Faculty Tutor and Multilingual Specialist
Faculty Tutor and Multilingual Specialist Marigold Stratford (they/them) works closely with many multilingual students. Marigold received their B.A. in French Studies with a minor in Russian studies and certificate in translation from American University, and their MFA in Creative Writing from University of Arkansas. They have taught English language and academic writing to multilingual students in Washington D.C.; Baku, Azerbaijan; Fayetteville, Arkansas; and Ales, France. They bring a passion for language, literature, and linguistic justice to their work at the Writing Center.
Willy Aguilar Montenegro ‘25Major: Political Science
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Willy (he/him) is a political science major raised in Los Angeles, California. According to his parents, his interest in political science has coursed through him since he was young; anecdotes of him belting campaign songs on public buses in his birth country of El Salvador fill the familial canon. If he is not watching YouTube videos analyzing the British vlogger invasion of the early 2010’s, he is either working at the President’s Office, interning at the Admissions Office, serving as a teaching assistant in the political science department, or whining to his friends about the East Coast’s lack of In-N-Out. Willy is talkative to a fault, both in English and in Spanish, the latter his native tongue, so be prepared to converse vigorously both inside and outside of appointments. Willy is studying abroad in spring 2024.
Ayooluwa Akinkunmi ‘25Major: Biology
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Ayo (she/her) is a biology major with a religion minor from Brooklyn, New York. She enjoys reading books, listening to R&B music and NBA podcasts, writing poetry, and walking aimlessly. On campus, you can find her working in the library and the OAR or just taking a break on the swings. While Ayo is focused on biology and religion, she is excited to read and discuss writing from all disciplines and interests. She looks forward to getting to know you and working with you on your various writing projects, no matter the state they are in, and hopes to make the writing process a little less anxiety-inducing and perhaps even fun.
Nada Aly ‘24Major: Neuroscience
Hometown: Paterson, NJ/ Giza, Egypt
Nada (they/them) is a Neuroscience major and Anthropology minor who originally hails from Giza, Egypt (so they're fluent in Arabic). They developed a recent interest in photography, and otherwise enjoy reading various genres, especially Sci-Fi and High fantasy. Outside of the Writing Center, Nada can be found in the OAR, the Chesick office, or spending time at their dorm with their cat and planning out stuff for the Questbridge chapter. If they have free time, they enjoy unwinding with friends, having a nice, cool boba drink, and chatting away about all kinds of random topics. They're excited to meet with students and learn how their minds work (not just because they're a neuroscience major) and be a helping hand during the writing process!
Bailey Bowman ‘25Major: Political Science and English
Hometown: Warsaw, OH
Bailey (she/her) is a double major in political science and English. She is a member of the Students for Reproductive Health club and the Women’s Soccer team. Bailey also works in the library as a liaison, so she can consistently be found within the walls of Lutnick. Outside of these activities, she is passionate about thrifting, making silly TikToks that gain no traction online, crocheting, and yoga. Bailey will always take an opportunity to talk about her pets (Kai, Morty, and Baby G), Bo Burnham, or Renaissance poetry. She has experience with theoretical English texts and with a range of poetry, political theory, philosophy, and gender and sexuality studies. Bailey is super excited to learn more about your interests and assist you in whatever stage of the writing process you find yourself in! :) Bailey is studying abroad in Auckland, New Zealand in spring 2024.
Isabelle Buchanan '25Major: Psychology
Hometown: Holyoke, MA
Isabelle (she/her) is a psychology major and religion minor from Holyoke, Massachusetts. She loves watching old movies, taking photographs, practicing yoga, and trying her hand at new kinds of arts and crafts. On campus, you can find her on the Nature Trail or in her kitchen baking (usually banana bread)! Isabelle especially loves the humanities and social sciences, but she’s excited to work on your writing with you, no matter the subject.
