Name: Rachel Gai

What is the name of your TAC project? COVID-19 Relief Project

Sent a total of 540 Surgical N95 masks, 6000 pairs of gloves, 3,500 shoe covers, and 770 medical protection gowns to hospitals in Wuhan, China

What life-long lesson have you learned from your TAC project?

A life-long lesson I’ve learned from my TAC project is to seek help from someone, whether that be a parent or a supervisor/mentor, whenever facing struggles during the journey. When beginning the project, I organized and planned the project thinking I could take on the tasks by myself but soon realized I couldn’t manage all of it on my and that I must have people beside me to guide me through the process.

What is the most unexpected or surprising or interesting thing that happened during or as a result of your TAC journey?

The most unexpected or surprising thing in my TAC journey was how well it turned out. I anticipated many difficulties and setbacks, especially amidst the pandemic, but with careful planning and organization, the project turned out to be a success.

Did you face any challenges in executing your TAC in the face of COVID-19?

Since my project followed the pandemic, a challenge I faced while executing my TAC was working at an efficient pace because of how quickly everything was happening. I also lost motivation at times, for I wasn’t sure what the end of my project would look like and when it would be completed, but by working together with members, I was able to lead a successful project.