Mali Axinn ‘21Major: Biology
Minor: Health Studies
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Mali (she/her/hers) is a junior 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)!
Anna Bacharach ‘21Major: History
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.) Although she will be abroad in Edinburgh in fall 2019, she is looking forward to working with you on your writing when she returns, and she welcomes work from all disciplines!
Nuria Benitez ‘22Major: Undecided
Hometown: Manila, Philippines
Nuria (she/her/hers) is a prospective linguistics major with a minor in anthropology. She 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!
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!
Yvanna Cajina ‘22Major: Undecided
Minor: Education and Peace, Justice & Human Rights
Hometown: Miami, FL
Yvanna (she/her/hers) is an avid lover of all things dairy, is considering a major in either anthropology or linguistics, and is sad because she is not allowed to eat dairy. Growing up bilingual in a multicultural city has shaped her academic interests and, therefore, she plans on spending her time in college studying how bilingualism affects the cultural identity of a city and its inhabitants. When she is not sending dog memes to her friends, she can be found either at the gym or talking too loudly at the CPGC. She would love to help you with your Spanish papers and, while she isn’t majoring in STEM, would love to learn more about how the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cells.
Rebecca Chen ‘22Major: English
Hometown: Manhattan, NY
Rebecca (she/her/hers) is a sophomore and likely English major following the Pre-Med track. Don't be fooled by this assertive introductory sentence, however. Her academic and extracurricular interests could not be more scattered. Outside of the Writing Center, Rebecca can be found improvising jazz violin solos, brainstorming ways to make Haverford greener, and listening to up-and-coming artists on Spotify in hopes of finding the next Haverfest headliner. Her favorite author is Toni Morrison, who wrote Song of Solomon and The Bluest Eye. Rebecca 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
Franny (she/her/hers) is a junior anthropology major and Health Studies minor. If not at the Writing Center, you can usually find her napping, working at the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA), singing, playing badminton, or watching movies with friends. She enjoys picnics, music, reading for pleasure, and she dreams of someday having a real pet. She loves working at the Writing Center and is always excited to learn about and talk through papers of all kinds!
Caleb Conner '20Major: Political Science
Minor: Music Hometown: Durham, NC
Caleb is a senior political science major and music minor hailing from Durham, NC. Outside the writing center, he is a member of Rethink Incarceration (Haverford's prison abolition group, ask me about it if you're interested!), goes to CAPS every week (and would encourage you to do so too), is working on his EP, tries to eat healthy (and enjoys cooking), and is trying to reconcile with his procrastination issues. He spent last spring in Cuba, and is interested in building alternatives to our status quo. He is very happy to help with anything you're writing, especially if you're challenging convention or interested in doing so!
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. Chris will be abroad in Denmark in the fall, but is excited to come back and help people with all types of writing in the spring!
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. She will be a CP in Apartment 38 this fall!
George Doehne ‘22Major: Undecided
Hometown: Pasadena, CA
George (he/him/his) is a sophomore interested in the political science and/or Growth and Structure of Cities majors. He is originally from Southern California. When he’s not in the Writing Center or busy as a CP in Gummere, he loves rock climbing, hiking, backpacking, making hot cocoa, and working by the D.C. fireplace. (Proof that even with a new library, old study habits die hard!) He also writes and edits for the Haverford Clerk. He’s taken a wide range of courses at Haverford, and is excited to read students’ work and help them further develop their writing process and skills!
Isabel Floyd ‘20Major: Philosophy
Minor: Computer Science
Hometown: Cape Elizabeth, ME
Isabel (she/her/hers) is a senior philosophy major and (Bryn Mawr) CS minor. When she’s not desperately reading and re-reading the same passage of a pivotal, insightful but deeply convoluted piece of philosophical writing, you can find her singing with the Outskirts, doing something theater-related or devouring a 2nd/2nd and an Oreogasm at Lunt all by herself. She has experience writing philosophy, English and political science papers. She is excited to read your work in any discipline, and could stand to learn a thing or two from reading your bio, math, history or (insert discipline she knows nothing about here) papers!
Brooke Garbarini ‘20Major: History
Hometown: Boulder, CO
Brooke (she/her/hers) is a senior history major. Throughout her childhood, she tried many different activities, including soccer, horseback riding, swimming, synchronized swimming, tennis, flute, piano, tap dancing, ballet, and climbing, but did not do a very good job sticking to most of them. These days, she tries to be more decisive about things and is also an avid knitter and reader, a promoter of her home state of Colorado, and a fan of movies, Star Trek, YouTube videos, and podcasts.
Julia Giordano ‘21Major: English
Hometown: Moorestown, NJ
Julia (she/her/hers) is a junior English major and potential psychology minor. A proud South Jersey resident, Julia loves a good farmers’ market and cooking with friends and family. She is constantly thinking about and listening to music, whether it’s discovering new artists or singing with The Oxford Blues. Julia will be continuing her studies of literature and language at the University of Edinburgh in the fall, and she is really looking forward to talking about your writing with you when she returns!
