Voces of a Pandemic Stories

Subject Collection Story Interviewed By
Alex Cantillo
Alex Cantillo
Voces of a Pandemic

By: Voces Staff

Alex Cantillo is a graduate student and professor who specializes in leadership development and sports excellence. He's known by friends and family to be energetic and positive, but the pandemic has challenged his... Read More

Jackie Pedota
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... Read More

Anthony Villanueva
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... Read More

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... Read More

Jackie Pedota
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... Read More

Vincent Pena
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... Read More

Vincent Peña
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,... Read More

Dominique Montiel Valle
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.... Read More

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... Read More

Dana Yarak
Julia Araujo
Julia Araujo
Voces of a Pandemic

Julia is a Masters 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 this experience... Read More

Dominique Montiel Valle