Staying connected is important, and now we can connect in ways and with a casualness we didn’t have before, notes Elena Paraskevas-Thadani (She/Her)

This morning, I spoke to a scientist in Bangkok about a project. That conversation would not have been possible had it not been for the culture shift in ways of working that developed over the last few months. Because of increased technology use during these times of isolation, we also have opportunities to experience increased connectedness. Virtual exchanges are common and encouraged, allowing us to communicate with people across the world—people we would not have spoken with otherwise.

In the end, it’s about staying connected. That is still possible. And in some (new) ways, more so now than ever.