Class of COVID-19: Quarantine Diaries from the Department of Chemistry

Members of the Department of Chemistry share snippets of their daily life in self-isolation in these Quarantine Diaries.

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Professor Mei Hong

Professor Mei Hong

Quarantined with her family, Professor Hong is making a point to appreciate a slower pace.

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Jordan Ho

Jordan Ho, Graduate Student

Jordan Ho, a member of the Kiessling Group, has embraced Zoom and Animal Crossing.

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A photo of Jessica Beard

Jessica Beard, Graduate Student

Jessica Beard, a member of the Swager Group, is working alongside her new colleague – her cat, Hera.

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Michele Harris, Human Resources Administrator

Michele has discovered the joys of board games via Zoom and appreciates the time for self-reflection.

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Macall Zimmerman

Macall Zimmerman, Senior Financial Officer

Macall is making the most of the unexpected time to spend with her two young daughters.

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Peter Giunta

Peter Giunta, Administrative Assistant

Peter is finding peace in a less-crowded city, and is grateful to be working at MIT from home.

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Edward Saliba, Postdoctoral Researcher

Edward has been taking this time to familiarize himself with Boston by taking solo walks around the city.

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A man stands in a hallway

Eric Vandenberghe, Administrative Assistant

Eric will remember the stay-at-home period as “one long day.”

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Scott Ide stands on a snowy campus.

Scott Ide, EHS Coordinator

Scott is one of the extreme few members of the department permitted to enter the MIT campus.

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Shannon Wagner stands in a hallway

Shannon Wagner, Senior Administrative Assistant

Shannon has rediscovered her bread baking hobby as a means to unwind and relieve stress.

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A photo of Erin holding a baby bulldog.

Erin Erhart

Erin Erhart is quarantined with three roommates: two cats and a human.

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