Annie Glass is planning a career as a homicide detective. A third-year criminal justice major at Northeastern, Glass knows she will be expected to handle unprecedented, uncomfortable situations, and she is building those skills now.
On co-op as a public security officer at Boston Medical Center, Glass spends her shifts in daily contact with workers, patients, family members, and people experiencing homelessness, any of whom may be contagious with the novel coronavirus. Her mother, Virginia Casey, a senior research scientist at Northeastern, has lobbied for her daughter to reconsider the placement. But Glass has refused to quit.