Capstone Project (Open Access)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Humanities & Communication
My project is entirely focused on the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown, particularly when CSUMB moved to a virtual setting, and how a global pandemic brought a family closer together. COVID-19 was a terrifying disease that began in the Spring of 2020 and instilled in all of us fear, stress, and anxiety. Families were scared to go out and have family parties, schools shut down and abruptly moved to a virtual modality for teaching, and the mental health of the world began to decrease. For this project, I will be using my own voice and experiences to create a personal narrative essay/creative piece that showcases the fear and anxiety as well as the hope and joy that arose from the pandemic and how my family grew closer to one another as well as capture my own personal growth. By doing this, I hope to create a piece that those who experienced what I experienced and those that survived the pandemic can sympathize with and relate to, forming a small community in the end.
Palado, Kristen Justice, "The Lights in the Dark: A COVID-19 Journey" (2022). Capstone Projects and Master's Theses. 1403.