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WHO WE ARE

TEAM APPLICATIONS

ABOUT US

Other People Literary Magazine at UC San Diego is the first student-run literary magazine and club.

We publish biannually in the Fall and Spring and accept works of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, art, and photography. We wish to present the dynamic range of artistic capability inherent in UCSD students, to create an inclusive platform to share creative works, and to encourage literary and artistic exploration among all students. We seek to embrace our core principle of showcasing “O(the)r People,” or celebrating at once our diversity, our individual uniqueness, our shared experiences, and our collective journey through this world. Our hope is that Other People Magazine will become a permanent organization at the University of California, San Diego, and will remain an enduring outlet for student creativity.

SUBMISSIONS INFO

Our Editorial team reviews submissions individually and votes on their favorite pieces based on quality, creativity, craft, and style. The team then convenes to determine the strongest pieces of the selection, the number of which is adjusted to fit the maximum length of the magazine publication. For detailed submissions instructions, please see our Submissions page.

OUR MISSION

Other People
A place to explore the timeless human experience;
A place to revere the joys and struggles of our journeys through life;
A place to celebrate the uniqueness of the human spirit;
Through a fusion of Language, Art, Image, and Technology.

OUR STORY

Other People Magazine began as a dream shared by a group of writing and art enthusiasts. The magazine's founders all had the same wish—for UCSD to have a place where literary and artistic creativity could flourish on a predominately STEM-focused campus. When a Fall 2019 writing workshop class brought this group of Literature/Writing majors and art lovers together, their dream began to become reality. Together, the founders inspired each other to embark on the journey of turning their dream into an enduring legacy of artistic expression on campus. And so Other People began—in a flurry of mission-statement writing, logo designing, team recruitment, flyer posting, and excited member meetings late at night.

Gradually, a magazine and club began to take shape. We were thrilled by the outpouring of support and attendees from Other People's first informational session, as well as by the volume of creative work submitted to the magazine during the first submissions cycle. Drawing upon the strength of collaboration from students of many disciplines, backgrounds, and talents, the dream of Other People became reality in July 2020, which marked the publication of Other People Literary Magazine's first issue.

This project was one that was months in the making. We could not have reached the milestone of publishing our first issue without the help of all those who supported Other People, who believed in us back when we were just a dream, who offered us their advice and wisdom, who shared with us their creativity. Thank you; you are our inspiration. We hope Other People is a reality that lives up to your dreams.

OUR TEAM

    Editor in Chief

  • / Nina Gerardi — Co-Editor in Chief

  • / Zoe Wong — Co-Editor in Chief

    Editorial

  • / Olivia Koutsky — Editorial

  • / Emma Niro — Editorial

  • / Jessie Truong — Editorial

  • / Olivia Hwang — Editorial

  • / Suphala Nibhanupudi — Editorial

  • / Spencer Vossman — Content

  • / Katie Clemmer — Content

  • / Sophia Donner — Content

  • / Violet Ford — Content

  • / Nandika Mishra — Content

  • / Paige Johnson — Content

  • / Ploy Techawatanasuk — Content

  • / Montanna Harling — Co-Founder, Editorial & Production (2019-22)

  • / Isaac Kopstein — Head Editor & Finance

  • / Leilani Dewindt — Editorial (2021-22)

  • / Nicole Lopez — Co-Founder, Publicity & Events (2019-21)

  • / Ashley Hirao — Head Copy Editor (2019-21)

  • / Cathy Huang — Editorial (2019-21)

  • / Eunice Kim — Editorial (2021-21)

  • / Rachel Seo — Editorial (2019-21)

  • / Stephanie Duncan — Editorial (2019-21)

  • / Sydney Kessler — Editor-at-Large (2019-20)

  • / Amy Cheng — Editorial (2019-20)

  • / Chloe Esser — Editorial (2019-20)

  • / Sanjana Dhamankar — Content (2019-22)

  • / Janelle Kim — Head Content Writer, Former PR Director (2019-21)

  • / Jennifer Khuu — Content (2019-21)

  • / Ruisi Shu — Content (2019-21)

  • / Abigail Hora — Content (2019-20)

  • / Hemmy Chun — Content (2019-20)

  • / Jasmine Torres — Content (2019-20)

    Design

  • / Caroline Tjoe — Co-Design Director

  • / Kristy Lee — Co-Design Director

  • / Kevin Jang — Web Production & UX Design

  • / Allison Gable — Design Illustrator

  • / Camille Wang — Design Illustrator

  • / Helen Huang — Design Illustrator

  • / Kevin Phan — Design Illustrator

  • / Geraldine Wambersie — Design Director (2019-21)

  • / Elysia Mac — Design Illustrator (2019-21)

  • / Hana Tobias — Design Illustrator (2019-21)

  • / Jaiden McCrann — Design Illustrator (2019-21)

  • / Kaley Chun — Design Illustrator (2019-21)

  • / Eunsoo Lee — Co-Design Director (2019-20)

  • / Jack Yang — Web Design (2019-20)

  • / Imanol Tovar — Design Illustrator (2019-20)

  • / Meryem Bahadir — Design Illustrator (2019-20)

  • / Kelly Tran — Design Illustrator (2019-20)

  • / Zhilin Li — Design Illustrator (2019-20)

    PR + Events

  • / Casey Tran — Treasurer

  • / Christopher Chan — Social Media

  • / Melissa Zhuang — Social Media

  • / Ana Castro — PR (2019-21)

  • / Kela Sowell — PR (2019-21)

  • / Kelly Nham — PR (2019-21)

  • / Riley Sutton — PR (2019-21)

  • / Katrina Ngo — PR (2019-21)

  • / Sara Shor — PR (2019-20)

  • / Valeria Castro Abril — Marketing (2019-20)

  • / Lisa Pham — Events (2019-20)

  • / Abigail Koornwinder — Events (2019-20)

  • / Ryan Roden — Events (2019-20)

  • / Ruby Hays — PR (2019-20)