COVID-19 Pandemic Story Series: Paul Opiyo

An SEL student assistant tells his COVID-19 pandemic story: Hi my name is Paul Opiyo.  I’m a sophomore majoring in Computer Science and I work at the Stevenson Library. When the pandemic started last year and Vanderbilt closed, I went to Atlanta and spent some time with family. I came back to Vanderbilt in May… Keep reading

COVID-19 Pandemic Story Series: Janice Mutuku

An SEL student assistant tells her COVID-19 pandemic story: After the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, I left campus and flew home to Nairobi, Kenya. I was excited to be home even with the COVID-19 restrictions. I spent a lot of time with family during the last half of the spring semester and the summer…. Keep reading

COVID-19 Pandemic Story Series: Erskine Nyoike

An SEL student assistant tells his COVID-19 pandemic story: One thing I can say I picked up during the pandemic was leisure reading. As a student, I often read required books for my classes. However, with more time on my hands I decided to venture out and try new books on topics that I was… Keep reading

COVID-19 Pandemic Story Series: Coco Kariuki

An SEL student assistant tells her COVID-19 pandemic story: Initially, the quarantine downtime was much needed and not all bad. Taking some time to step back and regroup was probably a great thing for all of us. But for me, the routine of waking up and preparing for nothing got old quickly. So, I started… Keep reading

COVID-19 Pandemic Story Series: Nairah Moustafa

An SEL student assistant tells her COVID-19 pandemic story: Hello! I am Nairah Moustafa, a junior studying biomedical engineering and engineering management. I am from Egypt but my family lives in Saudi Arabia. I got stuck away from my family for almost a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, so as soon as I had… Keep reading

Pandemic Story Series: Kolade Balogun

An SEL student assistant tells his pandemic story: My name is Kolade Balogun, a senior student from London who unfortunately couldn’t go home during the pandemic.  As a result, I spent most of my time in Knoxville and Clarksville.  Whilst in Knoxville, I stayed with a friend who is a fantastic cook leaving me to… Keep reading