Gainesville

Celeste Velazco


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 her friends. But everything changed once COVID-19 arrived in the United States. She discusses the struggles she and her classmates experience as both work and school turn remote.

Rosana Resende


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 of distance learning as well as the risk factors that come with traveling out of state to relocate for work.