Meet the Staff

Writing Center Staff

Vanessa Petroj

Director, Multilingual Writing
Areas of Focus
Rhetoric and composition, spoken and written multilingualism, linguistics, code-switching, contrastive grammar, reading comprehension. ...
Contact
Phone
610-526-7743
Location English House
Vanessa Petroj headshot

Leadership Team

Ananya Hindocha '23
Rachel Gass '23
Zoë Kaufmann '23


Writing Consultants

Graduate Students in Arts & Sciences

Meg Hankel | GSAS Writing Specialist
Meg is a doctoral candidate in history of art.

Nava Streiter | GSAS Writing Specialist
Nava is a doctoral candidate in history of art. She provides consultations to graduate students from the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences on writing tasks of any kind: coursework, conference papers, articles, dissertations, and job market materials.

Seniors

Aanandi Murlidharan '23 | Anthropology and International Studies
Aanandi is a tea enthusiast, who stans way too many kpop groups for her own good. Ask her which ones and she’ll be your friend forever. When she’s not scrolling through Tiktok or checking Erd’s menu in hopes of seeing mac and cheese, you can catch her singing with the Acabellas or dancing for Choom Boom. 

Ananya Hindocha '23 | Sociology and Political Science
Ananya is from the San Francisco Bay Area and is excited to be back at the writing center for a secondyear and to be a part of the writing center’s leadership team! Outside of her political science and sociology classes, you can find her working at Erdman (and singing terribly to the music), dancing with her dance team at Haverford, or in the SGA office serving as SGA president. She also loves to box (no, she did not choose PA because of Rocky), travel to Philly, and have karaoke nights with her friends.

Bonnie Henneman '23 | French and Comparative Literature
Bonnie is stoked to work at the Writing Center this year! She is from Savannah, GA. When she isn't in class or at the Writing Center, she can usually be found knitting, watching reality TV with friends, or camped out in Uncommon with an egg and cheese. She is also a French TA and is excited to help any French writers on campus 

Koren Woznicki '23 | Literatures in English, minor in Cities
Koren is very excited to be working in the Writing Center again this year! A senior hailing from New Jersey, Koren is an English major, Cities minor, and is also Pre-Law. Her hobbies include being out of breath on Applebee Field with BMC Soccer, reading, and finding ways to get to the nearest (or farthest) beach. 

Liz Burke '23 | History of Art, minor in Dance
Liz is a dancer and filmmaker from Bethlehem, PA. When she's not at the Writing Center, you can find Liz taking long walks around campus while listening to new music, dancing in Pem Studio, or studying at her carrel in Carp! Liz is eager to work with all students, especially those anxious about getting started on a writing project. She has lots of experience with visual analysis and research papers. This is her first year at the Writing Center. 

Marien Richardson '23 | Cities, minor in Literatures in English
Originally from Baton Rouge, Marien loves Sofia Coppola movies, fashion theory, and her hometown’s college radio station (KLSU). When she isn’t in the Writing Center, you can find her running around with the cross country and track teams. Marien is so excited to be back working at the Writing Center and loves all stages of the writing process— especially brainstorming. 

Rachel Gass '23 | Environmental Studies
Rachel is excited to be back for their third year at the Writing Center. A Chicago native, Rachel is a big fan of the Cubs and the Bears and tries to watch as much football as they can during the year. When they’re not researching foodways or urban gardening in Carpenter, you can find them drinking tea, watching comedy specials, or working at Ardmore Victory Gardens.

Zoë Kaufmann '23 | History, minors in History of Art and French
Zoë is so excited to be back at the Writing Center this year! She hails from scenic Bethesda, Maryland, and when she’s not at the Writing Center, you can find her in Carpenter talking about early modern Jewish history, Bruce Springsteen, or fantasy novels written by women.  

Juniors

Graziella Pierangeli '24 | Comparative Literature, minor in Philosophy
Graziella is very excited to be working at the Writing Center this year! She is originally from Edwards, Colorado. She is a big fan of Pride and Prejudice, hiking, and porcini mushrooms.

Lillian Ernst '24 | International Studies, minor in French
Lillian is a sophomore from the San Francisco Bay Area with an intended major in International Studies and a love for languages. She spends her free time thrifting and binging political dramas, but can also be found serving on SGA and playing the clarinet! She is eager to help craft strong arguments and bolster the voices of her peers through the Writing Center this year. 

Priscilla Zhao '24 | Philosophy, minor in French
Originally from Beijing, China, Priscilla is a huge fan of detective novels and sci-fi movies. She loves learning new languages and is constantly curious about different cultures. She enjoys taking courses outside of her field of study, eating peanut butter scooped directly out of the jar, and could have pain au chocolat for breakfast for the rest of her life. Priscilla is really excited to join the Writing Center this semester and is looking forward to working with everyone! 

