COVID as a Catalyst for Transformation

Invitation image with a blue and white background and the image of a torch. The copy on the graphic reads: Cal State LA Honors College 10th Anniversary Celebration, Thursday, February 25, 2021. You Are cordially invited to COVID as a Catalyst for Transformation. You are cordially invited to an interactive forum, the second in a series of three events to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Honors College. Thursday, February 25, 2021, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. This special event will be held via Zoom webinar, and will be closed captioned. Please confirm your attendance by Tuesday, February 23, 2021 by clicking the button below. Additional details will be provided upon registration. Please email with any questions.


COVID as a Catalyst for Transformation

Thursday, February 25, 2021

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. PST


To continue its yearlong 10th Anniversary Celebration, the Honors College will host “COVID as a Catalyst for Transformation,” an interactive forum featuring distinguished Honors College and EEP alumni panelists who will draw on their varied professional and personal experiences to reflect on the future in light of our recent experiences with COVID. The panelists will cover a range of topics such as the impact of COVID-19 on the medical, healthcare, and pharmaceutical industries; and the interwoven issues of social justice, education, and economic and constitutional implications. Audience members will have the opportunity to submit questions to help foster a dynamic conversation. 


Featured Panelists Include:


Luis Antezana Alba (’15)
Founder, Juntos 2 College; College/Career Advisor, Denver Scholarship Foundation

Chriscynthia Calhoun, BSW ('15)
Decedent Affairs Officer for VA Loma Linda Healthcare System
Special Emphasis Program Manager, Black/African American Employee Endeavors
Union Steward, American Federation of Government Employees

Paul Gowder, J.D., Ph.D. (EEP ’97)
Professor of Law, Northwestern University

Susanna J. Sabin, Ph.D. (EEP ’14)
Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for Evolution and Medicine, Arizona State University

Trinh Pham, Ph.D.

Former Director, Honors College; current Associate Dean of Cal State LA’s new College of Ethnic Studies


This special event will be held via Zoom Webinar and will be closed captioned. Please use this link to access the Zoom webinar on Thursday, February 25 at 5:30 PM PST: Please email [email protected] with any questions.