Our Collaborators and Partners​


Dave Dillon

Dave Dillon is counseling faculty and a professor at Grossmont College. He currently serves as an Academic Senate for the California Community Colleges OERI (Open Educational Resource Initiative) Regional Lead. He curated and co-authored three OER (Open Educational Resource), including Blueprint for Success in College and Career (Rebus Community, 2019), which won a Textbook Excellence Award from the Textbook and Academic Authors Association and an Open Textbook Award from Open Education Global. Dave chaired a statewide California Community College OER Task Force is 2017 and was a Stanford University Global Studies Fellow in 2019.  Dave is passionate about student success, textbook quality, open pedagogy, access and affordability, and design.

Megha Sood

Megha Sood lives in New Jersey, USA. She is an Assistant Poetry Editor for the UK based Arts and Literary Journal MookyChick.Over 450+ works in journals including Better than Starbucks, SONKU, Poetry Society of New York, Kissing Dynamite, American Writers Review, FIVE:2: ONE, KOAN. Her works have been widely anthologized by the US, UK, Australian, and Canadian Press. Three-time State-level Winner NAMI Dara Axelrod NJ Poetry Contest 2018/2019/2020.National Winner Spring Robinson Lit Prize 2020, Shortlisted for Pangolin Poetry Prize 2019, Adelaide Literary Award 2019,  Erbacce Prize 2020, Nominated for the iWomanGlobalAwards 2020. Works selected numerous times by Jersey City Writers group and Department of Cultural Affairs for the Arts House Festival. She blogs at https://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/, tweets at @meghasood16 and Instagram at @meghasworld16.

Link to her writer’s profile at Pw.org (Poets and Writers)

NoiseFilter Podcast

NoiseFilter distills the most important information about COVID-19 and delivers updates in clear, bite-sized chunks, bringing forth the facts in a communication language and style accessible to all listeners. Hosted by two doctors, the podcast serves as a means for listeners to keep themselves and their loved ones educated about the virus.

Learn more about the NoiseFilter and LiQ collaboration here

Rupert Chen

Rupert Chen is a student at the Harker School.  His interests include Latin, Computer Science, and long distance biking.  He has been working on https://covid9teen.net

You can contact Rupert at covid9teen.net@gmail.com.

Learn more about the covid9teen and LiQ collaboration here

Iona Finlay C. Mendoza​

Iona Finlay C. Mendoza is a graduate of Journalism from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines. She is a former intern at Rappler Inc., an online news website based in the Philippines. During her stint with Rappler, she covered stories that feature communities and individuals who bring about change. In her free time, she enjoys reading and going to the beach.

Nami Fuseya

Nami has been helping people improve their quality of lives in a variety of settings for over 15 years. She believes that exercise is medicine and promotes active lifestyle to maintain both mental and physical well-being. She continues to pursue her purpose to build a safe and supportive wellness community to motivate each other during the pandemic.

Elianna Lee

Elianna is a senior at Murrieta Valley High School and the officer of community service for the National Honor Society at her school. In her free time, she enjoys playing the french horn and learning the bass guitar. She also enjoys educating herself on local educational issues and advocating for change in her community. In the future, she hopes to double major in chemistry and political science at a four-year university. 


Emily Zhang

CESTA Undergraduate Research Assistant

Emily is a senior majoring in Symbolic Systems and minoring in philosophy. She enjoys writing, drawing, and surfing.

Barry Migott

HRI fellow

Barry is currently an undergraduate at Stanford hoping to major in Computer Science and minor in Management Science & Engineering. His interests include listening to podcasts, reading contemporary African literature and finding new sources of inspiration.

Audrey Mitchell

HRI fellow

Audrey is an undergraduate sophomore double-majoring in Political Science and Management Science & Engineering, with a minor in Theatre and Performance Studies. Her interests include Shakespeare textual and performance adaptation, human rights law and international tribunals, and creating change through the intersection of arts and justice.

Katie Yoon

HRI fellow

Katie is an undergraduate first-year at Stanford who hopes to double major in International Relations and Psychology. Katie aspires to one day become an international human rights lawyer with long-term goals to combat corruption and judicial bias in courts around the world. While under quarantine, she has been enjoying creating fusion confections, doing pilates, and binge-watching foreign dramas to improve her language skills.

Miranda Liu

hri fellow

Miranda is a first-year student interested in studying literature, creative writing, and how to tie both to social change. She enjoys storytelling, being in nature, and finding new sources of inspiration.

Cat Fergesen

HRI fellow

Cat is a first year undergraduate at Stanford University. She intends to major in Linguistics and Biology and has a particular interest in storytelling with a focus in oral storycraft and audio documentary.

Yuki Bailey

Stanford school of medicine research assistant

is studying the intersection of medicine and the humanities. She is particularly interested in social determinants of health and the health issues that arise during traumatic events. Currently, she is exploring literature, in conjunction with medical studies, to express and interpret the health effects of crisis situations. 

Jin Yun Chow

is currently a third year doctoral candidate at Stanford University’s department of Comparative Literature. She studies the language politics between Arabic, French, and Vietnamese in former colonies of the French empire through looking at fiction and poetry. Her research interests include 20th-21st century North African Francophone and Arabophone literature, Indochinese Francophone Literature, and Francophone language politics. She is a huge language nerd, and the main languages that she works with are French, Chinese and Arabic. She is currently on leave working on her EdTech startup Polygence.

Jin was born and raised in Hong Kong, and she also holds a BA in Comparative Literature from Princeton University.

Daniel Endebo

Daniel holds a Business degree from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Since 2015 he has worked with social media and data analysis. In his spare time he enjoys watching soccer and basketball games, listening to podcasts while walking on Copacabana beach, and venturing in kitchen shenanigans.

Leah Chase

hri fellow

Leah is an undeclared freshman, hoping to double major in English and Art History. In her free time, she enjoys reading and writing poetry, discovering new music, and taking lots and lots of walks.

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Merve Tekgürler

Before coming to Stanford, Merve received their BA from Freie Universität Berlin and worked there as a student assistant with the Chair for the Early Modern History. Their main focus has been on the interactions and relations of the Ottoman Empire with Central Europe, particularly with Germany. Currently they are working on Ottoman-Polish borderlands of 17th and 18th centuries, with an emphasis on the changes and continuities in the region during the partitions of Poland. Merve is currently involved in multiple CESTA project and working on their own project on the digitalisation of Ottoman-Polish border.

Life in Quarantine: Witnessing Global Pandemic is an initiative sponsored by the Poetic Media Lab and the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis at Stanford University.

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