Patrick Trombetta oral history interview


Patrick Trombetta oral history interview


Eife, Olivia M.
Trombetta, Patrick

Date Created

August 27, 2020


Patrick Trombetta was a Engineering student at Drexel University who had just finished his second COOP, and was attending classes at the time of this interview. This interview details how Patrick Trombetta was personally impacted by the pandemic and the various lifestyle changes it caused. Patrick first describes his experience concluding his COOP at the outbreak of the virus. This interview then discusses Patrick’s experience within remote learning in the Spring and Summer terms of 2020. Patrick explains his thoughts on campus closures, the quality of his remote classes, and the future of mask wearing. He also speaks on how the pandemic impacted his connection to campus via his Junior class representative role in the Drexel Chapter of Chi Epsilon. Patrick expounds on changing social norms and cultures due to the virus, and the future of COVID-19 generally. This interview also elaborates on the connection between the pandemic and the death of George Floyd. The interview concludes with Patrick’s thoughts on his role as a representative of the Drexel Student body attempting to bring positivity during this uncertain phase of the pandemic.

This interview was conducted during HNRS 301: COVID-19, taught by Scott Knowles during summer quarter 2020.


COVID-19 seminar oral history interviews (Collection MC.00.100), Drexel University Archives


Listen to the audio recording of this interview and read a raw transcript in Drexel University's digital repository.


COVID-19 (Disease)
COVID-19--United States
Education, Cooperative
Education, Higher
Chi Epsilon (U.S.)


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Oral History


Eife, Olivia M.


Trombetta, Patrick


29:16 minutes


Eife, Olivia M. and Trombetta, Patrick, “Patrick Trombetta oral history interview,” Drexel Exhibits, accessed March 29, 2023,

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