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My name is Zachary Ruybal and I am a Senior at Humboldt State University, majoring in Criminology and minoring in Environmental Policy. I live in Eureka, and have lived here for about 3 months, but have lived in Humboldt County since January 2020. I conducted an oral history, and the interviewee is Sophie Holt, who is my girlfriend, roommate, and student at College of the Redwoods. She has been in Humboldt County since January 2020 as well, and is an undeclared major at the moment. She is an essential worker at Target, and therefore has had lots of experience with the impacts that COVID-19 has brought forth.


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Oral History

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Oral History Student Projects

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This oral history is an interview that includes questions about how COVID-19 has impacted community members in Humboldt County, in this specific oral history, how its impacted Sophie Holt. I learned about what her day to day life was is like, as well as what she'd like people in the future to know about this pandemic time. It includes what COVID-19 has brought upon society, how it can be seen as an opportunity, and the hardships that it has created. This oral history gives us a good look at how both essential workers and college students have been affected by this pandemic, and how Sophie see's the world in the future after this pandemic passes.

2021-05-13 18-25.pdf (435 kB)
Written Release Form - Sophie Holt