Gigi Chen ‘24Major: Chemistry
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Gigi Chen (she/her) is from Brooklyn, New York. She is a chemistry major with a biochemistry concentration and environmental studies minor. She is also interested in education and art. When she is not in the Writing Center, she can be found working in the library, lab, and CQC. You might also spot her dancing, doodling, reading a book, making new cat friends or talking to her plants. She is always excited to receive book recommendations, chat about any ideas and issues you might have, and read writing from all disciplines!
John Donovan '24Major: Political Science
Hometown: Natick, MA
John (he/him) is a political science major and religion minor from Natick, MA. He enjoys longboarding, jazz-rap albums, iced chais (perhaps too much), and A24 films (Moonlight and Good Time especially). On campus, he is a member of the Library Student Advisory Committee, an attorney coach for Haverford Mock Trial, and a TA. While his focus is on political science, John is super excited to read your work in any discipline or stage of the writing process!
Erin Dougherty ‘26Major: Computer Science
Minor: Environmental Studies
Hometown: Portland, OR
Erin (she/her) is a prospective Computer Science major and Environmental Studies minor and she also enjoys learning about other subjects including anthropology, mathematics, and history. In her free time she enjoys playing soccer with Haverford’s club team, reading, dancing with fellow Haverford students, and walking on the Nature Trail. She is looking forward to working with you on all kinds of writing assignments.
Ellie Esterowitz '25Major: English
Hometown: Rockville, MD
Ellie Esterowitz (she/her) is a junior from Rockville, Maryland. She's an English major and philosophy minor who does a lot of freelance photography, particularly for the Hurford Center and Womens' Tennis Team. She loves music and movies and intersections of the two, considering herself a soundtrack connoisseur.
Jacob Seiji Foster ‘24Major: Sociology and International Studies
Minor: East Asian Languages and Cultures
Hometown: Tokyo, Japan
Jacob (he/him) harbors an undying passion for sarcasm and all sorts of card, board, and video games. As such, he resides in Nerd House on campus (and encourages all to feel free to stop by). In his free time, he enjoys reading (fantasy novels), calligraphy, woodcarving, playing PC games, going to the gym, and eating plentiful quantities of bagels. In writing, Jacob is particularly fond of analysis and argument in the social sciences, but more generally hopes to collaborate on all sorts of pieces to help you write something fantastic!
Sophia Furman '26Major: Biology
Hometown: Ambler, PA
Sophia (she/her) is a prospective biology major and French minor. In addition to working at the Writing Center, she is a member of the Pre-Health Society Board and the women's cross country and track team. Some of her favorite pastimes include reading fantasy books, walking in nature, and making beaded bracelets. She looks forward to helping her peers navigate the writing process at any stage and in any discipline.
Sakina Gulamhusein ‘25Major: Neuroscience and Environmental Studies
Hometown: Queens, NY
Sakina (she/her) was born in North Carolina and moved when she was 10. Although she misses the fries from Bojangles, she has since shed her Southern roots and is now a proud New Yorker. She is majoring in neuroscience and Environmental Studies, mostly because she is indecisive. You can find her gardening (and occasionally teaching P.E.) at the Haverfarm, processing materials at the Quaker and Special Collections, restocking snacks at the OAR, or taking care of mice and rats on the fifth floor of Sharpless (it’s a real job, I promise). Sakina is also a Chesick Scholar and a Reproductive Health Peer Mentor. If you ask her what she’s doing in a couple of months, the answer may be completely different. Although writing can be a cumbersome process for Sakina, she loves editing. It’s fun reading unfamiliar content and dissecting students’ essays; however, for Sakina, brainstorming ideas with students and having them leave a tutoring session more confident is what makes the job worth it. In her downtime, she will be sleeping for an ungodly amount of time or will lay in bed scrolling through Webtoons or Instagram Reels. On the rare occasions that she has energy, she enjoys crocheting, painting, getting lost in the city, reading, and FaceTiming her pet sun conure (aka her daughter), Pumpkin. She plans to study abroad in New Zealand or Denmark during spring semester 2024.
