Makeda Duncan was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in the Wrigleyville neighborhood. Makeda has five siblings and currently resides with them in the Galewood neighborhood. Makeda is a commuter and her schedule on campus revolved around her commuting schedule. Makeda went to Lane Technical College Prep High School, which she describes it as a unique school with plenty of diversity in people and the classes. Makeda estimates her graduating class size was 900. She knew she would attend Columbia College Chicago because she has always wanted to attend for her major, ASL interpretation. She chose Columbia because of its creative people and to work with the deaf community. This is her sophomore year, with plans to graduate in 2022. Makeda is employed at the Student Center of Columbia. She sets up rooms and meeting spaces to ensure that students/teachers had all the right resources for their meetings.
Columbia College Chicago
ASL, interpretation, COVID-19, pandemic, Chicago, Illinois, United States, coronavirus
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Sims, Jay'La, "Interview with Makeda Duncan" (2020). Capturing Quarantine Oral Histories. 18.