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Tutor Biographies

Speaking Fellows

Writing Consultants

Writing Fellows


Writing Consultants

Kelley Annesley has a background in philosophy, but one thing she enjoys about tutoring is being exposed to new topics and areas of research, so she welcomes the opportunity to work with students in any discipline! She particularly enjoys helping students work on argumentative papers at any point in the writing process, from brainstorming and constructing a thesis to the final stages of polishing.
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Zach Barber focuses his research on moral and political philosophy. He enjoys a lot of things about tutoring. He finds connecting with students over the value and beauty of language to be so fun! But he most enjoys discussing ideas and arguments with his tutees, usually at the earlier stages of the writing process. I specialize in argumentative writing.
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Claire Becker is a first year PhD student in the History Department. Her research focuses on the history of Early Modern Spain and the Iberian Atlantic but she also loves reading theory and has a background in Cultural Studies. Her strengths definitely lie in the humanities but she is excited to work with students from all different disciplinary backgrounds and learn about the exciting work being done outside of her own department!
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Tessa Brunnenmeyer is a first year PhD student in the Philosophy Program and is interested in the history of Early Modern Philosophy (specifically lesser-known women in the period). She thinks tutoring is exciting because she gets to learn about so many different disciplines and ideas from her tutees while they work on writing. She specializes in argumentative writing but is happy to help in any discipline, at any stage of the writing process.
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Maddy Cappelloni is a PhD student in Biomedical Engineering. Her graduate research is about human auditory and visual perception. Through this research and the myriad of creative hobbies she pursues in her personal life, she has come to appreciate how difficult and powerful communication can be. She is passionate about teaching and finds joy in helping others effectively communicate their ideas.
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Erin Francisco has a background in Environmental Humanities and American Literature. She loves talking about persuasive writing and rhetoric. Working with writers brings her joy and helps her to reflect on my own thinking and writing practices.
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Lisa Jin is a computer science PhD student focusing on natural language processing. She enjoys working with students on all types of projects—especially argumentative, research, or STEM-related writing. 
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Rebecca Lowery is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Neuroscience where she studies how the immune system functions as a mechanism for the brain to physically restructure itself during learning and development. She enjoys working with writers from all disciplines, with a particular interest in scientific writing and personal statements.
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Emily Lowman is a PhD student in the English Department. Her background is in English and Psychology and she teaches rhetoric-based courses for the WSAP. She enjoys working with students from all disciplines, and specializes in  argumentative papers and humanities-based writing.
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Zachary Powell is a PhD graduate student in English with an emphasis in Film and Media Studies. With a Master's from Kansas State University, he taught high school for 7 years and college for 4 with classes ranging from argumentation, creative writing, literary form, and film and media. He is interested in working through writing processes with others, talking about sentences and variety, and charting out one's goals.
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Jake Ruta is an English PhD student who mainly concentrates on modern American poetry and poetics. He enjoys seeing the variety of writing that comes into the writing center and helping students develop their ideas and work towards their goals.
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Hannah Swerbenski graduated from Tulane University in 2017 with a B.S. in Psychology, Cognitive Studies, and Asian Studies, with a minor in Philosophy. She is currently a Developmental Psychology PhD student studying the intergenerational transmission of trauma. She is especially interested in protective factors for early childhood trauma, such as parenting and physiological parent-child synchrony. Her favorite part of tutoring is helping students learn to effectively communicate their ideas, especially ideas they are really excited about.
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Alice Wynd is a history PhD student who studies the early modern Atlantic and public history. She is interested in how archaeology and museum exhibit design can tell the stories of people not recorded in the archive and bring history to a wider audience. As a tutor, she enjoys reading pieces from other disciplines and learning new things about writing from the students she works with.
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Writing Fellows

