Sarah Miller, Graduate Student Assistant
Alice Berry '19, Administrative and Special Projects Assistant
Laney Myers '20, Special Projects Assistant
Katya Olson Shipyatsky '19, Special Projects Assistant
Multilingual (ESOL) Specialists
Betty Litsinger, Director of Multilingual Writing
Nancy Margolis, Multilingual Writing Specialist
Aisha Mechery '20 | Math; minor in French
Aisha loves to read, which is perfect for all the amazing writing she sees at the Writing Center. She also loves to sing, which isn't appreciated at work quite as much.
Alice Berry '19 | Anthropology and Music
Alice is the daughter of two English teachers and grew up hearing way too much about George Eliot. Ask her about her signature pre-writing process that involves what she calls the "lying on the floor" phase.
Alison Giles '20 | Cities; minor in Political Science
Alison is a politics and sociology junkie with with an affinity for cats and tea. She regards clean eating and the gym as necessary evils, and as such is just as likely to cook up an elaborate plate of nachos for a long and lazy docuseries binge. She’s had a love-love relationship with books for as long as she can remember and believes writing is the best form of communication.
Amanda Wessel '20 | Spanish and Geology
Amanda is a lover of high school journalism and believes that all college essays should be replaced by 140 character tweets. Nevertheless, she works at the Writing Center, in addition to playing ultimate Frisbee and studying Spanish.
Angela Zhang '19 | Chemistry; minor in Education
Angela loves having conversations with friends and strangers and listening to their stories, which makes the Writing Center a perfect fit for her. In her free time she likes to read, draw, paint, play the piano, and write for fun.
Beckie Bull '20 | French; Linguistics; minor in Arabic
**Designated French Tutor**
Beckie is a languages and linguistics nerd who enjoys spending three hours a week on the Swat van! She loves fencing, reading, singing, cats, and olives.
Cecelia Allen '19 | English, minor in History of Art
Cece is a big fan of reading her middle school diary and pestering people she admires on Twitter. She always cuts across Merion Green no matter how muddy it is and wants to talk to everyone about Call Me By Your Name.
Christina Butcher '19 | Spanish
**Designated Spanish Tutor**
Christina is a Spanish major and a Chinese minor who spends most of her time struggling to translate between Spanish, Chinese and English. When she isn't studying, struggling, or sleeping, she loves to rewatch Friends.
Delaney King '20 | Political Science; minor in History
Delaney realized her love for reading and writing when she discovered that she was the only person in her high school class to have enjoyed (and read) Jane Eyre. She loves to explain how to fix a comma splice and fully supports the Oxford comma.
Dorian Alexis '21 | Political Science
Having just recently recovered from her notoriously embarrassing 7th grade short story (yes, it took that long), Dorian is committed to helping others work through and talk through similar situations. When not at work, catch her at cross country practice, acting, giving tours around campus, or having way too many healthy smoothies and salads.
Eda Tse '19 | Biology; minor in Creative Writing
Eda is a biology major, creative writing minor. She likes geocaching, pop music, and film.
Elena Asofsky '21 | English; concentration in Creative Writing
Elena spends most of her time falling in love with good writing. The rest of the time, she's climbing onto high surfaces and pretending to be a gargoyle. She might actually just be fifty literate frogs in a trenchcoat, but don't tell anyone that.
Emily Haller '19 | Cities
One of Emily's favorite activities is reading and discussing ideas, which is why she loves working at the Writing Center. She is always amazed by the creative and brilliant thoughts of her fellow students.
Katya Olson Shipyatsky '19 | Independent Major: Economic and Political Ethics; minor in Russian
**Designated Russian Tutor**
Katya hopes to one day try every flavor of coffee in the Tri-Co's dining halls. When she isn't pursuing this endeavor, you can find her doing her philosophy readings, scrolling through Facebook meme groups, or making Spotify playlists.
Kayla Clippinger '19 | Psychology and Sociology
Kayla first got involved with helping writers in 12th grade. Since then she has become firmly convinced that having a conversation with someone and creating a clear outline can always keep writing from becoming too stressful.
Laney Myers '20 | Political Science; minor in History
Laney is from the Midwest and loves to talk about it! Her favorite La Croix flavor is lemon, and she spends most of her free time watching slime videos and prestige TV!
Lorna Jepkiru '21 | Math
One of Lorna’s friends, Asena, says, “Isn’t it amazing that Shakespeare’s moon is my moon as well?” To Lorna, writing is an exploration of the immense creative power that lies in every person’s mind.
Lucy Bruemmer '21 | Biology and Anthropology; minor in Spanish
Lucy is a Libra who has always felt like a Virgo. She loves listening to people talk about their writing and is always excited to learn something new. She is also an avid hiker and loves to talk to people about it!
Megan Pemberton '20 | English; minor in Film and Visual Studies
Megan spends most of their hours producing short films, eating Haff pizza, and laughing at themselves. You'd be likely to find them leafing through something of Steinbeck's or Vonnegut's, but you'd be even more likely to catch them lost in another Clickhole spiral.
Mia DiMeo '20 | English
When she's not watching countless hours of Buzzfeed Unsolved (the only quality Buzzfeed content, in her opinion), Mia can be found making microwave rice krispy treats, singing with the Night Owls, or taking late night trips to Wawa.
Tamar Furman '21 | Political Science and French
**Designated French Tutor**
After years of helping her Colombian father perfect his pathology-related PowerPoint presentations, Tamar is excited to become a writing tutor of a different sort! Tamar loves discussing (or reading) anything unheard of, unusual or underappreciated. She also really likes whales, Korean food, and self-deprecating humor.
Veronica Walton '19 | English
Veronica has spent the majority of her life trying to be as cool as her eighth grade language arts teacher. She enjoys talking about dramaturgy and writing stories for young adults in the midst of existential crises. Adrienne Rich once wrote, "I am an instrument in the shape / of a woman trying to translate pulsations / into images / for the relief of the body / and the reconstruction of the mind."