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This interview was conducted as part of the Fall 2021 HIS3600, Professionalizing History Majors, class. McKenna Honeck interviews Jesslyn Parrish, a 31-year-old graduate student that studies Text and Technology, via Zoom about the impact of COVID-19 on her life. Jesslyn was in the second year of her PhD program when the COVID-19 pandemic became prevalent. Her coursework and work moved to online, allowing her more control of her work-life balance and ability to care for her mental health. She lives with her mother and her biggest concern during the pandemic was keeping her mother safe. Although now vaccinated, Jesslyn expresses concern about people wanting to return to normal before COVID-19 is gone, and hopes that once the pandemic is over, people remember both the intolerance that was exposed, and the hope and possibility for change that was revealed.
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Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Minot, North Dakota, United States
Texts & Technology
Honeck, McKenna, "Jesslyn Parrish Interview" (2021). UCF COVID-19 Memory Project Interviews. 49.