Reed Engle, Career Pursuer, December 2020



Reed Engle, Career Pursuer, December 2020


Oral history, Career pursuer Reed Engle. Madison, Wis.




December 9, 2020


Westley Hart


Alexis Polencheck


Reed “Thad” Engle, a California native who moved Madison, Wisconsin with his family after sustaining a career-ending injury, is a full-time father to two daughters, ages 6 and 8. In this interview, Thad shares his thoughts and experiences adjusting to life amid a deadly pandemic, namely, SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) which first emerged in Wuhan, China, late in the year 2019.In his spare time prior to the pandemic, Thad was pursuing a career in healthcare as a radiographer. He discusses the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on his education, his concerns about adjusting education regimens at the public-school level, and his thoughts on actions taken by the Wisconsin state government that have hindered efforts to ensure the safety of residents living in Wisconsin, a state that has been regarded as one of the nation’s worst COVID-19 hot spots throughout the summer and autumn months.

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