Sudha Alvakonda | Executive Assistant to Director of Public Works & Community Development at the City of Rochester

Artist | Eric Anderson

The longer we live with Covid-19 the easier it is to forget about the risks that others take in their daily routines. Sudha Alvakonda is one of many people who continue to work in downtown Rochester, putting herself at risk for Covid-19 in order to keep essential city functions up and running. Sudha demonstrates the everyday courage we are all capable of in a time where many of us feel lost and aimless. Her steadfast abilities have earned her a place on the Emergency Response team to counter the pandemic here in Olmsted County, and continues to do her part for the community.

Nominated by Chinninti Himaja Alvakonda

Artist Bio Eric Anderson

Eric Anderson is a writer and artist living in Rochester, MN. His interactive installations have been commissioned by or featured in collaboration with the Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity at the University of Paris, France, the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, the National Institutes of Health’s National Human Genome Research Institute, Mayo Clinic, the Open Source Pharma Foundation, Destination Medical Center and the Rochester Art Center. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, his writing has appeared in Granta, American Letters & Commentary, Columbia Poetry Review, and elsewhere. He has taught for the University of Iowa, the University of Minnesota-Rochester and the Mayo Clinic Center for Humanities in Medicine.

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