Valerie Heredia-Piñeiro '25Major: Psychology and Neuroscience
Hometown: Toa Alta, Puerto Rico
Valerie is a psychology and neuroscience major from Puerto Rico. She loves language learning and literature, and she hopes to explore the cognitive processes involved in language acquisition. Outside the Writing Center, you can find her working at the Nest, singing a capella, and going to ALAS activities. She is also a proud Padín Scholar and Chesick Scholar. In her free time, she enjoys drawing and painting, reading books, and picnicking with her friends. Valerie welcomes papers in Spanish and is proficient in French as well. She is super excited to get to know and work with you! Valerie is studying abroad in spring 2024.
Katherine Hong '24Major: History
Minor: Fine Arts
Hometown: Maple Glen, PA
Katherine (she/her) is majoring in history and minoring in Fine Arts. Outside of the Writing Center, she works in the Quaker and Special Collections and plays viola in the Bi-Co Orchestra. In her free time, she can be found playing video games (favorites include TF2, Rimworld, ROR2, Hades, etc.), worldbuilding (ask about her ocs!), drawing, binge-watching, and hanging out with friends. Katherine looks forward to reading your papers at any stage of the writing process, particularly in the humanities. She especially welcomes creative works!
Emmett Huiskamp ‘25Major: English and Fine Arts
Hometown: Mansfield, MA
Emmett (he/him) is an English and Fine Arts double major with a concentration in printmaking. He loves music, creative writing and anything ever written by Edna St. Vincent Millay. You can find him in the print studio, out and about hanging posters for the next Lit House, or in the Lutnick Dungeon writing his approximately one article a year for The Consensus. He is also inexplicably the Head, Founder, and Fearless Leader of Haverford's Third Amendment Protection Club (the one about quartering troops). Send him your work in the humanities, creative writing, or anything else you’d like to discuss! He will be studying abroad in Galway, Ireland, in spring 2024.
Bela Khanna ‘24Major: English and Philosophy
Concentration: Creative Writing
Hometown: Edison, NJ
Bela (she/her) likes writing, playing the classical guitar, and singing with the Oxford Blues. She’s been writing stories non-stop since elementary school, and is looking forward to working with you on humanities papers in English, French, or (very) elementary Spanish. She has experience with intense theoretical texts, especially in English, political science, and philosophy, so don't be shy about coming in with broad topics to discuss. In addition to working at the Writing Center, she is a teacher at a nonprofit and a volunteer submissions reader for a local publisher. After college, Bela hopes to either teach or edit full-time and then, once she’s on her feet, make her living writing novels, so bring her your creative works!
Irene Kim '26Prospective Major: Political Science
Prospective Minor: Neuroscience
Hometown: Boston, MA / Cheonan, South Korea
Irene (she/her) is a prospective Political Science major and Neuroscience minor. Out of the many places she's lived, she considers Boston and Cheonan home. Her experiences growing up in both settings shape her appreciation for multiculturalism and multilingualism (fluent in Korean) and interest in understanding the connection between public policy, education, and language. Outside of the Writing Center, she enjoys creating welcoming spaces through the Pan Asian Resource Center, Affinity Group Coalition, Student Council, and Customs. She loves cooking, listening to music, everything matcha flavored, and Ghibli films. Irene hopes to make the writing process less stressful and is happy to provide any support across humanities and social science disciplines!
Skyler Kim-Schellinger ‘26Major: Environmental Studies
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Skyler (she/her) is a prospective Environmental Studies major born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Her favorite punctuation marks are em-dashes and semicolons; she might overuse them to a fault. She loves making art things in all sorts of mediums, rewatching Ghibli movies (especially Nausicaä - she's a proud owner of the manga set), hiking, backpacking & camping, and obsessively overplaying the same songs (currently America has a problem ft. Kendrick). Skyler would love to help you work through whatever you need in your writing process, whether that be big picture ideas or the nitty gritty details.
Naomi Komatsu '24Major: Anthropology
Minor: Health Studies
Hometown: Jericho, NY
Naomi (she/her) is an anthropology major and Health Studies minor on the pre-health track. Outside of the Writing Center, she works with the Office of Access and Disability Services as their Student Liaison and is an editor for Jolt and a member of CER. Some of her favorite things to do are drinking tea, spending time in the sun, and exploring Philly. She is so excited to work with you on any kinds of writing assignments you have!
