Wellesley Students vs Pandemics is an interdisciplinary group of Wellesley College students working together to make a positive impact on health and overall wellness during times of crisis. Our three main goals are to build community at Wellesley, improve transparency and communication, and identify needs and innovate solutions.   


Hannah Ryu

President and Founder

Eden Gedangoni


Zoe Elizee

Publicity Chair

Clara Kim

Projects Manager

Emily Huang




Take a look at some of our projects below! Interested in joining a project or proposing a new initiative? Contact us at or our social media pages below.

Virtual Lecture Series

As the pandemic is affecting lives in unimaginable ways, it is imperative for us all to understand more about the virus and its impact on society. Through this Virtual Lecture Series, professionals and experts from various fields will virtually provide educational talks on topics such as changes in vaccine production, world economy, virtual education, social interaction, etc. and help answer the questions that people have during these times of confusion and change. 

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Session #2

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

2:00pm EST

"Who struggles with what? Defensive pessimism, Optimism, and Coping with COVID"


Julie Norem, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology

Wellesley College


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Session #1

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

"The SARS-CoV-2 virus – tiny and deadly"


Prof. Vanja Klepac-Ceraj

Wellesley College

Mask for Me

We aim to collect funding to provide a reusable mask for all of our Wellesley students (and staff if possible), particularly those on campus. Not only do we want to ensure that everyone has access to personal protection, but by providing a mask with the same design to all, we want to remind us that we are all in this together no matter where we are. 

Student Feedback

An anonymous survey for students to provide their honest feedback on the semester (Fall 2020) in terms of academics, physical health, and mental well-being. A way to make improvements for all students on and off campus in the near future

Wellesley Humans of Pandemics

An online publication through which people can share their stories, inspirations, and rumination on life to help us all feel less isolated during these times of social distancing. A platform where members of our community can have their voices heard and also acknowledge the voices of others. 

Cards for Cures

Video card project conveying our hope and resilience, and gratitude toward healthcare professionals, workers, patients, and their families. Featuring the works of artists, performers, and writers to help console others and "cure" minds through the universal language of art during these difficult times.  



We welcome all Wellesley College students, faculty, and alums to join us! Click below to join our team:

If you are not affiliated to Wellesley College but would like to volunteer and contribute to our projects, please contact us at or our social media pages below.