Megan McDonald'24 | Chemistry, minor in Literatures in English
Megan lives in Tarpon Springs, Florida, and previously lived in Iowa and New Jersey. She loves writing stories, playing the Sims, and singing along to Lizzo and Taylor Swift. Outside of the Writing Center, you can find Megan volunteering at ACLAMO or practicing with the BMC rowing team. 

Michelle Waksman '24 | Political Science
Michelle is very excited to be working at the Writing Center this year! She is from Yardley, PA, and enjoys reading, writing, and drinking lots of coffee. When not working or in class, you can find her cooking in the Well’s Kosher Kitchen or watching way too much reality TV. 

Regan Riehl '24 | Literatures in English, concentration in Creative Writing, minor in Theater
Regan is thrilled to work at the Writing Center! She is from central New Jersey. She loves writing short stories, drinking chai tea lattes, and watching new plays. Outside of the Writing Center, Regan enjoys acting, reading, spending time with friends, and performing with Spoon-Fed, BMC's sketch comedy troupe.

Serene Kombargi '24 | Anthropology

Sankeerthna Vedamtam '24 | Romance Languages, French, and Psychology
Sankeerthna is deeply in love with languages and Indian film music and will probably start lecturing on it at the drop of a hat. You can also find her having a great time stanning kpop groups and catching movies at the BMFI in her (very limited) free time! When she’s not working or in class, she'll be frantically working in the Lusty Cup or wandering around Rhoads Beach. 

Sofia Diaz '24 | Political Science, minor in Philosophy, concentration in Peace, Justice, & Human Rights
Sofia is thrilled to be starting her second year in the Writing Center, where she enjoys helping students in all stages of the writing process, from brainstorming to outlining to final edits! When she’s not tutoring, she enjoys reading Isabel Allende novels, watching Saturday Night Live, and spending time with her two dogs, Kodi and Finn.

Tessa Famatigan '24 | Sociology and Literatures in English
Tessa hails from El Paso, TX, and unapologetically inserts "y'all" into every interaction she has. When she isn't impulsively lying down on the grass to stare at the sky, drinking tea (with oat milk and honey), hysterically cry-laughing with her friends, or talking about her dog, she can be found singing with the Acabellas or having fun with Greasepaint! With a special appreciation fro the artistry of punctuation and the originality of every writer's voice, Tessa is beyond excited to be a tutor in the Writing Center and can't wait to work with you!

Sophomores

Ashley Zhuge '25 | Undeclared
Ashley studies political science and the Middle East. She is from Shenzhen, China. She loves cities and cafes. She spends her free time lounging in her Brecon room, making coffee, and biking to Mom’s Organic. She is very excited to be working at the Writing Center this year! 

Chloe Bricker '25 | Undeclared
Chloe (they/she) is from Los Angeles and this is their first year as a writing tutor. She is waiting to declare as a neuroscience major with either an English major or minor. Outside of the Writing Center, they like to watch reality TV, make origami cranes, listen to podcasts, eat Twizzlers, and find an excuse to talk about their cats. As a STEM major, she can help with lab reports or other STEM papers. 

Chloe Morgen '25 | Undeclared
Chloe (any pronouns) is thrilled to be joining the Writing Center team this year! They are from Atlanta, Georgia, and while currently undeclared, they are interested in pursuing an English major and Religious Studies minor. Chloe loves art, music, thrifting, tattoos, piercings, and museum visits!  

Ellie Rivera '25 | Undeclared
Ellie is so excited to be working in the Writing Center this year! She grew up in Austin, Texas, and is really enjoying the cooler weather, so you can find her walking around campus no matter the weather. Outside of work, she loves Scottish country dancing, listening to music, and taking classes in as many different departments as she can. 

Fer Hurtado '25 | Undeclared
Fer (Fernanda) is from Monterrey, Mexico, and is new to the Writing Center this year! She’s planning on majoring either in International Studies or Political Science. She also plays for the Bryn Mawr tennis team, and you can also find her working at the Well and The Lusty Cup. 

Hannah Cosgrove '25 | Geology, minor in Spanish
Hannah is from Old Lyme, Connecticut. Hannah loves to spend time with friends, read books with a happy ending, and practice yoga in their free time! They are very excited for their first year as a Writing Center tutor! 

Nicha Nualkhair '25 | Undeclared
Nicha is from Bangkok, Thailand, with an addiction to theatre and carrying around readings but not actually reading them. They can usually be found in some corner of Goodhart, most likely working. If you manage to catch them outside when they have free time, you should probably buy a lottery ticket. 

Lamisa Hossain '25 | International Studies and Economics

Ramla Mohammed '25 | Undeclared
Ramla is from Valley Cottage, New York, and this is her first year at the Writing Center. Outside of classes and work you can probably find her at your local Target, irresponsibly spending all the money she made tutoring you. She loves late night drives and walks, listening to music, watching anime, and weekly movie nights with her friends. She is very excited for her first-year tutoring at the Writing Center. 


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10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Friday
1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday
2 p.m. to 9 p.m.


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