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Sarah Anderson ’18
I am majoring in biology and minoring in English, so I’ve had to do a wide variety of writing during my time here at Colgate, ranging from poetry to lab reports. In addition to working at the Writing Center, I am section editor of News for the Maroon News. My other unique interests include dogs, Slices, and Netflix. I am so excited to be with the Writing Center this year and I am happy to help you with writing of any topic!
Audrey Aspegren ’19
Hi! I am a philosophy and Chinese double major from Ann Arbor, Michigan. Though I love philosophy and Chinese, I’ve taken classes across the board at Colgate, especially in other social sciences (mostly political science). I enjoy reading all types of writing, so I’m always game to help with any assignment at any stage.
Renee Congdon ’20
Hello! I’m from Seal Beach, California, and I’m a prospective Spanish major. I love literature and poetry of all sorts, and as such I have the most experience with creative, argumentative, and analytical essays. That being said, I am willing and excited to help with writing in any discipline. While at Colgate, I’ve really enjoyed taking classes on religion, psychology, and languages, as well as rock climbing and tutoring for the SAT in my free time. I look forward to meeting you!
Lydia Culp ’20
Hiya! I'm from Williamsport, Pennsylvania, which is equally far away from Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. At this stage in the game, I'm a decided English major and a potential Russian major/minor. I am here to lend a patient ear, bring out your strengths and creativity as a writer, and break down your latest stressful essay into manageable steps. I enjoy ballet, tap, frisbee, comedy improv, being employed, and getting caught in the rain (although I've never had a pina colada). I look forward to learning with you!
Amelia Fogg ’19
I am a sophomore majoring in psychology and minoring in film and media studies. I love to write and I look forward to sharing my passion with you. I would be more than happy to help you with any writing assignment. Regardless of where you are in the writing process, please don’t hesitate to make an appointment with me!
Sarah Gans ’20
Hi! I am planning on majoring in mathematics. I’m originally from Amsterdam, the Netherlands, but currently live in Connecticut. In addition to working at the Writing Center, I love running, hiking, reading, tutoring students, and spending time with my dog. While I might be a mathematics major, I have taken a wide range of classes while at Colgate which has allowed me to write about many different topics. I would love to help you organize your thoughts, ideas, and writing at any stage in your writing process. I can’t wait to meet you!
Kasey Halsey '18
Hi! I am a junior from New York City majoring in biochemistry. I have experience writing analytical papers as well as laboratory reports for the natural sciences. With that being said, I am open to assisting students reach their writing goals regardless of the subject of their paper. I encourage you to come at whatever stage of the writing process you find yourself in. Even if you may only have an introduction or a few ideas, be proactive and make an appointment! Writing is dynamic and new assignments can be taken on from many different angles, so let’s help each other out by exploring the different possibilities.
Erin Hoffman ’19
Hi there! I am majoring in English with an emphasis on creative writing. Though I specialize in creative writing and literary analysis, I am happy to help with writing from a variety of disciplines. I can help with any aspect of the writing process, from formulating arguments to developing draft cohesion. In addition to working at the Writing Center, I am also an editor for the Colgate Portfolio. I can’t wait to meet you!
Hyeon Jeong '18
I am a junior from Cape Town, South Africa. I am majoring in mathematical economics and planning to minor in philosophy, but my academic interests also include other social sciences and languages. In addition to working in the Writing Center, I am a Senator on campus. I love working with students and I love writing, so I would be happy to see you at any stage of your writing process. Please come to me with any kind of paper as I am always eager to learn about new topics. I hope to see you soon!
Maria Johnson ’18
I am a junior majoring in cellular neuroscience and minoring in English. In addition to working as a consultant in the writing center, I am a leader of the Pet Pals club. Although I have the most experience writing analytical essays and laboratory reports, I have also written many research papers for the humanities. I enjoy helping students from any academic discipline and I encourage you to come in to discuss ideas, paper topics, or thesis statements. Do not hesitate to make an appointment at any stage of the writing process!
Mason Jones '18
I am junior majoring in English and sociology. While I most familiar with literary analysis, I look forward to working with a variety of formats and subjects. I particularly enjoy developing and structuring analytical arguments around thesis statements. I am happy to help refine an essay’s structure at any stage of the writing process.
Ali Jordahl ’20
Hi! I’m from outside of Boston, Massachusetts, and I plan to double major in Computer Science and Economics! Besides writing and reading in what little free time I have, I’m in a singing group, in a dance group, a tour guide, and the treasurer for the Colgate Hillel. My editing skills stem from helping my younger sister and friends with their various essays, so I’ve worked with all sorts of different writers before. My writing and editing experience ranges from scientific research papers to analytical essays, so I’m happy to help with any type of writing, at any stage!
