Staff

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Matthew Schultz, Ph.D. (Director) has over a decade of writing consulting and administrative experience. His research on writing center administration and tutoring practices appears in publications such as The Writing Lab Newsletter and Praxis: A Writing Center Journal. Matt's teaching and research interestes include: Literary Modernism, Irish Studies, Postcolonial Theory, and Media Studies. His book, Haunted Historiographies: The Rhetoric of Ideology in Postcolonial Irish Fiction (2014) is available from Manchester University Press, and his novel, On Coventry (2015), is available from Harvard Squre Editions.

Kayla Miron ’18 (Head Constultant) hopes to pursue an English and Education double major but the need for sleep could bump one of the disciplines down to a correlate. When not consulting in the writing center, Kayla can be found dancing with VRDT, tossing discs with the frisbee team, talking about feelings with her fellowees, or naming her plants.

Kat Rooney '18 (Head Consultant) plans to major in English and kick herself for it when she graduates. She likes to run and reads things: books, bottle labels, bathroom signs - you name it. Sings poorly and often, likes to bake, loves a good game of Boggle. Kat also surfs and plays beach volleyball but left California because she likes long showers.

Tatiana Esposito von Mueffling '18

Hanna Ginzburg ‘18 was born sleepless, without a talent for rest or the desire for it. She is an Economics major confounded by/interested in neo-noir movies, international relations, linguistics, food science, and lots of other things. She is also an exceptionally slow reader, but anxious to crawl through your writing.

Connor Martin ‘18 is one of the most obsessive people you’ll ever meet, which has led him to some eclectic pastimes. His preferred hobbies, reef aquarium keeping and bonsai cultivation, aren’t especially dorm-friendly. So Connor is in hot pursuit of more practical, yet enticing endeavors (which would explain the python hatchling in his dorm room—yes, pythons are dorm-friendly!). Although he plans to pursue a Political Science-Mandarin double major, he knows one good professor could steal his heart away to another department.

Becca Slotkin ’18 is a Drama and Psychology double major from the grand ole city of Evanston, IL. When not in class, she writes for H.E.L. sketch comedy, sings with Beauty and the Beats, and takes naps in the Rose Parlor. She is passionate about cute animals, smiley faces, and T-Rex jokes—which she finds a little funnier than perhaps she should. In her rare moment of free time (napping in the Rose Parlor is hard work,) Becca can usually be found lying in her bed, perusing that week’s Deece menu.   

Nick Barone ’19 is a native New Jerseyan pursuing an English major (maybe history too?) and a Hispanic Studies correlate. When he isn’t writing poetry or trying too hard to make people laugh on Twitter, he likes to drink ginger ale and do crossword puzzles. Nick is also the Opinions editor of the Miscellany News and is always trying to recruit new writers.

Lily Berman '19 is planning on double majoring in philosophy and drama. She enjoys rehearsing plays in Lathrop basement and cooking food at the VJU. Lily is from NYC.

Violet Cole '19

Miranda Cornell '19

Annie Shriver '19 is a prospective English and some-sort-of-brain-science double major from just outside Boston. She loves weird short stories, cool socks, Gravity Falls, and dad jokes. When she's not doing school things or work things, she's probably playing ultimate frisbee or doing some ultimate-frisbee-related activity. She has loved stories for as long as she can remember, and she is so excited to join the Writing Center staff this year!

Emmett Weiss '19 is a prospective Science, Technology, and Society major with an interest in forensic science (and not just because he watches Bones). He loves to write poetry, read political books, play guitar, and speak Chinese. Given the choice, he’d pick rain over shine, Macs over PCs, and tea over coffee.

Anna Wiley '19

Larissa Archondo '20

Andrea Everett '20

Imaan Lamba '20

Helen Magowan '20

Katerina Pavlidis '20 is a prospective English and Women's Studies double major from Epirus, Greece and the Bay Area, California. Her passions include fruit, dance parties, and reading about women. When she's not reminiscing about her gap year, she enjoys learning romance languages and basking in the sun. 

Dylan Smith '20

Jemison Tipler '20