Writing Tutors

Alex

  • Pronouns: she/her/hersPicture of Alex, Writing Center Tutor
  • MA student in Recent American History with a certificate in TESOL
  • Completed certificate training for working with graduate-level writers
  • Goals: Publish a few books, get a Master's in TESOL and History, and go to as many art museums as possible
  • Special Interests: Reading, writing, doing research, smelling flowers, collecting art postcards, and eating delicious food and pastries

Alison

  • Pronouns: she/her/hersPicture of Alison, Writing Center Tutor
  • BA student in Animation with a minor in Film
  • Completed certificate training for working with graduate-level writers
  • Goals: Work at Pixar, write and design a children's book, and explore New Zealand
  • Special Interests: Designing original characters, cooking/ baking, watching too much YouTube, and spending too much on Starbucks iced white mochas

Andrew

  • Pronouns: he/him/hisAndrew Davis
  • BA student in English with a concentration in Professional and Technical Writing
  • Goals: Be happy and healthy, publish my writing, travel to Italy
  • Special Interests: Hiking, reading, writing, painting, swimming, cooking, and listening to music

Anna

  • Pronouns: they/them/theirsAnna Dayley
  • MS student in Occupational Therapy
  • Completed certificate training for working with graduate-level writers
  • Goals: Become an occupational therapist, publish poetry, learn Spanish, remember French, diversify OT curricula, improve my drawing/painting skills, keep an open heart, and practice kindness
  • Special Interests: Spending time in nature, growing plants, swimming in lakes, hanging out with loved ones, writing poetry and letters, advocating for disability justice, and dreaming of collective healing & liberation

Caelin

  • Pronouns: she/her/hersPicture of Caelin, Writing Center Tutor
  • BA student in Humanities with a concentration in Liberal Arts
  • Completed certificate training for working with graduate-level writers
  • Goals: Publish a novel, travel the world, live a healthier lifestyle, and spend lots of quality time with family and friends
  • Special Interests: Exercising, traveling, online shopping, watching sports, finding new music to listen to, learning K-Pop dances, overanalyzing film and literature, and pretending like I'm an expert in astrology

Caroline

  • Pronouns: she/her/hersCaroline Ammon
  • MA student in Applied Anthropology
  • Goals: Get paid to do work that supports cultural and linguistic diversity, social justice, and communities in need
  • Special Interests: Hiking, rock climbing, traveling the world, being immersed in languages, taking early morning walks, and drinking hot beverages with friends in the fall

Conrad

  • Pronouns: he/him/hisConrad Baillif
  • BA student in English with a concentration in Professional and Technical Writing
  • Goals: Play gigs in a band, sharpen music composition skills, backpack Europe, and publish short stories
  • Special Interests: Hiking, biking, running, camping, writing, gardening, backpacking, reading, woodworking, listening to live music, watching cinema, professional opinion-having, and playing the cello and guitar

Ensiyah

  • Pronouns: she/her/hersEnsiyah Syed
  • BS student in Advertising with a minor in Economics
  • Goals: Have a conversation with every single person on earth before I die and adopt four dogs before I'm 30
  • Special Interests: Learning, reading, working out, meeting new people and animals, and telling really bad dad jokes

Jamet

  • Pronouns: she/her/hersJamet Woods-Cherrey
  • Master’s of Library Science (MLIS) student
  • Goals: Create an online interactive tutorial series that teaches library patrons fundamental computer skills; further library outreach services to disenfranchised and neglected demographics through direct community engagement and inquiry
  • Special Interests: Cooking, playing piano, taking photographs, taking road trips, and reading indie comics

Jasmine

  • Pronouns: she/hers/hersJasmine Betka
  • MPH (Master of Public Health) student
  • Goals: Publish a book, become a professor, and spend time with loved ones
  • Special Interests: Painting, camping, taking photographs, hanging out with animals, and doing home improvement projects

Julian

  • Pronouns: he/him/hisPicture of Julian, Writing Center Tutor
  • MS student in Occupational Therapy
  • Completed certificate training for working with graduate-level writers
  • Goals: Obtain a pilot's license, get published, and surf regularly
  • Special Interests: Reading, snowboarding, playing games, eating spicy food, watching good films, listening to music (90s pop, Vulfpeck, Korean music), and rooting for the LA Dodgers

July

  • Pronouns: he/him/his and they/them/theirsPicture of July, Writing Center Tutor
  • MA student in TESOL
  • Completed certificate training for working with graduate-level writers
  • Goals: Live in China, visit Austria, build a personal library, learn Japanese, and be published in a literary journal
  • Special Interests: Reading, bicycling, eating popcorn, drinking milk tea, watching horror movies, and learning how to bake

Karen

  • Pronouns: she/her/hersKaren Liou
  • MA student in English and TESOL
  • Completed certificate training for working with graduate-level writers
  • Goals: Teach, write books, and crochet a sweater
  • Special Interests: Reading, writing, rock climbing, and learning to crochet

Kristina

  • Pronouns: she/her/hersPicture of Kristina, Writing Center Tutor
  • BFA student in Animation/Illustration
  • Completed certificate training for working with graduate-level writers
  • Goals: Work as an in-house artist, live and work abroad, paint more furniture, write a collection of short stories, and own a DDR machine
  • Special Interests: Hiking, playing guitar, rock climbing, cooking way too much food, and collecting Rilakkuma merchandise

