Writing Center: Peer Tutors
Cruz Arroyo '15
Cruz is a sophomore who was born and raised in New York. He plans to major in English and minor in Japanese. His favorite stage in the writing process would be planning an outline of the essay’s main ideas before the writing begins. He loves to talk through complicated topics and would love to talk with anyone looking to add some structure to their ideas. Outside of the classroom, Cruz’s hobbies include singing and dancing at karaoke, baking cookies and treats, and button-mashing in various fighting games. He is also working in the Student Activities Office.
Charlie Birkel '14
Charlie is a junior English major from Washington, DC. He is partial to comic books, brass bands, hockey, short fiction, spaghetti westerns, Walter Pater, and the idea of space travel. On a typical day, his favorite author is Graham Greene, though this superlative is subject to frequent change. Charlie is a member of Lighted Fools, Big Donkey Ultimate, and spends much of his free time pursuing a career in folk heroism. He will be studying this coming fall semester at the University of Edinburgh.
Raymond Deluca '14
Raymond is a junior double majoring in History and Russian. He comes from Red Bank, New Jersey, what the Smithsonian rightly recognized as the third best small town in all the nation. He will be studying abroad in the spring of 2013 in St. Petersburg, Russia where he will hopefully master the Russian language, walk away with a collection of authentically Russian experiences and get the blood flowing for a thesis idea. Besides history and Russian, he has a real passion for literature, roller coasters, the outdoors, politics and dogs. He has historical crushes on both Orwell and Trotsky, but more importantly, can be found on campus working in the admissions office, giving tours, spending time with his three generations of Customs teams and, well, here!
Sarah Eppler-Epstein '15
Sarah, a junior, grew up in a purple house in the fairy tale woods of Connecticut. She is a Political Science major and a Peace, Justice, and Human Rights concentrator, and she is planning on studying abroad in India this spring. When she is not at the Writing Center, Sarah enjoys singing with the Oxford Blues, running, discussing issues of incarceration, playing guitar, eating ice cream, and hugging people.
Helen Farley '14
Helen was born into the Farley family back in 1992 in New Orleans, LA. She loves her hometown, her three sisters, and fantasy books. Her childhood dream was to become an elephant trainer. Helen specializes in eating muffins, getting up early, and steering a canoe. She is a senior history major with a tendency to dabble in fine arts and English.
Gavi Fried '14
Gavi is a junior, an English major, and a Taurus. Since her birthday actually falls on the slight cusp between Taurus and Gemini, Gavi is fated to be determined, whimsical, approachable, mysterious, responsible, flighty, and bewildered. She enjoys taking online personality tests, doodling in class, reading tag sale novels, and talking with her mouth full. She also enjoys sloppy parallelism. Gavi is spending the year at Oxford; she’ll return to Haverford when the planets align, in fall 2013.
Nick Gandolfo-Lucia '16
Nick is a sophomore who spent the most formative years of his life in Haddon Heights, New Jersey. He is a potential Philosophy/Math double major, but is still entertaining the idea of sneaking away and starting a new life as an English Major with a Creative Writing concentration. He loves all things musical (especially going to/hosting basement shows) and has a crippling affection for Albert Camus. Currently, he is on a Jack Kerouac kick and hopes to “dig” the country during the remainder of his fleeting youth. Nick is also a member of the cross country and indoor/outdoor track teams on campus, plays bass in a jazz group called the Blank Sextet, and is an HCO on Gummere 3/3.
Sophia Gant '16
Sophia is a sophomore who is planning on majoring in Comparative Literature and minoring in Film Studies. She is from Newton, Massachusetts and loves Boston with all her heart. She will stop for every merry-go-round she sees and loves coffee, folk music, baking, darkrooms, novels, and movies. She speaks French and wishes she knew at least five more languages. In addition to tutoring at the Writing Center, Sophia is on Speakers Committee, works in Admissions, and is a PAF.
Sonia Giebel '14
Sonia is a senior English major with Sociology and Education minors from Seattle, WA. She loves her hometown – from the Sounders to the mountains to Pike Place Market – but feels equally at home at Haverford. On campus, she is a member of FAB and works as the Senior Intern in the Admissions Office. Other than that, you can find her watching as much live, televised, local, club, or international soccer as possible, in the kitchen making something including onions, or walking the nature trail with friends. Last semester, Sonia studied abroad in Vienna, Austria, but traveled far and wide within the European continent. Feel free to bring her essays written in English or German.
