Writing Tutors

 

Sohan Bairaboina

Sohan

  • Pronouns: he/him/his
  • BA 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

Nicole Calande

Nicole

  • Pronouns: she/her/hers
  • MFA student in Creative Writing
  • Goals: Publish a book or two, walk the Camino de Santiago, build a sustainable house, gain fluency in Spanish, and road trip through all 50 states
  • Special Interests: Quoting the Lord of the Rings trilogy, studying cool trivia facts, listening to podcasts while I jog, singing the wrong lyrics to my favorite songs, and adding to my book collection

Van Campbell

Van

  • Pronouns: they/them/theirs
  • BA student in Linguistics
  • Completed certificate for working with graduate-level writers
  • Goals: Speak native-level Korean, publish a novel, finish making a game, and live in a cabin in the woods
  • Special Interests: Writing, knitting, traveling, roller skating, and chasing after three troublesome cats

Arden Castle

Arden 

  • Pronouns: she/her/hers
  • MA student in Public Health
  • Completed certificate for working with graduate-level writers
  • Goals: Publish a book of poems, adopt a dog from a shelter, and grow a vegetable garden
  • Special Interests: Cooking, watching romantic comedies, collecting records, and listening to music
  • Matter is the minimum #BLM, #MeToo, #PRIDE
Mario Chris 

Mario 

  • MFA student in Creative Writing (Fiction, Poetry)
  • Completed certificate for working with graduate-level writers
  • Goals: Publish a collection of short stories, learn French and Spanish, learn to play guitar, get into the regular habit of meditation
  • Special Interests: Playing and writing music, visiting art exhibits, (re)reading Borges and Kundera, giving my parents a hand in the garden
Rowan Dunton 

Rowan

  • Pronouns: he/him/his
  • BS student in Forensic Science (concentration in Biology)
  • Completed certificate 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
Zack England

Zack (On Leave, Spring 2021)

  • MFA student in Creative Writing (Fiction)
  • Completed certificate for working with graduate-level writers
  • Goals: Get a short story published in a literary magazine, complete the pedagogy practicum to become a Teaching Associate in the English Department, and ride the entirety of the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route
  • Special Interests: Reading all kinds of books, backpacking (wilderness and world travel), long-distance bicycle touring, watching true crime documentaries and stand-up comedy specials, and spending way too much time browsing Reddit

Jacob Huth

Jacob

  • Pronouns: he/him/his
  • MS student in Engineering Management
  • Goals: Build a personal website, be published in an academic journal, and learn to skateboard
  • Special Interests: Bowling, gardening, playing ping pong, and visiting new places

Annelisse Kennedy-Lewis

Annelisse

  • Pronouns: they/them/theirs or she/her/hers
  • BA student in Art History
  • Completed certificate for working with graduate-level writers
  • Goals: Intern at an auction house, work in a museum, and bridge the gap between art and science
  • Special Interests: Camping, reading, photography, music, and researching new things as a means of procrastination
  • Black Lives Matter, Love is Love, #MeToo, “Peace cannot exist where justice is not served.” – John Lewis

McKenna Miller

McKenna

  • MA student in History
  • Completed certificate for working with graduate-level writers
  • Goals: Master Middle Welsh, live in Scotland, publish a few books and translations, and get a PhD in Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic
  • Special Interests: Reading, knitting, growing pumpkins, and baking cookies   

Julian Park

Julian

  • Pronouns: he/him/his
  • MS student in Occupational Therapy
  • Completed certificate 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

Joshua Pikal

Joshua

  • Pronouns: he/him/his
  • BA student in Business Marketing
  • Completed certificate for working with graduate-level writers
  • Goals: Earn an MBA, always love my family and friends well, never stop playing music, and make the perfect cup of coffee
  • Special Interests: Singing, playing music, rooting for the Warriors, and eating good food

Alison Silva

Alison

  • Pronouns: she/her/hers
  • BA student in Graphic Design with a minor in Film
  • Completed certificate 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

July Simeona

July

  • Pronouns: he/him/his and they/them/theirs
  • MA student in TESOL
  • Completed certificate 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, eating popcorn, bicycling, drinking milk tea, watching horror movies, and learning how to bake

Julia Skapik

Julia

  • BA student in English with a concentration in Preparation for Teaching
  • Completed certificate for working with graduate-level writers
  • Goals: Learn Spanish and ASL, get a Master's degree in English and a single subject credential, publish a novel, and learn to play the fiddle
  • Special Interests: Writing, watching bad movies, studying marine biology, and collecting too many tchotchkes 

Iris

Iris

  • Pronouns: she/her/hers
  • MS student in Nutritional Science with a concentration in Dietetics
  • Completed certificate for working with graduate-level writers
  • Goals: Learn how to swim, become fluent in Spanish, ride in a hot air balloon, and open a health and wellness center for low-income populations
  • Special Interests: Drawing, traveling, going to concerts, and learning how to bake
Kristina Tran

Kristina

  • Pronouns: she/her/hers
  • BFA student in Animation/Illustration
  • 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

Ryan Tran

Ryan

  • Pronouns: he/him/his
  • BS Student in Business Marketing
  • Goals: Publish a novel, attain athleticism, be able to afford a home in California, socialize with famous people, and finish my film and novel to-do list
  • Special Interests: Listening to music; singing karaoke; reading literature; watching theatre, film, and television; studying history, philosophy, and aesthetics; and spending money on food

Seher Vora

Seher

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

Natalie Wollenweber

Natalie

  • Pronouns she/her/hers
  • MFA student in Creative Writing
  • 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 

Mike

Mike

  • Pronouns: he/him/his
  • MA student in TESOL with a certificate in Professional and Technical Writing
  • 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

Thomas Zakharzhevskiy

Thomas

  • Pronouns: he/him/his and they/them/theirs
  • BS student in Computer Science
  • Completed certificate 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
Alex

Alex

  • MA student in TESOL
  • Completed certificate 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