Lana

  • Pronouns: she/her/hersLana La Framboise
  • MFA student in Creative Writing (Fiction)
  • Goals: Publish fiction series, pet all the dogs, publish more poems, and feed coffee addiction
  • Special Interests: Dancing, exercising, practicing Byzantine chanting, going on walks with my dog Bella, and watching the 49ers

Michael

  • Pronouns: he/him/hisMichael Muszynski
  • BA student in English with a concentration in Creative Writing
  • Goals: Travel and meet all my online friends in-person; learn German, Korean, and Polish; play the piano; finish my book, and my next book, and the book after that...
  • Special Interests: Firing cannons in historical video games, drawing cartoons, finding ghost stories, running an online newspaper, and arguing about color symbolism

Mike

  • Pronouns: he/him/hisPicture of Mike, Writing Center Tutor
  • MA student in TESOL with a certificate in Professional and Technical Writing
  • Completed certificate training for working with graduate-level writers
  • Goals: Convince people they can be good writers, meet a world leader, complete a triathlon when 100 years old, fly a plane, become a university English instructor, and open a writing center
  • Special Interests: Hiking, doing cardio, playing video games, taking selfies, studying existentialism, and watching indie films and stand-up comedy

Natalie

  • Pronouns she/her/hersPicture of Natalie, Writing Center Tutor
  • MFA student in Creative Writing
  • Completed certificate training for working with graduate-level writers
  • Goals: Publish a novel, live in a forest, finally adopt a dog, and open a hybrid bookstore/bakery
  • Special Interests: Baking bread, studying mythology, reading books and fairy tales, watching the ocean, and going out for breakfast

Paul

  • Pronouns: he/him/hisPicture of Paul, Writing Center Tutor
  • BS student in Mechanical Engineering
  • Goals: Graduate, build a project car, amass a vast collection of Lego builds, travel through Mexico, and help make an aspect of life easier for others
  • Special Interests: Watching horror movies, working out, solving Rubik's cubes, building Legos, spending time with friends, listening to music, and learning about other people's interests
  • "The limits of my language mean the limits of my world" - Ludwig Wittgenstein

Rowan

  • Pronouns: he/him/hisPicture of Rowan, Writing Center Tutor
  • BS student in Forensic Science with a concentration in Biology
  • Completed certificate training for working with graduate-level writers
  • Goals: Graduate with at least a 3.5 GPA, obtain an MS degree in the molecular biology field, finish my novels and short story collection, work for the government, and start a reptile rescue
  • Special Interests: Reading 70s/80s science fiction, listening to the entire Fleet Foxes discography, weightlifting, raising bearded dragons, and quoting The Princess Bride

Sahana

  • Pronouns: she/her/hersSahana Ilenchezhian
  • BS student in Computer Science
  • Completed certificate training for working with graduate-level writers
  • Goals: Start a blog reviewing books and TV shows, go on an all Asia Tour, read and write stories in Tamil, and publish a novel
  • Special Interests: Writing; sketching portraits; hosting book clubs; and reading books, mangas, webtoons, and graphic novels

Seher

  • Pronouns: she/her/hersPicture of Seher, Writing Center Tutor
  • MFA student in Creative Writing (Fiction)
  • Goals: Publish a novel series, visit every national park in America, read and write poetry in Urdu, and learn to cut my own hair
  • Special Interests: Discovering new coffee shops, learning new languages, visiting small museums, and watching soccer and period dramas

Shana

  • Pronouns: she/her/hersShana Ruth-Seminara
  • MFA student in Creative Writing (Fiction)
  • Goals: Complete and polish all my draft novels, build up my portfolio of interactive stories, and teach others to express themselves as beautifully as possible
  • Special Interests: Playing computer games, reading and writing fiction of all genres, and petting every animal that approaches me (yes, every animal--even the squirrels)

Sohan

  • Pronouns: he/him/hisPicture of Sohan, Writing Center Tutor
  • BS student in Management Information Systems
  • Goals: Read and write in Telegu, create art, become more consistent at exercising, get a Shepsky puppy, and travel to all of the continents
  • Special Interests: Doodling, listening to music, traveling, eating good food, and watching way more YouTube and Netflix than I should

Steven

  • Pronouns: he/him/hisSteven Hernandez
  • MA student in Teaching and Teaching Credential: English Single Subject
  • Goals: Empower and inspire future students, earn a PhD, write a novel, and become the best version of myself
  • Special Interests: Gaming, reading, daydreaming, attending drag shows, and playing Dungeons and Dragons

Thomas

  • Pronouns: he/him/his and they/them/theirsPicture of Thomas, Writing Center Tutor
  • BS student in Computer Science
  • Completed certificate training for working with graduate-level writers
  • Goals: Get a job as a script writer, learn how to make good music, visit Iceland, and get a house in Santa Cruz
  • Special Interests: Biking, finding new artists to listen to, watching/reading anything with superheroes, talking about movies, and hanging out late with friends

Tyler

  • Pronouns: he/him/hisTyler Eveland
  • MFA student in Creative Writing (Poetry)
  • Completed certificate training for working with graduate-level writers
  • Goals: Become a writing professor, eventually use my passport, and learn how to surf
  • Special Interests: Recording music, playing trombone, drinking coffee, collecting cassette tapes, and occasionally spelunking