Tiffany Lan '26Major: Philosophy
Minor: Health Studies
Hometown: Millburn, NJ
Tiffany (she/her) is a prospective philosophy major with a Health Studies minor. On the pre-med track and familiar with traditional Chinese medicine, she is fascinated by the different frameworks through which we understand the human body, illness, and healing. She also enjoys art, dance, reading, and bird-watching. Passionate about the intersection of her interests with her larger community, Tiffany serves on the teaching board of Mei (the bi-co Chinese dance club) and is the graphic designer for GCC (Global China Connection). Regarding writing, she especially loves literary analysis and philosophical essays. That said, she adores intellectual play with ideas and would love to collaborate on writing for any subject.
Nicole Li ‘24Major: Psychology
Hometown: Beijing, China
Nicole (she/her) is majoring in psychology and minoring in philosophy and statistics. She grew up in Beijing, China, and has been in Philadelphia for seven years. Moving between drastically different cultures, Nicole wants to understand the unique strengths and challenges of a multicultural mind—and she plans to study it professionally as a cultural psychology researcher. You can find Nicole running on the Nature Trail, dancing to K-pop songs, and giggling at comedy shows. Nicole is stoked to work with you during any stage of the writing process—brainstorming, outlining, revising, (and procrastinating!)—you name it. Feel free to bring assignments in any discipline and share your wonderful ideas with Nicole.
Jesse Lim ‘26Major: Biology
Hometown: Seongnam, Korea
Jesse (he/him) has a penchant for anything on tissue engineering, Bildungsroman novels, and rotund birds. Having spent most of his time in the raven-littered international districts of Songdo, he is fluent in Korean and hopes to hone his Japanese. Outside the Writing Center, Jesse volunteers for the American Cancer Society and works for the Student's Council as the Officer of Academics. His free time (if any) is spent filling the void that is his sketchbook at Swarthmore's Kitao Gallery, hoarding free teabags from colloquia across the tri-co, listening to AURORA, and watching questionable shows with friends on a cramped bed. Be it lab reports or literary analyses, Jesse is more than guilty of showing half-baked (or even blank) drafts to his tutors. He is happy to rant/discuss the writing process with whatever you have.
Tasneem Mabrouk ‘24Major: Growth and Structure of Cities
Concentration: Peace, Justice, and Human Rights
Hometown: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tasneem (she/her) is a Growth and Structure of Cities major and a Peace, Justice, and Human Rights concentrator. She is an aspiring cool pants connoisseur, a lover of cafes, and a regular lounger in the hammocks at Bryn Mawr. She is always on the hunt for more music to add to her disorganized playlists, and she loves to draw, embroider, and find new recipes to try. She is all too familiar with the joys and frustrations of writing, and looks forward to working with you on essays in English or Arabic.
Sofia Malaspina ‘26Major: Neuroscience
Major: Health Studies and Spanish
Hometown: Montclair, NJ
Sofia (she/her) is a prospective neuroscience major and Health Studies and Spanish minor from Montclair, New Jersey. On campus, Sofia enjoys conducting research in a biology lab and working as the Features Editor for The Clerk. In her free time, Sofia likes hiking, baking, and practicing yoga. She is also an avid watcher of comedy shows – her favorites are Fleabag and Schitt’s Creek. When off campus, Sofia can be found visiting overpriced cafes and art museums. She is excited to help students create more efficient and rewarding writing habits and become confident writers.
Petra Mengistu '24Major: Physics
Hometown: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Petra (she/her) spent most of her childhood in different Middle Eastern countries until settling in her native country, Ethiopia. In her free time, she enjoys binge-watching sitcoms, hopping on long train rides, baking, and wearing away her friend's guitar strings in futile attempts to teach herself how to play. While she cherishes her experiences with astrophysics, chemistry, psychology, and sociology, she never ceases to be amazed at how her writing process subtly shifts across different disciplines. Much like the sometimes annoyingly wide variety of her academic interests, her thoughts can tend to be scattered and she sympathizes with the internal turmoil of composing coherent pieces of writing. If you find yourself doubting whether your scattered thoughts can develop into anything worthwhile, she hopes to help you ground your amazing ideas into a tangible piece of writing. Petra is excited to work with you on your writing in English or Amharic and learn more about your wonderfully unique writing style!
