College Freshman Take a Gap Year Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

HUNTER COLLEGE–At the end of Reanna Ramasami’s first year at Hunter, she took some time off. Since high school she had a four year plan and was eager to get a start on her career path. That hopefulness soon turned to fear and stress when COVID-19 took over, leaving her with no choice but to start a new course of action. 

The pandemic hit during her second semester and she quickly learned that remote learning was not her best option. “It was really easy to get distracted at home,” said Ramasami who lives with three siblings.