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Julia Araujo

Julia Araujo  

Voces of a Pandemic

By: Voces Staff

Julia is a Master's student at New York University studying performance activism. Situated in Queens, New York, she recounts her initial reactions to the COVID-19 outbreak, its impact on her community, and the effects of...

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Dominique Montiel Valle

Alicia Cisneros

Alicia Cisneros  

Voces of a Pandemic

By: Voces Staff

Alicia Cisneros works as a dental assistant in Elgin, Illinois. Due to COVID her work closed for almost two months (March to late May) and they only attended to emergencies. Although the staff and herself always had enough...

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Anthony Villanueva

Sandra Gonzalez

Sandra Gonzalez  

Voces of a Pandemic

By: Voces Staff

Sandra Gonzalez is a registered nurse based in San Antonio. Her focus is on pregnant women, new mothers and their newborns. However, COVID-19 has brought changes to her work environment that affect how she practices health...

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Dominique Montiel Valle

Genoveva Islas

Genoveva Islas  

Voces of a Pandemic

By: Voces Staff

Genoveva works as the founder and director of the non-profit Cultiva la Salud, which works to promote health equity in the San Joaquin Valley of California. She works as a public health and policy advocate, utilizing her...

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Dominique Montiel Valle

Fernando Jimenez

Fernando Jimenez  

Voces of a Pandemic

By: Voces Staff

Fernando Jimenez was born in Valle de Bravo, Mexico, and at 27 years old found himself in the United States in pursuit of the “American Dream.” Since his first day in the U.S., work has been his main...

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Vincent Peña

Tony Pena

Tony Pena  

Voces of a Pandemic

By: Voces Staff

Tony Pena is 29 years old from Phoenix, Arizona, who currently lives in Portland, Oregon. He works at Squarespace, an internet domain tech company, where he has worked as a senior customer advisor for three years. He also...

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Vincent Pena

Yajaira Rangel

Yajaira Rangel  

Voces of a Pandemic

By: Voces Staff

Yajaira Rangel, an elementary school teacher in Mesquite, Texas, has had to figure out how to teach her students online during the COVID-19 pandemic. She says the pandemic has impacted her financially, mentally and...

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Evelyn Ambriz

Rosana Resende

Rosana Resende  

Voces of a Pandemic

By: Voces Staff

Rosana Resende, a resident of Florida, is a post-secondary instructor transitioning into a job with the federal government in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. She is dealing with challenges as an instructor during a time...

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Jackie Pedota

Nubia Revilla

Nubia Revilla  

Voces of a Pandemic

Por: Equipo de Voces

Nubia Revilla es originaria de Nicaragua y educadora de escuela media. Durante su vida profesional trabajo como gerente de banco, pero decidió seguir su pasión y se convirtio en educadora. Nubia enseño clases en varios...

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Dominique Montiel

Jennifer Reyna

Jennifer Reyna  

Voces of a Pandemic

By: Voces Staff

Jennifer Reyna is a 30-year-old tech worker who lives in Portland, Oregon. She was born and raised in El Monte, California. She has lived in Portland since 2016 and works for a tech company called Squarespace. Before COVID...

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Vincent Peña

Jesus Ruiz

Jesus Ruiz  

Voces of a Pandemic

By: Voces Staff 

Jesús Ruíz lost his uncle –in his 50’s—to COVID-19. He took his uncle to the hospital after days of relative sickness. He and his family never saw him alive again. Jesús, who is the first Latino Dean at the College of Lake...

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Dana Yarak

Betsania Salgado

Betsania Salgado  

Voces of a Pandemic

By: Voces Staff

Betsania Salgado is a nursing graduate from Northern Illinois University. She spent the first few months of the pandemic in search of a position as a registered nurse in Illinois. Although nurses were in high demand,...

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Dana Yarak

Armando Trejo

Armando Trejo  

Voces of a Pandemic

By: Voces Staff

Armando Trejo, an archivist for Elgin Community College, has transitioned to working remotely after 26 years of working physically in the archives, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Trejo, including his relatives that live in...

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Anthony Villanueva

Celeste Velazco

Celeste Velazco  

Voces of a Pandemic

By: Voces Staff

Celeste Velazco, born and raised in Venezuela, is an advertising and political science student at the University of Florida. Her student life consisted of working three jobs, being a full-time student, and hanging out with...

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Jackie Pedota

Richard Villa Jr.

RichardVillaJr.  

Voces of a Pandemic

By: Voces Staff

Richard Villa is a 27-year old licensed investment broker born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. He is planning a carrer change into law and ultimately wants to be able to prosecute injustice, especially injustice at the...

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Vincent Peña

Elizabeth Villa

Elizabeth Villa  

Voces of a Pandemic

By: Voces Staff

Elizabeth Villa is a 51-year-old kindergarten teacher and mother of six. She has five sons and one daughter and is also a grandmother to two girls. She has been teaching for 20 years and has lived all over the...

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Vincent Pena

Jasmine Virola

Jasmine Virola  

Voces of a Pandemic

By: Voces Staff

Jasmine lives in New York City and is employed in the emergency department of a Hospital. She and her husband both contracted COVID-19 in March, and while Jasmine recovered quickly, her husband Freddie...

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Ramón Rodriguez