Olivia Mentz '25Major: English
Hometown: Branford, CT
Olivia (she/her) is an English major following the pre-med track. She loves reading, playing with her two corgis, and watching movies with friends. She is from Branford, Connecticut, a town very close to the ocean, where she has lived all of her life. Olivia loves creative writing, and has written many short stories, along with pieces on disability advocacy. She is a proud member of the disabled community and hopes to improve the medical system from within as a doctor. On campus, she’s involved equally in the sciences and humanities, and so is happy to read writing of any kind.
Fatema Mun ‘25Major: Political Science
Minor: Visual Studies
Hometown: West Chester, PA
Fatema Mun (she/her) is majoring in political science with a minor in Visual Studies. Outside of the Writing Center, you can find her planning events for FAB, working with Haute, or studying at Green Engine. While Fatema loves to travel and see new places, she can also give you great recommendations for things to do around Philly! Besides being a self-proclaimed Philly expert, she also loves baking, graphic design, and watching Avatar: The Last Airbender, or basically any animated show. Fatema is excited to help you wherever you are in your writing process, especially in humanities and social sciences. She especially enjoys research and would love to help with your research paper, whether in political science or any other discipline.
Umika Pathak '25Major: English
Hometown: Falls Church, VA
Umika (she/her) is an English major. Other than writing, she loves limited series, Pilot V7 rolling ball pens in black ink, memoirs, the game Taboo, and Fentimans rose lemonade. She can be found working on a new student art and scholarship publication at the Hurford Center in VCAM, co-heading the WHRC radio, or baking up a storm for her roommates in their apartment. Literary analysis is her favorite kind of writing to work on, but she is well-versed in many kinds of writing, including science writing. She’s looking forward to meeting you where you are in this difficult but rewarding process.
Michaela Richter '25Major: Linguistics and Political Science
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Michaela (she/her) plans to double major in linguistics and political science, but who knows? She calls San Francisco, California home and will never lose her fondness for the fog and the ocean. She loves art and enjoys Haverford afternoons spent painting in the grass. In her free time, she also likes to read and watch movies. She is excited to work with you at any stage of the writing process, and she can’t wait to read a wide array of writing in the social sciences and humanities!
Emmeline Riendeau ‘24Major: Physics
Hometown: Barre, Massachusetts
Emmeline (she/her) is majoring in physics and minoring in English. When she’s not studying at the library desktops, you can find her enjoying some time outdoors. She’s a big fan of reading in the sun, hiking, and swimming. You can also find her stress baking after midterms. Her more artistic hobbies include attempting to draw perfect chalk circles and crocheting. She’s looking forward to helping you with any and every step of your writing process.
Maia Roark ‘25Major: History
Minor: Fine Arts, Art History, and Spanish
Hometown: Nashville, TN
Maia Roark (she/her) is a history major who can't pick a lane and is minoring in Fine Art, Art History, and Spanish. Hailing from Nashville, Tennessee, Maia is happy to regale you with odd facts about Music City but wants you to know that she does not like country music (except for Johnny Cash). When she's not writing for The Consensus or playing badminton, Maia enjoys reading (hence her residency in Lit House), knitting, watching clips of SNL, and melting chocolate chips late at night so she can make chocolate-covered strawberries. Maia is excited (and nervous) to study abroad in the spring and hopefully level up her proficient-ish Spanish. As someone who had a writing partner her first year, Maia knows what it's like to be frustrated or confused with an essay/assignment and is happy to help you work through things. She will be abroad in Madrid, Spain in spring 2024.
