My name is Megan Monroe. And I have been in China for 98 days. We've been quarantined for 56 of those days, and Ive been free for 42 of those days.
I am part of a company called Pro-Stage. And I am over here so that I can be a good role model for kids and eventually become a theater, dance and public speech teacher.We got to work with the kids one on one and in person before. And now we've been working with students online.
I'm going to tell you about what I'm doing here. I got a phone call around October of last year, 2019, asking me if I wanted to be an artistic adviser for a theatre company. When I asked the location, she said China. And being in California and never have going abroad before, I said, okay, sure. And here I am.
Wuhan is the biggest city that I have ever been in. My hometown had 300,000 people in it, and Wuhan is home to 11.3 million people.
There are over 160 lakes in Wuhan. And my apartment building just so happens to sit next to the Sanjiaohu, which is the triangle or Delta lake.
I haven't seen buildings as big as the ones in Wuhan in my entire life. I currently live in a 30-story building on the 10th floor. And my entire life I lived in a single-story house. So it's a little bit different for me to be in an apartment than being in my home.
In the beginning of the quarantine, I got in contact with the U.S. embassy that's located in Beijing. And they called me back after a few days, saying that they could help me with departure assistance, so that I could get out of here.