virus were discussed, and the impact of this risk on transit-dependent essential workers who tend to be from low-income and minority populations was analyzed. Thanks to this inspiring work, we had an amazing discussion session afterwards, where this issue that we all witness in our daily lives was explored even further. We thank Dr. Nock once again for sharing this brilliant work with us.

If you missed this great talk, you can follow the link to find the recording of the session on our YouTube channel!