She’s Saluted for Helping Front-Line Health Workers

Photo courtesy Nareh Manooki
Congressman Adam Schiff recently named Burbank resident Nareh Manooki, who as an engineering instructor at Glendale Community College helped create and donate more than 2,000 face shields and ear straps, as a 2021 woman of the year in his district.

After the COVID-19 pandemic began and reports of personal protective equipment shortages spread across the United States, Nareh Manooki worried she was useless. Then she got to printing.
The Burbank resident, who teaches engineering at Glendale Community College, Los Angeles City College and L.A. Pierce College, asked school officials if she could take home the 3-D printers she had ordered for her class lab, which remained without students due to the pandemic. The college said yes.

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