A concrete jungle where dreams are made of. Where vagabond shoes are longing to stray. New York, New York. It was a city that never slept, until it woke up in a nightmare where it became the centre of the COVID-19 pandemic and the city came to an abrupt standstill.

New York has been under tight lockdown since mid-March, and three months later is cautiously moving into the first phase of reopening. Our UOW alumni are based in all corners of the world including Sandra Siagian who is working as a journalist with CBS News in New York City.

Please click here to hear about Sandra and her experience in lockdown, covering the pandemic through her work, and her close call with Coronavirus.