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Beyond the Waves
When a trauma ICU nurse feels the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic, she heads to the Pacific. Journalist Allison Torres Burtka tells her story.
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ABOUT THE JOURNALIST
Allison Torres Burtka is a freelance writer and editor based in metro Detroit. Her writing has been published in the Guardian, Outside, Audubon, Sierra, espnW, Women’s Running, Runner’s World, Insider, and other outlets. She writes about sports, the outdoors, health and wellness, and sustainability, among other topics. She writes for Global Sport Matters, part of Arizona State University’s Global Sport Institute, writes and edits for the University of Michigan’s Erb Institute for Sustainability in Business, and edits for the University of Illinois Press.