Maria Chópite, 3rd Grade Teacher, May 2021



Maria Chópite, 3rd Grade Teacher, May 2021


Interviewee: Maria Chópite
Interviewer: Madeline Crandell
Date: May 4th, 2021
Format: Video Recording
Location of Interview: Excelsior, Minnesota
Transcriber: Madeline Crandell
Project in Association with: University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire


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May 4, 2021


Madeline Crandell


Alexis Polencheck


Maria Chópite was born in Caracas, Venezuela, but now resides in Minnetonka, Minnesota after travelling and living in many different cities. In this interview, Maria discusses how the COVID-19 has affected her family, relationships with friends and co-workers, as well as the work place. Additionally, she describes how the pandemic has affected both children and teachers at her job in a local elementary school, and how it has affected the social and emotional well-being of students. Maria also discusses her concerns over the COVID-19 vaccine, and how she had many questions before getting her own vaccine.

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