About Us

What began as a random idea, mentioned in a group chat full of bored college students, turned into a bustling blog: Beyond the Pandemic. Our blog founders Sophie Phillips, William Liu, Julianne Gless Valera, and Grace Ling worked together to create a space that tells the stories and perspectives of people across the globe to a wider audience. Our mission is to amplify the voices of those who remain inaudible, and also bring you fun and engaging content that you’ll love. Although Beyond the Pandemic largely focuses on the pandemic, we seek to cover a wide range of topics to generate content to inspire and empower people like you. Thank you for your continued readership and support, and stay tuned for new articles every Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday!

Founding Leadership

Blog Head
Sophie Phillips
IG @sophiephillips23
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Project Director
William Liu
IG @william_Liu24587
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Chief Editor
Julianne Gless Valera
IG @glessvalera
Tech Head
Grace Ling
IG @irungracepace
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grace-ling.com

Our Team

Editor & Staff Writer
Kendall Bistretzan
IG @kendallbistwrites
Editor & Staff Writer
Madison Kirkpatrick
IG @kirkpatrick98_
Staff Writer
Olivia Garcia
IG @livie_duh
Editor
Stephanie De Avila
IG @a.spanish.rose
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Writers/Research

Research
Shrijesh Siwatoki
Writer Mia Foster
Writer
Sophia NguyenTran
Writer
Colleen Boken
Writer
Molly Rosenfeld
Writer
Isabella Grajczyk
Writer
Jay Abdella
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