Eve Gillison '16
Eve is a sophomore from Baltimore, Maryland. She is undecided, but wants to pursue some combination of English, History, and Japanese. She enjoys painting, sleeping, baseball, mystery novels, cats, ranting about her home town (It’s nothing like The Wire, it's a great city, there’s not that much homicide, the seafood is delicious, etc.), and making unnecessarily long lists. She also loves ice cream more than she could ever love a person. Besides tutoring at the Writing Center, Eve works at Phonathon and is a CP on Barclay 2N.
Sara Jaramillo '15
Sara is from the overwhelmingly beautiful Small Town of Northfield, MN, world-famous for its defeat of the Jesse James Gang. She has a hard time staying in one place for very long because every time she travels she gets to see Life from fresh eyes (also the food is really delicious). She will probably major in Philosophy because she is deeply in love with it, as she is also in love with Mozart, every single book she reads, the ocean, rice and beans, and probably everything else in the universe.
Sydney Jones '15
Sydney Jones is a junior majoring in English and minoring in Computer Science. She grew up in Madison, Wisconsin with her parents, twin sister, and a snorty Pug named Banjo. While she can never decide on a single favorite author, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Gabriel García Márquez, and Virginia Woolf are at the top of her list. In her free time she enjoys playing her guitar, battling the New York Times crossword puzzle, tossing a Frisbee around, and eating copious amounts of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos.
Emma Lumeij '16
Emma is a sophomore from New York City who thinks she wants to major in English. She likes bottomless DC fruit, the talks they have around school, and the fall flowers under Link. She likes reading what her friends find interesting and biking whenever possible. She enjoys playing with soccer balls, Frisbees, and/or essays so if you want, you should talk to her either about stories with characters that you can’t quite put your finger on or about books that make you just want to shake cause they’re so unsettling.
Chelsea Mitchell '14
Chelsea is a junior Political Science major with a minor in Environmental Studies. She hails from Oakland, California in the San Francisco Bay Area and is still learning how to live in snowy weather. Chelsea loves Haverford, but always dreamt that her degree would be from Hogwarts. In her spare time, Chelsea enjoys being outside, exploring Philly, and scouting out delicious food spots. Her favorite things include going camping, shopping at farmers markets, and serenading other drivers on the highway. Chelsea plans to spend the spring abroad, but has not quite decided where (Spain and Italy are top contenders!).
Phoebe Miller '15
Phoebe is a junior from Brooklyn NY. She is majoring in English and is also pre-med. She is most likely to be found kicking a soccer ball on Walton field. She harbors a deep and inexplicable love for tigers and things that have coffee in them.
Mary Clare O'Donnell '14
Mary Clare is a junior currently torn between her love of the Humanities and Social Sciences, who might be found schmoozing with professors as Officer of Academics for Students Council or rambling about Judith Butler and normativity as co-head of Sexuality and Gender Alliance. Aside from that she enjoys a full night's sleep, messy cooking experiments, Almodóvar movies, her mother's Irish accent, and The New Yorker. She's looking forward to reading papers about anything and everything, in English or Spanish.
Koreana Pak '15
Koreana is a junior Biology major who grew up in Philly, but now hails from a little cul-de-sac in Hatfield, Pennsylvania. While she aims for a career in biological research, she's passionate about art and creative writing, and hopes to one day become a first-rate storyteller. While she greatly admires Tolkien, she also holds great respect for the work of Ursula K. Le Guin, Jonathan Stroud, Frank Herbert, and Hayao Miyazaki. She's often involved with affinity events on campus, and she loves having conversations about culture.
Anna Pedersen '15
Anna Pedersen is a sophomore from Portland, Oregon. Her current plans include a possible double major in Comparative Literature and Spanish, though this plan seems to change on a daily basis. She also plans on studying abroad, most likely in Spain, in the hope of fine-tuning her Spanish while gorging herself on tapas. While not in the Writing Center, Anna might be found CP-ing, volunteering, ponathon-ing, crossword-ing, or frolicking in the rain, which reminds her of her hometown. She looks forward to working on papers in both Spanish and English!
Stephen Profeta '15
Stephen is a sophomore, as of yet undeclared but most likely an English major with a minor in philosophy (and a headache from Arabic). His interests and life goals change with the wind (or Mitt Romney's political platform--badum bum), but right now he is either listening to the new Beach House album or reading something by Franz Kafka or checking his fantasy baseball team. He has a soft spot for his grandparents' house by the beach. Though his skin is far too fair to risk venturing out to the water, he finds its proximity comforting. He is a member of the Lighted Fools comedy troop and Big Donkey Ultimate (frisbee). During freshman year, he earned the nickname "Fat Joe" and spent three months eating matzoh. Let's make his sophomore year even better.
Zachary Reisch '14
Zach is a junior history major from Needham, Massachusetts. He desperately wants to become fluent in Spanish, and is therefore considering studying abroad in Seville in the spring of 2013. In his spare time he enjoys reading, thinking up jokes which are, upon further reflection, probably only funny to him, and writing fictional stories. Zach particularly enjoys the science fiction and fantasy genres, and is the proud author of a fantasy novel. He considers the novel a success because he can now tell people that he has written a book. Zach is a member of the Mainliners a capella group, the Bi-College Chorale, and the Lighted Fools comedy troupe.
David Robinson '14
David Robinson is a senior sociology major with a minor in environmental studies. As the alphabetically second writing tutor to hail from Needham, Massachusetts, David is searching for ways to distinguish himself. When he isn't eating or talking about food, David can be found farming or cooking. He also enjoys being active and being outdoors, especially when he is playing soccer. David has had experience writing and reading in a variety of disciplines and is looking forward to helping other students with their work.
Danny Rothschild '15
Danny Rothschild, who comes from Evanston, IL, is a junior history major and German minor. He co-captains the cricket team and sings bass with the Looney Tunes. You can find him working on the daily crossword in the Dining Center or eating chicken nuggets in the Coop.
Neilay Shah '14
Neilay Shah, class of 2014, is from the suburbs of Cleveland, OH. He is a history major, with particular interest in economic and financial history. For the 2012-2013 academic year, Neilay will be studying abroad at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His interests include music, film, and cricket. Neilay's intellectual bias could be described as a post-constructionist, pre-post-modernist attempt to re-imagine trans-Cenozoic mindscapes within extra-mesospheric contexts. Neilay also likes to dance and to eat tasty treats.
Abby Sweeney '15
Abby is a junior from Bethesda, MD. Majoring in Religion and minoring in Education, she is interested in exploring the role both education and religion can play in fostering dialogue, promoting peace, and encouraging communities to form new visions for the future. She loves playing unnecessarily competitive games of charades, trying new recipes, and making lists of places to travel. Most importantly, Abby enjoys meeting new people, discussing ideas, and sharing chocolates while working at the Writing Center!
Katie Tsai '16
Katie is a Sophomore Chemistry or Biology major and Education minor. Born and raised 10 minutes away from Haverford College, Katie prides herself in being a native and an expert of the Haverbubble. Outside of class, Katie loves tutoring and working with children. In her spare time you may find Katie shamelessly singing along to Disney music, procrastinating with stupid Youtube videos, or eating ice cream.
Cecily van Buren-Freedman ’16
Cecily is a sophomore from New York City. She will probably major/ minor in some combination of religion, psychology, and dance, and wishes it was possible to triple major. Cecily enjoys coloring books, WWII submarine movies, Mad Libs, and talking in a southern accent. On campus, she sings with Oxford Blues a cappella, dances with the Synergy Dance Company, gives tours for admissions, and DJs for WHRC. One day she would like to both visit Antarctica and learn to read wingdings.
Sarah Waldis '16
Sarah Waldis is a sophomore from Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, only about 45 minutes away from Haverford. However because she went to high school in the great First State, Delaware will forever hold a very special place in her heart. She is planning on majoring in Biology, possibly minoring in Education, and is also pre-med. Here at Haverford she plays on the field hockey team and is involved with Relay for Life. Some of her hobbies include staying caught up with Grey's Anatomy, talking in a British accent, and reading long books (preferably on the beach).
Katie Ulrich '14
Katie is a junior from Sammamish, Washington, a suburb of Seattle. She is majoring in Anthropology and Biology with a concentration in Peace, Justice, and Human Rights. In addition to working at the Writing Center, her on-campus activities include working in a biology lab and volunteering for the Spectrum, an after-school program designed to be accessible to kids with autism. She enjoys soccer, sarcasm, and Saturday Night Live.