Rachel McCumber was born in Lubbock, Texas. She attended Frenship Highschool in Wolfforth, Texas and graduated in 2017. She chose Columbia College Chicago and moved to the city directly after high school, where she intended to major in Theater Design. After her first year, she switched her major to Creative Writing with a concentration in Nonfiction. In March 2020, Columbia College Chicago sent out a statement informing students that classes would be moved online due to the pandemic, Covid 19, rapidly spreading across the country. McCumber lived off campus near West Loop in the Greektown area of Chicago. When classes were cancelled, she remained in the city in her apartment with her roommate. McCumber was let go by her job shortly after the school shut down and has not been able to work during this time. McCumber expresses her thoughts and opinions on the matter of the pandemic and the nationwide shut down within the interview: Capturing Quarantine 2020.
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creative writing, non-fiction, COVID-19, pandemic, Chicago, Illinois, United States, coronavirus
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Wilson, Amelia, "Interview with Rachel McCumber" (2020). Capturing Quarantine Oral Histories. 7.