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 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 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

Anna

  • Pronouns: they/them/theirsAnna Dayley
  • MS student in Occupational Therapy
  • 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
  • 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

Danielle

  • Pronouns: she/her/hersPicture of Danielle, Writing Center Tutor
  • BS student in Psychology
  • Goals: Own a house on or near the beach, obtain a Ph.D. in neuroscience, go ziplining, work for the Scripps Institute, visit France and/or Italy, write a novel, and visit at least 25 states
  • Special Interests: Painting watercolor landscapes, drawing original cartoon characters, drinking fruit smoothies, trying new pasta and chicken recipes, listening to good music, writing short stories, spending time with animals (particularly dogs), traveling to new destinations, and watching too much YouTube and Netflix

Iris

  • Pronouns: she/her/hersPicture of Iris, Writing Center Tutor
  • 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

Jacob

  • Picture of Jacob, Writing Center TutorPronouns: 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

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

Julia

  • Pronouns: she/her/hers Picture of Julia, Writing Center Tutor
  • Student in the English Teaching Credential Program
  • 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

Julian

  • Pronouns: he/him/hisPicture of Julian, Writing Center Tutor
  • 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

July

  • Pronouns: he/him/his and they/them/theirsPicture of July, Writing Center Tutor
  • 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, bicycling, eating popcorn, drinking milk tea, watching horror movies, and learning how to bake

Karen

  • Pronouns: they/them/theirs and she/her/hersKaren Liou
  • MA student in TESOL
  • 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
  • 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

McKenna (On Leave, Fall 2021)

  • Pronouns: she/her/hers Picture of McKenna, Writing Center Tutor
  • 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

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
  • 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
  • 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

Nicole

  • Pronouns: she/her/hersNicole Calande
  • 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 jogging, singing the wrong lyrics to my favorite songs, and adding to my book collection

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 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
  • 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

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

Thomas

  • Pronouns: he/him/his and they/them/theirsPicture of Thomas, Writing Center Tutor
  • 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

Tyler

  • Pronouns: he/him/hisTyler Eveland
  • MFA student in Creative Writing (Poetry)
  • 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