Raina Gully ‘21Major: English
Hometown: Springfield, IL
Raina (she/her/hers) is a junior 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: Undecided
Hometown: Queens, NY
Erica (she/her/hers) is a sophomore born and raised in Queens, New York. Although currently (very) undecided, she is interested in taking anthropology, political science, Cities, and English classes. On campus, you can find Erica unwinding in the Pan-Asian Resource Center, reading and working at the OAR, or sketching and doodling on Founder's Green under the sun. She's really 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 religion major broadly interested in the humanities. She is super keen to discuss any and all types of papers or projects, she will bring you tea during sessions if you want (proper British tea), and Beyonce is the Queen of the world. Fiona is into musical theatre, traveling and making sure people's learning differences are recognized and valued. She will be abroad at the University of Edinburgh fall semester.
Hannah Kolzer ‘22Major: Undecided
Hometown: Charlestown, SC
Hannah (she/her/hers) will decide on a major eventually, but right now she is exploring interests in linguistics, environmental studies, and classical languages (while constantly fighting the urge to drop out and start an organic farm). She spends most of her time working in the library and the religion department, TA-ing for a Latin class, and CP-ing in Gum. Outside of that, she enjoys baking bread, practicing yoga, and being a mother to a whole bunch of plants and a beautiful fish. She is really excited to read your writing and welcomes papers in all disciplines (including things in French).
Jacob Landsberg ‘21Major: Physics
Hometown: Claremont, CA
Jacob (he/him/his) is a junior 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.
Kate Matthews ‘22Major: Undecided
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Kate (she/her/hers) is currently an undecided major because she struggles to make decisions, but deep down, she knows her heart is with physics. She's a sophomore 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!
Jo Mikula ‘20Major: English and French
Jo (she/her/hers) is an English and French major, but she has loved taking classes in a number of disciplines including political science, art history, philosophy, anthropology, and Peace, Justice, and Human Rights. She is Editor-in-Chief of the Bi-Co News and of Body Text , Haverford’s academic journal. In her free time, she enjoys cooking food in other peoples’ apartments and re-watching old episodes of The Great British Bake Off. She is excited to read your work!
Jack Murphy ‘21Major: English
Jack (he/him/his) is an English major and French minor. He also has strong interests in history and philosophy, He loves discovering new music, drinking coffee, reading books, and watching HBOGo. He is always traveling into Philly to find great restaurants, buy new clothing, and go to concerts. Beyond academics, Jack is a tutor with Petey Greene and a member of J Street U. He will be abroad in the UK in 2019-20, but he looks forward to meeting you when he returns.
Brooks Richon ‘21Major: History and Political Science
Hometown: Gloucester, MA
Brooks (he/him/his) is a junior 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 junior 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 Cities
Hometown: Las Vegas, NM
Eyasu (he/him/his) is an English major and Cities minor. He loves spending time in the outdoors and is a trip leader for the Haverford Outdoors Club. In his free time, he's a fan of playing basketball (trust the process), hiking, and watching movies. He's also a part of FUCS and spends a lot of time listening to and discovering music. He will be studying abroad in fall 2019 but he can't wait to read some papers and help people improve their writing spring semester!
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 will be abroad in Paris in the Fall of 2019, but in the spring they welcome papers written in French and Spanish, and they have particular experience with literature and social science papers.
Lourdes Taylor ‘21Major: English
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!
Caroline Tien '20Major: English
Caroline (she/her/hers) is a English major and biology minor. Appropriately enough, she loves reading and writing, as well as animals (she has a sixth sense for when dogs are on campus), art, tennis, and late-night walks (not necessarily in that order). Caroline's taken a wide range of classes over the course of her time at Haverford besides those required for her major and minor, including but not limited to psychology, history, third-year Mandarin, anthropology, classics, and creative writing. Besides working for the Writing Center, she's a writer for student newspaper The Clerk and the Haverford communications department. She looks forward to reading your papers and is comfortable with academic writing in a variety of disciplines!
Rosa Urquiza '20Major: Anthropology
Minor: Health Studies
Hometown: Santa Ana, CA
Rosa (she/her/hers) is an anthropology major and Health Studies minor. She wants to pursue a career in public health because she wants to battle the health disparities she grew up seeing within her community. In her free time, she loves painting with watercolors, swimming, taking trips into Philly and hanging out with friends. If not in the Writing Center, you can find her working behind the circulation desk in the Science Library or hanging out in the community house, Existence as Resistance. She is really excited to hear your ideas and more than happy to work with you through any stage of the writing process.
Jillian Wu ‘20Major: Biology
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Jill (she/her/hers) is a biology major and an education minor. On campus, Jill is a part of Fords Against Boredom (FAB) and works as a biology student researcher. Outside of school, she likes to read, listen to music, and watch cooking videos. She has experience writing lab reports and looks forward to helping out with any kind of writing!