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Mary Rubin interviews Raquel Toro, a Career Counselor in the Office of Career Services, via Zoom about the impact of COVID-19 on her life. Raquel began her job as a Career Counselor right when COVID-19 was becoming prevalent. She previously worked in the department as an intern, but now as a full-time employee, she has worked remotely for most of her job. Raquel is grateful that the remote work has given her the opportunity to work at home alongside her mother. A family-oriented person, Raquel reflects on the impact that COVID-19 has had on seeing the rest of her family, including canceling trips to celebrate anniversaries and her own proposal that had to be changed to a COVID friendly proposal (#pandemicproposal). Hopeful about 2021, Raquel also talks about her experience acquiring COVID-19 at the beginning of the year and its impact on her life. Raquel also speaks about the Employee Assistance Program and its benefits around mental health. She concludes with a hopeful and lifting message to try one's best through these times and noting the positives of the year.
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Orlando, Florida, United States
Rubin, Mary, "Raquel Toro Interview" (2021). UCF COVID-19 Memory Project Interviews. 33.