How an Immaculate Heart Alumna is Facing the COVID-19 Crisis Head On

A special shout out to Zoe Memel, Immaculate Heart alumna of the Class of 2011, who now works the front lines of the coronavirus epidemic as a resident at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. KNBC’s Conan Nolan interviewed Dr. Memel on her efforts during his News Conference program Sunday. The former IH student body president is a graduate of USC’s Keck School of Medicine.

Asked by Nolan, how have you and your colleagues been able to handle with the stress of knowing that too many medical professionals have died facing this deadly virus specially in Italy… Memel replied… “We just don’t have time to be afraid and we’re just too focused on moving forward.” Such brave words, from a young medical professional and countless other unsung heroes, frontliners, who are facing the coronavirus daily. “Our prayers are with you. Stay strong and stay safe.”

Watch the Full interview here.

This is what the country is facing right now. The COVID-19 crisis. “We’re in it together.”

About Immaculate Heart

Founded in 1906, Immaculate Heart High School & Middle School educates young women in grades sixth through 12th from its central location in the Los Feliz foothills near Griffith Park in Hollywood. The school has a long and distinguished history, with more than 10,000 graduates. Today’s student body of more than 700 young women is both geographically and ethnically diverse, drawing on students from throughout Los Angeles County. Last year, virtually 100 percent of Immaculate Heart graduates matriculated to colleges, including the most prestigious schools in the country.

Immaculate Heart High School and Middle School, 5515 Franklin Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028, (323) 461-3651 or visit




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