Rachel Keirstead ’19
I am a sophomore majoring in English and minoring in political science. While I have the most experience in the humanities and social sciences, I am more than happy to help with papers in any discipline. I love helping students navigate the entire writing process, so feel free to come to me at any stage. I can’t wait to meet you!
Sage Krombolz '18
I am a junior majoring in philosophy and minoring in writing and rhetoric. In addition to being a writing center consultant, I am involved in SGA and the Club Tennis team. I love to read not only philosophy papers, but papers from all disciplines as well. I am energized by meeting new people and by talking about writing assignments, so I look forward to meeting you!
Jacqueline Li '19
I am a sophomore from Vancouver, Canada and plan on majoring in biology or another science. Even though I am an intended science major, I love to explore new subjects by taking a diverse range of courses and simply by working here at the Writing Center. That being said, I would be happy to help you with any type of writing assignment and at any stage of your writing process. I hope to meet you soon!
Maggie McDonnell ’19
I am a sophomore from Carmel, NY majoring in psychology. Outside of the writing center, I am involved in the COVE, Club Volleyball, and Irish Step Dancing. Formulating arguments and organizing papers are some of my favorite tasks in writing. I love to work with new people every day and am willing to help with any stage of the writing process!
Kassi Mettler ’19
I am a sophomore from Walnut Creek, California. I am majoring in international relations and plan to minor in psychology. I have the most experience working with argumentative and research papers, but I am more than willing to look at papers from a variety of different subjects and am excited to learn new topics through all the different prompts brought in! I would love to help out with editing or brainstorming at any stage of the writing process and I look forward to seeing you at the center.
Melanie Oliva ’18
I am an English major with an emphasis in creative writing and an anthropology minor. I like to work with literary analysis; I especially like working on idea creation, thesis workshopping, and essay structure. I’m excited to help students with writing from any discipline at any stage in the writing process.
Elinor Schneider ’19
I am a history major and an English minor from Connecticut. I have the most experience with the humanities and social sciences, and thus analytical and argumentative papers, but I would love to help you with any assignment at any point in the writing process! In addition to the working at the Writing Center, I co-lead MAD Tutoring and have also worked one-on-one with students to prepare them for the SAT. I look forward to meeting with you!
Madeleine Simon ’20
I am an intended art history and political science double major from Los Angeles, California. In addition to working as a writing consultant, I am staff writer for Colgate’s chapter of Spoon University. I am more than happy to help with all stages of the writing process - from brainstorming responses to a challenging prompt, to doing the last minute check on a final draft. The majority of my writing experience is in the humanities and social sciences, but I will also gladly help with assignments outside of my general field of study.
Brianna Torres ’19
Hi! I’m an undeclared science major from Southern California. I’m happy to work with you at any stage of the writing process and help you find unique ways to express your ideas through your writing. I think it’s important to think of our academic writing as a way we communicate all of the interesting things that we learn in our classes. Through the ideas in our papers, we engage with the material we learn and are able to take part in the academic conversations of many disciplines. I’m very excited to work with you and learn about the things you are most interested in and help you become a part of the disciplines you are most excited about--helping you put your “voice” into those conversations. I think we all have something valuable to say and I think it’s important that you have your ideas heard.
Susie Waltz ’18
I am a creative writing major and a sociology minor, but I wish I could major in everything -- except maybe math! Still, I look forward to reading any paper that comes my way, no matter what department it is from. I love learning about a variety of subjects through working at the writing center, and I love working with clients to develop clear ideas and strong arguments. I especially enjoy brainstorming ideas for early drafts, but I’d be happy to help at any stage in the writing process.
Annie Wang ’19
I’m a history major and writing & rhetoric minor from Chengdu, China. Besides working at the writing center, I am also an editor for the Maroon News and am starting a publication on border-crossing. Besides reading and writing, my favorite activities include listening to music, learning about people, and staring into space. I look forward to meeting you and learning about your work!
Emmy Watkins ’19
I'm a sophomore and a prospective double major in environmental studies and English with an emphasis on literature. My writing experience is mostly analytic and argumentative, but I also have some experience with creative writing and research papers in the social sciences. I'm happy to help writers of all kinds in whatever stage of the writing process they find themselves!
Sarah Wylie ’18
I am a junior double majoring in geography and Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies. Most of my academic papers have been focused on analysis and research in the social sciences and humanities, but I have taken a variety of classes at Colgate and am happy to help with any paper!