Jenny BuckleyHealth, Behavior, and Society major, Clinical Psychology minor
What I love about both writing and tutoring is the opportunity that they provide for us to constantly grow as learners and communicators. My main goal in tutoring is to help writers gain confidence in their writing skills and feel proud of the work they produce!
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Briana CahillPolitical Science; Legal Studies Minor
I love writing because it makes me feel free to express myself.
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Erin Campbell - Environmental Health and Economics
Writing can be difficult in all disciplines! My favorite part about tutoring is working with the writer to put all of the pieces of the puzzle together so that the words communicate whatever the intended meaning is. It is amazing to share the moment of satisfaction and pride with the writer.
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Manasvi Chaturvedi
Schimmel Writing Fellow President
My favorite part about both writing and tutoring is that moment when — after an agonizing block — something clicks and you find the perfect words to convey what you mean. My most used and go-to writing strategies to help me get to that click are free writing and making mind maps and outlines!
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Abby Delio - English, Psychology and Gender Studies
For me, writing is a cathartic experience where I get to express my thoughts and feelings freely. I love tutoring because everyone has a unique approach when conveying their ideas in their work, making the session a learning experience for everyone involved. It's nice to make writing (a stereotypically individualistic process) more collaborative.
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Dominique DorvilComputer Science and Digital Media Studies
I love writing because that is what I was born to do. I feel most comfortable and at ease when I am writing. Though I love academic writing assignments, I also love creative ways of writing such as short stories, poetry, journal entries, and novels!
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Morgan FarrowEnglish: Literature and Gender Studies; Writing Studies Minor
Teaching Assistant for WRTG 245; Recruitment Coordinator
Writing is my favorite form of communication and I so value the interactions I have with tutees when we work together. I like tutoring all sorts of sessions but I really love the conversations that develop around the process of revision within the tutoring space.
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Katelyn GibsonEnglish: Language, Media and Communication
My favorite part of the writing process has always been revising and getting to choose the perfect words and phrases to convey my thoughts. One of the best things about tutoring is being able to talk with students and see them get excited about their own writing!
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Eleanor LenoeHistory and Japanese
Programming Coordinator
As a child, I took great joy in writing little tales about mystical creatures- ghosts, fairies, anything of that sort. Now that I'm in college, I still enjoy adding flares to even the most boring assignments, and have found a deep love for English grammar and the analysis of sentence structures. My friends often joke that I like grammar a little too much, but I don't think that's possible! As a writing tutor, my main objective is to provide helpful advice to improve your overall writing abilities without coming off as intimidating.
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En Li - Environmental Science; Political Science and Sustainability Minors
My favorite thing about writing is learning a ton of cool things throughout the process. Because I enjoy this discovery process, I'm also firm believer that writing isn't something to fear or cringe at, and that anyone can learn to share my enjoyment in the writing process.
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Hayley McGowan - English Literature and Classics; Writing Studies Minor
My favorite thing about being a Writing Fellow is having the opportunity to help my peers become more confident in their skills as a writer and feel proud of what they have accomplished. My goal is just to be there to listen to whatever you may want to discuss with your writing, no matter what stage you are at in the process, and help you achieve your goals!
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Amina N'Gambwa - Anthropology, African and African-American Studies
My favorite thing about writing is being able to see my creative ideas slowly come together—I love the process just as much as I love the final product!
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Anh-Tho (Antoinette) NguyenAnthropology, English Literature, Pre-Med (REMS)
Vice President
I love writing as both an art form and a means of building community with others!
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Emily O’Brien - Brain & Cognitive Science and Psychology; English Literature Minor
Advertising Coordinator
My favorite part about writing is that there is no “write” answer! It’s always rewarding to start writing and discover something that your mind hadn’t originally thought of.
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Nicholas Pomianek - Mechanical Engineering
Coming from a research background, I enjoy breaking down the writing process to better understand every individual's approach and experiences with the many challenges of writing.
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Eilis Regan
I like tutoring because it gives me many opportunities to be helpful; it makes me feel good. I also like that in tutoring, I get to encounter all sorts of different writing styles, and I think that that’s so cool.
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TaliaSalenger - Mechanical Engineering
I love writing because I feel like I can express myself through words better than any other form of communication.
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Kaelyn SchlossBiomedical Engineering; Chemistry and Biology Minors
I used to view writing as a task: something I had to do in specific classes to get the grade I wanted. Now, I appreciate writing as a process and, as a tutor, hope to help other students begin to see writing in a new light as well.
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Jessica Sgambati - Psychology and English; Writing Minor
Site Coordinator
Writing is one of my greatest passions and I’m so excited that I have the opportunity to help others in their writing process! I love to edit—finding the flow of paragraphs, reworking sentences, brainstorming the perfect conclusion—and I’m here for you, ready to tackle any stage of writing for any paper.
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James SheinbaumPsychology; BCS and Creative Writing Minors
Writing is, for me, both a fantastic way to be introspective and communicative. I can learn about myself as I write, and I can also express a point. I think that there is a lot of personal power in being able to express yourself and develop your arguments.
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Irina Ter-Ovanesyan

Jingxuan WangAnthropology and Economics
As a writer, I try to write as I feel, think, and talk. As a fellow, I find myself constantly inspired by the works of people coming into the writing center. I'd love more inspiration if anyone's willing to share!
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Stella WilkinsEnglish: Language, Media, & Communications and Film & Media Studies
My favorite thing about tutoring is being able to give my peers a safe space to voice their thoughts and feel more comfortable with the writing process (because it can be really intimidating!). For me, writing is all about telling a story, even if that story is in the form of a research paper or a lab. And no matter what you're studying or how much experience you have, writing can be really difficult—my goal is to help!
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Speaking Fellows

 

Natasha AbrolEconomics and International Relations, Minor in Business
I began participating in public speaking events when I was 15 years old. It was terrifying but ultimately, it changed my life. Tutoring allows me to share what I have learnt over the years and help other people enjoy public speaking as much as I do.
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Morgan Farrow - English Lit and Gender Studies
I love tutoring because it gives me the opportunity to learn from and interact with students I wouldn't have ordinarily met. I really value the conversations that develop in the tutoring space.
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Jamia LeonardRussian and International Relations
My favorite thing about tutoring is helping students find confidence within themselves to reach their academic and professional goals.
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Natalie Ramesh - Chemical Engineering
President
I always enjoy getting to meet new people in sessions and helping people find their voices. I've learned throughout my years doing this that everyone has an interesting story to share!
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Jacob Walters - Political Scienceand Psychology
I absolutely love being a speaking fellow. I've always found practice to be the key to public speaking. Everyone can benefit from practicing in front of a low-pressure audience and I love being that audience for others.
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Karla Zendejas - Economics
Public speaking is something that I used to struggle a lot with so it makes me really happy to be able to help others become better public speakers! I love tutoring because it allows me to connect with all different sorts of people and be able to help them. There's nothing more satisfying than helping others succeed.
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