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Oral history of R.D., 2021 March 12


Scope and Contents

“R.D.” is a member of the Johns Hopkins University graduating class of 2021. In this interview, she discusses the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on her college experience, noting particular challenges for her as a transfer student. In this interview, she mentions being born in Cuba and describes her life in Miami with her parents. She talks about her adjustment to Baltimore as a transfer and describes what she did to prepare for the academic rigor of Hopkins. R.D. speaks about exploring potential career paths, supporting her father’s business, and the importance of maintaining her family relationships. She also speaks to feeling supported by other first-gen students, a lot of whom were also Hispanic. Lastly, R.D. talks about her future plans upon completing her undergraduate education.


  • Creation: 2021 March 12

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Contact Special Collections for more information.

The restricted files are not available for researchers to access. Information on restricted interviews can be found in a "Conditions Governing Access" note at the beginning of the list of folders associated with the interviewee.


From the Collection: 11.87 Cubic Feet (9 record center boxes, 1 letter size box, 1 half legal size box)

From the Collection: 24.9 Gigabytes

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Accession 2020-21.UA.005.

Processing Information

Processed by Kristen Diehl and Allison Seyler in July 2021.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA