Kimberly Aguero '22Major: Economics
Hometown: Ciudad del Este, Paraguay
Kimberly (she/her/hers) is a junior international student, Economics major from Paraguay – the heart of South America. On campus, you can find her planning activities for the International Student Center and Bi-Co Team handball club and working for the International Student Support Office (ISSO). She enjoys being outside when the sun is bright, drinking mate (a traditional drink from Paraguay) and cooking Paraguayan food. She is very fond of her country and culture, and would be happy to talk to you about Paraguay or South America if you’re interested. She will talk a lot. You’ve been warned. Most importantly, she is looking forward to reading and discussing your work with you in English, Spanish, French or Portugese.
Mali Axinn ‘21Major: Biology
Minor: Health Studies
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Mali (she/her/hers) is a senior from Brooklyn, New York, majoring in biology and minoring in Health Studies. She recently discovered a love for biology lab, where she spends her time chatting with lab mates while her gels set. On campus, she can be spotted centrifuging cell solutions in bio lab, discussing campus waste solutions with CER, sampling locally sourced food with ETHOS, or running the nature trail with the women’s xc and track team. Mali’s favorite activities include taking absurdly long walks and browsing the New York Times for recipes she has no time to cook. Mali is excited to help out with any paper (scientific or not)!
Wahab Bajwa '22Major: English
Minor: Creative Writing and Visual Studies
Hometown: Des Plaines, IL
Wahab (she/they) is a Pakistani English major with minors in Creative Writing and Visual Studies. New York born and raised in the Chicago metropolitan area, she can often be found off campus and exploring Philly. When not reading and writing papers, they’re usually watching films, going on walks, playing on their switch, or writing stories (writer’s block permitting). Wahab is also a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow studying decolonial thought, storytelling, and visual cultures, especially as they all relate to our collective liberation. She is very excited to meet you and work with you on your writing!
Anna Bacharach ‘21Major: History
Minor: Health Studies
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Anna (she/her/hers) is a history major with a minor in Health Studies. When she isn’t in the Writing Center, you will probably find her in the practice rooms playing piano or outside taking a long walk on the nature trail. A proud Baltimore native, Anna has a soft spot for blue crabs and the Orioles, and loves hiking, baking, and singing (everywhere, at all times, and usually at an obnoxious volume.) She is looking forward to working with you on your writing when she returns, and she welcomes work from all disciplines!
Natalia Barber '23Major: Undecided
Hometown: Suffolk, VA
Natalia (she/her/hers) is a sophomore from Suffolk, Virginia, although she’s also grown up in Texas and Spain. She is currently undecided, but is exploring interests in political science, biology, anthropology, and Spanish. Outside of the Writing Center, you can find Natalia unwinding in the CPGC Cafe, giving tours with Admissions, or exploring Philly with friends. She is happy to help students with any type of work and looks forward to collaborating with you!
Nuria Benitez ‘22Major: Linguistics and Anthropology
Hometown: Manila, Philippines
Nuria (she/her/hers) has grown up half in the United States and half in the Philippines, where she attended high school. On campus, she spends her time singing a cappella, planning activities as a member of the International Student Center board, and adding to her extensive list of things to read and watch when she is no longer bogged down by school work. She is very excited to read work from all sorts of disciplines! On leave fall 2020.
Zach Broadman ‘20Major: Computer Science
Hometown: Montvale, NJ
Zach (he/him/his) spends much of his time at Haverford cooking for dinner parties that never start on time, playing rugby with the Angry Young Newts, rock climbing at the Gravity Vault (belay partners welcome!), and helping teach the little ones at Thorne Kindergarten. In his studies, Zach’s focus is on computer science but he hopes to explore education, philosophy, physics, and many more topics during the rest of his time at Haverford. Zach is drawn to writing because he finds creating a medium to express discoveries about himself, the world, and the people within it to be an engaging and joyful experience. He’s thrilled to help with absolutely any type of writing or speaking assignment!
Rebecca Chen ‘22Major: English
Hometown: Manhattan, NY
Rebecca (she/her/hers) is a junior English major who aspires to a career in psychiatry. Outside of the Writing Center, she can be found tutoring incarcerated students at SCI Chester through the Petey Greene Program, goofing off late at night in the library, or brainstorming green solutions for Haverford College with CER. She is also planning to study abroad at Oxford University in Spring 2020. Rebecca enjoys writing of all kinds, but her personal interests lie in analyzing how themes of race and gender appear in literature. She is looking forward to reading your papers, no matter what state they are in. Whether your assignment is a completed draft or a jumble of ideas in your head, Rebecca will be happy to work with you to decode symbols, find patterns, create arguments, and write an impactful paper.
Frances Condon ‘21Major: Anthropology
Minor: Health Studies
Hometown: New York, NY
Frances (they/them or she/her) is a senior anthropology major and health studies minor from New York City. When not at the Writing Center, they can be found napping, doing abolition-related work with Rethink, exploring the basement concert scene in Philly, or trying to learn how to skateboard. They love good food, kids, sunshine, and currently can't stop re-reading The January Children by Safia Elhillo. Though Frances is happy to work with you on academic writing, they’re also always down to talk through any ideas, frustrations, recipes, or other projects you might be working on outside of school!
Chris Conrad ‘21Major: Political Science
Minor: Peace, Justice, and Human Rights
Hometown: Redwood City, CA
Chris (he/him/his) is a political science major with a concentration in Peace, Justice, and Human Rights. Chris has two lovely cats at home and he loves hiking, listening to far too much music, and folding origami. He's recently gotten into baking desserts and started reading for fun again. On leave fall 2020.
Kara D’Ascenzo ‘22Major: Political Science
Hometown: Portland, OR
Kara (she/her/hers) is a political science major and a potential Spanish or geology minor. She loves to be outside, particularly in the Pacific Northwest, and is exploring Pennsylvania in her free time. Kara was part of PCOP before her freshman year, and she continues to help organize the program. She is also a member of HAVOC, Climbing Club, and Haverford Votes.
Allison Dockman '23Major: Biology
Minor: Health Studies
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Allison (she/her/hers) is a sophomore planning to major in biology and minor in Health Studies. In between editing her friends’ papers and re-reading Pride and Prejudice she can be found working in the biology labs. She loves running, playing piano, singing, and Oxford commas. She is excited to learn more about diverse topics by reading your papers!
George Doehne ‘22Major: Politicial Science and Growth and Structure of Cities
Hometown: Pasadena, CA
George (he/him/his) is a junior Cities and PoliSci major, originally from Southern California. When he’s not with the Writing Center he loves rock climbing, backpacking, making hot cocoa, and working by the DC fireplace to escape the East Coast winters. On campus, he also helps with HavOC, ResLife and Haverford Votes. He’s taken a wide range of courses at Haverford, and is excited to read students’ work and help them further develop their writing processes and skills!
Julia Giordano ‘21Major: English
Hometown: Moorestown, NJ
Julia (she/her/hers) is a senior English major and Psychology minor from South Jersey. She consumes copious amounts of coffee and tea, and music consumes the majority of her free time. She loves singing with The Oxford Blues, waiting for new album releases, and curating playlists for all occasions (it’s truly a passion). Julia empathizes with those who are timid to share their writing with others, but she is eager to hear new ideas and perspectives!
Raina Gully ‘21Major: English
Hometown: Springfield, IL
Raina (she/her/hers) is a senior majoring in English, minoring in psychology, and planning to concentrate in creative writing. Her goal after college is to work in New York City as a fiction editor for a publishing company while also writing her own books. She has completed her first novel, entitled The Past Life of the Raven, and is working towards getting published as she writes the second book. Her favorite author is Sarah J. Maas, who wrote her favorite book series A Court of Thorns and Roses. In Raina’s free time, she is either reading and writing, or running, hiking, weight lifting or playing basketball because she loves exercise. She is a member of the women’s basketball team at Haverford, a team leader for Haverford Christian Fellowship, on the board for Haverford’s Black Student League and a Haverford representative for the Tri-Co NAACP. Raina is looking forward to working with her fellow students on papers for any subject, especially English.
Zarin Hossain ‘21Major: Psychology
Minor: Political Science
Hometown: Dhaka, Bangladesh
A middle-aged South Asian auntie at heart, Zarin (she/her/hers) enjoys gossiping over chai, cooking curry, and offering her friends unsolicited relationship advice. Her mother tongue is Bengali, and as someone who is familiar with the bilingual struggle, she would love to help you learn how to feel at home with English. While she will do her best to assist you in reaching your academic goals through your writing, she’d also be delighted to see you develop a love for the craft and harness it as a tool for self-exploration and expression. Her favourite authors include, but are not limited to: Virginia Woolf, Arundhati Roy, and Khalil Gibran. She’d love to hear who yours are!
Erica Kaunang ‘22Major: Anthropology
Minors: Visual Studies and English
Hometown: Queens, NY
Erica (she/her/hers) is a junior born and raised in Queens, New York. After taking different courses about social movements, feminist filmmaking, and visual storytelling, she’s found her (academic) place as an Anthropology major with a double minor in Visual Studies and English. Outside of the Writing Center, Erica is involved with Horizons programming, works at the OAR, and lives in Women of Color House-- she hopes to help others create their own space, build community, and cultivate joy in and outside of class. What brings her the most joy these days is blasting music for impromptu karaoke sessions, sketching, learning how to skateboard, and drinking bubble tea. Above all, she’s excited to hear your ideas, read your writing, and get to know you!
Fiona Kegler ‘21Major: Religion
Hometown: London, UK
Fiona (she/her/hers) is a senior Religion major and Sociology minor. Fiona is a London girl at heart and would love to have a chat with you over some proper British tea if you want, none of this Lipton nonsense. When not at the Writing Center you can find Fiona making tea for people in the OAR and trying to be involved in other peoples’ musicals. Fiona is into theatre, traveling and making sure people's learning differences are recognized and valued.
Hannah Kolzer ‘22Majors:Linguistics and Classical Languages
Hometown: Charlestown, SC
Hannah (she/her/hers) is a junior working toward a double major in linguistics and classical languages. On campus, she works in Quaker and Special Collections, does improv with the Throng, and is a co-head for Honor Council. In her free time, she enjoys practicing yoga and tending her plants. She is currently taking time off, but when she is back on campus, she will welcome papers in humanities or social sciences, including things written in French. On leave fall 2020.
Jacob Landsberg ‘21Major: Physics
Minor: History and Statistics
Hometown: Claremont, CA
Jacob (he/him/his) is a senior physics major and history minor. On campus, Jacob writes for the Haverford Law Review, works to feed the homeless in Philadelphia as a member of Street Outreach, and runs distance for Haverford's cross country and track teams. Outside of school, Jacob loves discovering new restaurants, going to the beach, and telling people how great California is.
Nick Lasinsky '23Major: History
Hometown: Ebensburg, PA
Nick Lasinsky (he/him/his) is a sophomore and likely history major, with an additional interest in minoring in English. He enjoys hiking, reading, playing bridge and D&D, and generally supporting unabashed Haverford nerdiness. He can be found working in the library and the arboretum, as well as serving as the Students’ Council librarian, and is extremely excited to be working at the Writing Center with any and all sorts of papers you’d be inclined to bring to him!
Ayanna Madison '23Major: Psychology
Hometown: Dayton, OH
Ayanna (she/her/they/them) is a psychology major with an interest in psycholinguistics. They have more fun writing literature and film analyses than they probably should. Ayanna spends most of their time learning how to skateboard (well more procrastinating learning), watching David Fincher movies, and over analyzing cryptic messages for their friends. The quickest way to their heart are the three T's: Twizzlers, tea, and trombone solos. Take this time to remember to donate to mutual aid and bail funds!
Kate Matthews ‘22Major: Physics
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Kate (she/her/hers) is a junior physics major from San Diego who doesn't like hot weather but harbors a fondness for succulents and barefoot beach runs. When she's not in class or at the Writing Center, Kate can be found working sound and lighting for BLAST, wandering the nature trail, having a study party with her friends, or excitedly pointing out every dog she sees. She loves writing of all types, and she can't wait to work with you!
Jack Murphy ‘21Major: English
Jack (he/him/his) is an English major and Philosophy minor. He loves discovering new music, drinking coffee, reading books, and watching HBOGo. Normally, he would be traveling into Philly to find great restaurants, buy new clothing, and go to concerts. Beyond academics, Jack is a tutor with Petey Greene and does music journalism.
Lulu Obaditch '22Major: Political Science
Hometown: Jersey City, NJ
Lulu (she/her/hers) is a political science major. She is a member of Rethink Incarceration and works with the Human Rights Coalition in Philly. In her spare time, Lulu enjoys reading, painting acrylic portraits, journaling, and listening to music. She would love to hear any new music suggestions you have. She looks forward to having conversations and learning what you’re excited about.
Brooks Richon ‘21Major: History and Political Science
Hometown: Gloucester, MA
Brooks (he/him/his) is a senior studying history and political science. He loves playing the violin and reading, even though he finds little time for his own reading during the school year. He will be happy to help with papers in many different subjects in the humanities and social sciences, especially in history, political science, or English. He considers himself an expert on procrastination (having had lots of personal experience with it), and therefore is sympathetic to time management struggles. Brooks is really excited to work with you on your papers this coming year!
Charlotte Scott ‘21Major: Psychology and Comparative Literature
Hometown: Lancaster, PA
Charlotte (she/her/hers) is a senior who has more interests than she can handle. She was tricked (by herself) into being a double major, mostly because she has trouble making decisions. She loves reading, writing, (sometimes) running, acting, and playing guitar and piano. She’s also very interested in mental health and is a co-head of Active Minds at Haverford. Charlotte is happy to help students with any type of work, including Spanish papers. Her love for The Raven Cycle is unparalleled.
Eyasu Shumie ‘21Major: English and Growth and Structure of Cities
Hometown: Las Vegas, NM
Eyasu Shumie (he/him) is a double major in English at Haverford, and Growth and Structure of Cities at Bryn Mawr. He has a passion for Black literature and the intersections between literature and sociology (hence the majors). Some of his favorite things in the world are cats, labor unions, and basketball. Eyasu is part of the Chesick Scholars program and is a co-head of FUCS. He loves talking about music, finding fun things to do in Philly, and especially helping you with the cool and interesting things you'll be writing about!
Robbie Spratt ‘21Major: French and Anthropology
Hometown: Bel Air, MD
Robbie (they/them) is a French and anthropology double major hailing from the suburbs of Baltimore. Outside of the Writing Center, you can see them performing with the ‘Ford S-Chords a cappella, Chamber Singers, and in various theatre performances on campus, as well as at Wawa during the wee hours of the night. They welcome papers written in French and Spanish, and they have particular experience with literature and social science papers.
Lizy Szanton '22Major: Psychology
Hometown: Newton, MA
Lizy Szanton (she/her/hers) is a junior psychology major and sociology minor who enjoys poetry-writing, breakfast, and outdoor showers. She thinks the best part of writing is the feeling of turning a tangle of ideas into something clear and real. She thinks the worst part is the stress and fear attached, especially when it’s 10 pm on a Sunday night and things are looking grim. She hopes to do anything she can to make college writing feel less intimidating. She is super excited to read your awesome, messy drafts—in any discipline, especially social sciences—and hear your brilliant ideas.
Lourdes Taylor ‘21Major: English
Minors: Environmental Studies and Dance Hometown: Chicago, IL
Lourdes (she/hers) is an English major with minors in Environmental Studies and Dance. As a proud Chicago native and a lover of big cities, Lourdes can often be found on the Norristown High Speed Line on her way into Philly. Outside of working at the writing center, Lourdes dances with the Philadelphia Dance Company's (Philadanco) second company D2, is a member of BSL, and lives in a community house, the Black Cultural Center. Lourdes is a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow and cares deeply about amplifying the voices of black, brown, and underrepresented students at Haverford. Lourdes is super excited to work with anyone on any kind of writing, academic, professional, personal or otherwise!
Diana Varenik '22Major: English
Minor: Growth and Structure of Cities
Hometown: New York, NY
Diana (she/they) is from New York City (and she talks about it incessantly). Outside of the Writing Center, Diana can be found singing, cooking, taking naps in unconventional places, or working at the DC. Her favorite spot on campus is the Haverfarm, although she has yet to nap there. She enjoys leaving campus to spend time in Philly and is passionate about getting to know the surrounding community. She will be abroad Spring 2021 in Cuba. Most importantly, she is excited to get to know you and your writing style!