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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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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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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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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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Janelle Veazey is a PhD student in the Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Program. She has a lot of practice in technical writing (manuscripts and grants) and enjoys helping students work through all stages of the writing process.
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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 Buckley
I think that writing is a very different process for everyone, which makes the tutoring space dynamic and engaging. I enjoy being able to help students gain confidence in their writing, and leave with strategies that they can continue to use in the future.
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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
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 and Psychology
For me, writing is a cathartic experience where I get to express my thoughts and feelings on whatever it is that I'm writing about. I love tutoring because everyone has their own unique style/approach in conveying their ideas which makes working together 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 WRT 245; Recruitment Coordinator
Programming Coordinator
I think writing can be challenging, but my favorite part of the process is revision. I enjoy revising my own work, but even more than that, I enjoy the conversations that form around 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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Edward Kim

Eleanor LenoeHistory and Japanese
Programming Coordinator
Ever since I was little, I've loved 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 that includes sneaking some mystical lore into lab reports and other assignments! As a writing tutor, my main objective is to provide helpful advice without coming off as intimidating.
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En Li - Environmental Science; Political Science and Japanese 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 McGowanEnglish Literature; Writing Studies and Classics Minors
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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Gabriella Murdoch - Business
I love the actual process of writing! I find it really interesting to see how your ideas develop as you progress through your piece!
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Amina N'Gambwa

Anh-Tho Nguyen
Vice President

Emily O’Brien - Brain & Cognitive Science and Psychology
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 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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Kaelyn SchlossBiomedical Engineering
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 Sheinbaum - Psychology; Theater and Brain & Cognitive Science Minors
Writing is, for me, both a fantastic way to introspect and to communicate. Through writing and revising my work, I can learn about myself and share those realizations with my audience.
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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

Leif JohansenEconomics and Political Science
I'm a dog-lover, a hiker, a blacksmith, a drummer, a fan of newsboy caps, and a believer in the genius within all of us. I joined the Speaking Fellows because I think that public speaking skills are one of those things that everyone, regardless of academic study, can benefit from having in their toolkit, but hardly anyone teaches or talks about it. I wanted to do my part to help spread the word about the value of public speaking.
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Nikhila Linganur - Honors Economics and Business
Public speaking can be daunting for even stellar students, which is why tutoring it feels particularly worthwhile. Working alongside these students, helping them realize their true strengths & potential in this rather frightening zone is something I always look forward to. The reassured, confident smiles students leave with at the end of tutoring sessions often has me beaming in satisfaction too!
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Denis Lomakin - Computer Science and Philosophy
I've always enjoyed public speaking and tutoring, so the Speaking Fellows were a great fit. Being a Speaking Fellow has allowed me to grow as a speaker and I've met some really amazing people through this organization!
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Monica MorganBioethics; History & Legal Studies Minors
As a Speaking Fellow, I love getting to learn about individual communication styles! Everyone has their own strengths (and weaknesses) and working one-on-one with someone else to improve his/her communication is my favorite part of being a Fellow.
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Natalie Ramesh - Chemical Engineering
I love tutoring because it gives me the chance to meet a lot of people and help them out with something that may have seemed really scary before. I've learned a lot from all the different people I have met while tutoring!
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Sophia RosmanPhilosophy and Art History - E5 2020 in Business
I grew up performing professionally in the entertainment industry. I bring unique insights from this experience to tutoring sessions for presentations, conversations, group projects, and professional communication. I enjoy learning about your coursework and background during sessions.
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