Honoring Valley’s Heroes: Mitchell Hirsch

Ellie Kim and Ilmie Xhaferi

(Editor’s Note: With help from science teacher Alison Petaccia, The Smoke Signal has created a series to pay tribute to graduates who are currently healthcare workers or are studying to become one during these unprecedented times. Below is a biobox of Mitchell Hirsch who is a medical student at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Hirsch volunteers at the New Jersey COVID-19 hotline, does fever screenings, and maintains wellness rooms for healthcare workers at University Hospital. He also helps run a supply chain of personal protective equipment

to distribute supplies to hospitals and healthcare centers.)