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Frontline Heros: An Interview with a U.S Nurse

Interviewer: Molly Zhao Editor: Tiffany Chen, Joyce Hai, Demi Leng, Shannon Tan, Tyler Vazquez, Cynthia Zhang, Leon Zhou


Interviewee: Mrs. Imelda Castro

Work Experience:


Question: What department do you work in at the Hospital? Can you give us some insight into what your job consists of given the current pandemic?

a. I have been a nurse for 31 years now, and have spent most of my career in the critical care setting: a total of 4 years in the medical-surgical units, 1 year in the emergency department, and 26 years in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). I have worked at the Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn for 10 years and, for the last 17 years, here at St. Peter’s Main Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey.


Question: Can you give me a brief account of your wo