by Quinn McClanahan
Grace Moody is one week away from no longer being a college student.
When the first COVID-19 cases showed up in the United States, she was halfway through her junior year.
The COVID-19 pandemic that dominated 2020 has unsurprisingly bled into 2021, and SMU’s very own “Class of COVID” seniors have been forced to adapt.
Grace Moody has done a fabulous job.
Although this year looked more different than anyone could have predicted, she is wrapping up her senior year at SMU with a full-time job offer, a new Dallas apartment, and a lot of coffee.
After originally being sent back to her home to Honolulu, Hawaii, from spring break last year, Grace had to adapt to classes starting at 4 a.m. and extremely strict COVID-19 guidelines that emphasized staying indoors.
Grace’s sister Mimi says that Grace had to find a balance between staying safe and healthy while also continuing to live her life when she was home in Honolulu.