Kate Robbins '25Major: Neuroscience
Minor: Health Studies
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Kate (she/her) is a neuroscience major and Health Studies minor from Chicago. Outside of the writing center, Kate gives tours with Admissions and is a member of Best Buddies and DASH. She also loves poetry, creating (and eating!) baked goods, and going to concerts in Philly. Having worked in her high school’s writing center as both a mentee and a mentor, Kate knows what it’s like to struggle with writing. She’s excited to help her peers feel more confident in expressing their ideas, no matter where they happen to be in the writing process. Kate is studying abroad in spring 2024.
Emma Scharff ‘25Major: English
Minor: Comparative Literature
Hometown: Bethesda, MD
Emma (she/her) is an English major and Comparative Literature minor from Bethesda, Maryland. She loves poetry, especially Mary Oliver’s, the movie Juno (she’s seen it 9 times), Cat Stevens, and salmon-avocado rolls from OSushi in Ardmore. When she’s not in the Writing Center, you can find Emma playing ultimate frisbee on Duck Pond Field with the Sneetches, working at a Lutnick Library help desk, or drawing in her hammock. She loves all kinds of writing in the humanities and social sciences, but especially enjoys literary analysis. She is excited to work with you on your writing in English or Spanish, no matter where you are in the process.
Jessica Schott-Rosenfield ‘26Major: English
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Jessica Schott-Rosenfield (she/her) is a prospective English major and Classics (or religion) minor. She has been known to write poetry and flash fiction, and after attending an arts high school she is especially interested in the creative work of her fellow students — but of course she also has a zeal for crafting the perfect scholarly sentence. Outside the Writing Center, you can find her at the Bi-College News offices or lending a hand to the Committee for Environmental Responsibility. Her hobbies include knitting, finding the odd cheap concert in Philly, thrifting, and reclining on a patch of grass with a book and a playlist. She looks forward to working with you on any and all writing projects.
Yasmin Silva Nilsson ‘26Major: Economics
Concentration: Latin American, Iberian, and Latinx Studies
Hometown: São José dos Campos, Brazil
Yasmin (she/her) is a prospective economics major and mathematics minor concentrating in LAILS. She was born and raised in São José dos Campos, Brazil, but she is also half-Swedish. Outside of the Writing Center, she can be found working for the Admissions Office and the Libraries and serving as the head of Institutional Memory for ALAS and as a co-head for the Microfinance Consulting Club. She is also a Chesick and Starr Scholar. In her free time, she loves to work out at the gym, go for a walk on the Nature Trail when the weather is nice, and hang out with friends. Yasmin is talkative to a fault in both English and Portuguese, and she loves to find out what brings joy to the life of other students and to help them find their voice in their education journey.
Lena Solano ‘25Major: Psychology
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Lena (she/her) is from Los Angeles — which has become a significant part of her personality since relocating — and is a psychology major with an education minor. She can too often be found at her Library Liaison desk at Lutnick, though she also works on the Access, Diversity, and Inclusion team in Admissions, on the board of the Pan-Asian Resource Center, and as a Customs Facilitator. Lena spends most of her downtime hanging out with her friends and their Craigslist cat, Logan. When she finds the motivation to turn off one of the five shows she binges obsessively, she’s a big fan of walks on the Nature Trail and lifting at the GIAC (admittedly, she still watches Everybody Hates Chris on the treadmill.) Lena loves meeting new people and is excited to lend support during any stage of the writing process.
Alexandra Stevens ‘25Major: History
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Hi everyone, my name is Alex. I’m from Brooklyn and I am a history major here at Haverford. In my free time I like to cook, go on walks, brag about being from NYC, and beat my friends in anything competitive. Alex is studying abroad in spring 2024.
Aysha Syeda ‘26Major: Undecided
Minor: Health Studies
Hometown: Carteret, NJ
Aysha Syeda (she/her) is from a small town called Carteret in New Jersey. She is on the pre-med track and is a prospective Health Studies minor still deciding on a major. When she is not at Lutnick Library or the biology lab, she can be found in the GIAC playing badminton or challenging her friends to Slap Jack. She is currently interested in exploring art and is starting her sophomore year with a sculpture course. She is excited to discuss/vent about any stage in the writing process. She is also happy to speak with you in Urdu or Hindi.
