Podcast host and NYC Physician Assistant Klarisse Mathis welcomes two colleagues and mentors. Infectious disease specialist Sondra Middleton, MHS, PA-C, is Assistant Professor at the Touro School of Health Sciences, and Associate Director of Physician Assistant Manhattan. Daytheon Sturges, MPAS, PA-C, CAHIMS, CHES, Associate Program Director, Assistant Professor, Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (JEDI) Chair at University of Washington – School of Medicine – MEDEX Northwest PA Program. Together they explore the role of advanced practitioners in general, and the importance of a diverse workforce specifically, and the disparate impact of COVID-19. All views expressed are the participants own.