Corona Chronicles is a global digital archive for middle and high school students to share their stories of living through the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as to allow them to view what students in other geographic locations (locally, nationally, and internationally) express about their experiences. We believe that the act of producing, sharing, and engaging with these stories will allow students to develop a sense of connection through a period of widespread isolation, as well as to develop empathy and understanding of others living in different circumstances from their own. From a pedagogical perspective, this project may serve the objectives of affective curriculum development, including support of social-emotional well-being, which will take on great importance as students return to in-person schooling after extended periods of remote learning.
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Team Leader & Outreach
Karyn works in admissions and financial aid at a Nursery-Grade 12 independent school in New York City, with prior experience in higher education administration. She comes from a family of teachers and school professionals. Karyn is nearing completion of a MALS degree in Urban Education at the CUNY Graduate Center.
Amanda is a content strategist and writer for an education management company based in New York. A self-described word nerd, she spends her professional time creating, managing, and streamlining content for both digital platforms and printed materials. Amanda is in her second semester at the Graduate Center as a part-time MA Digital Humanities student.
Maggi is a Digital Humanities candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center. With a BA in Media Studies, Maggi is interested in media production, media analysis, storytelling, and education. She also creates multimedia projects, including short films, podcasts, and short-form social media content. The COVID Student Archive combines Maggi’s education and storytelling skills, and passion.
Research & Outreach
Vallerie received a BS in Speech Pathology & Audiology from NYU, an MA in English Literature from Hunter College, and is currently a Ph.D. student in the English department at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her research and scholarly interests are in BIPOC literatures, Digital Humanities, and Sound Studies. Vallerie has 5-6 years of experience as a Program Director for arts & social justice-based youth programming in both Bushwick, Brooklyn, and Inwood, Manhattan.
Specializing in the construction of database applications and data driven websites, Phil contributes expertise as an information technology worker with a focus on software development. Currently working on his master’s degree in Liberal Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center, he completed his undergraduate studies in Latin American History.