Grace Tarry ‘25Major: Anthropology & Sociology
Minor: Health Studies
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Grace (she/her) is a double major in anthropology and sociology, with a minor in Health Studies. Juggling all that, she totally gets how it feels to need some help at the Writing Center, and she's always ready to lend a hand in any way she can. She hails from Brooklyn, NY, and when not in the Writing Center she enjoys binge-watching bad movies and getting lost in audiobooks or podcasts. If you spot her strolling around campus, chances are she's rocking her headphones and deep in her own little world. While she's a true introvert at heart, Grace is super eager to meet new students through the Writing Center and be part of their campus experience.
Rebecca Voss ‘26Major: Neuroscience
Hometown: Lexington, MA
Rebecca (she/her) grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts before attending boarding school in Kent, Connecticut. She is a neuroscience major on the premed track, and she hopes to minor in either English or French. When she is not in the Writing Center, Rebecca loves to play on the women's club soccer team and take long walks around campus with friends. Over her breaks, she works towards her goal of hiking all the 4,000 footers in New England. Rebecca especially enjoys working on analytical essays, but is more than happy to look over any type of paper, in either English or French. She is so excited to read your writing, and help you create something amazing
Wendy Wang '25Major: Linguistics
Minor: Psychology and East Asian Languages and Cultures
Hometown: Bethesda, MD
Wendy (she/her) is a linguistics major with double minors in psychology and EALC. She was born in China and moved to Bethesda, MD during elementary school. At home she speaks Mandarin with her family. Wendy loves reading during her free time and is always looking for book recommendations to add to her reading list. She also enjoys getting an assortment of snacks from Maido, and creating lists with her friends (whether it’s movies to watch, places to go, or crazy things she’ll probably never attempt). Wendy is looking forward to reading all kinds of writing from different disciplines. She cannot wait to hear all your amazing and creative ideas, work with you during different stages of the writing process, and get to know and learn from you.
Callia Weisiger-Vallas ‘24Major: History
Hometown: San Anselmo, CA
Callia (she/her) is a history major from the San Francisco Bay Area. Outside of the Writing Center, she enjoys walking on the Nature Trail and working with the Committee for Environmental Responsibility (CER). Callia also loves listening to music, cooking (pancakes and Dutch babies especially), outdoor adventures, and art. She speaks fluent-ish Spanish. She welcomes papers from all disciplines, especially humanities, but she also loves learning about subjects she hasn’t yet explored.
Yuriko Zhang ‘25Major: Anthropology
Minor: Asian American Studies
Hometown: Queens, NY
Yuriko (she/her) is an anthropology major with a minor in Asian American Studies. Her experiences growing up in the beautiful Chinatown of Queens, NY shape her deep passion for the AAPI community, which shows up in her work with the Pan Asian Resource Center and other Asian-American student groups. Outside of the Writing Center, she enjoys creating space for other BIPOC FGLI students as a Chesick Leader and planning first-year activities through Customs. She also loves drawing, going to the gym, going on walks, and making stir fry in the DC. Yuriko is happy to connect with you and collaborate on papers from all disciplines.
Mary Zhou ‘25Major: Biology
Minor: Health Studies
Hometown: Vorhees, NJ
Mary Zhou is a sophomore from Voorhees, NJ and an aspiring biology major and Health Studies minor on the pre-med track. She speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese, but she is still improving upon her reading and writing skills. In her free time, she loves immersing herself in high fantasy, historical fiction, thrillers, or a leather-bound classic. She also enjoys listening to music; currently on her Spotify most-played are Kings of Leon, Twice, Roosevelt, Dua Lipa, and Doja Cat. Having had experience across a wide variety of writing styles and assignments, she is eager to help her fellow students perfect any writing pieces they have, ranging from cover letters to lab reports. She will be studying abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark in spring 2024.