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Anastassia Bougakova '16
I'm a senior double-majoring in sociology and English. Most of my writing experience lies in the humanities and social sciences, but I’m excited to help out with papers in other fields as well. I especially love working on literary analyses and research papers. I’m comfortable with all stages of the writing process, from brainstorming to polishing a final draft, and particularly enjoy organizing papers in ways that leave room for a creative flow of ideas. I look forward to helping you with your paper this semester!
Jessica Capwell '16
I'm a senior from Charlotte, NC majoring in French literature and minoring in creative writing, but my academic interests also include anthropology and religion. Whether you’ve just started brainstorming, need help solidifying your thesis, or have already written a rough draft, I can help you with any type of writing assignment. On campus I like to pretend I'm a lawyer on Colgate's Mock Trial team and I write for the Maroon News.
Sarah Chandler '16
I am a senior majoring in international relations and minoring in creative writing. I have a lot of experience writing many different papers and I can help you at any point during the writing process. I like to get my creative juices flowing so if you need help brainstorming, I’m your girl! Being a journalist for the Maroon News has also helped me finesse my editing skills, so if you need help cutting some parts of your paper (which can be really hard!), I'm here for ya. In addition, I lead the Creative Writing Initiative on campus, so if you have any stories, poems, or more reflective prompts I really enjoy reading and working on those as well as any English papers or drafts for Core classes.
Iris Chen '17
I am a junior majoring in music and English with an emphasis on creative writing. Because of my academic interests, my writing focuses mostly on argumentative and analytic papers. I also have experience writing research papers in both social science and natural science. From argument development to detailed analysis, I am open to all kinds of questions in all stages of writing. My ultimate goal, after all, is to give you a helping hand on your way of becoming a better writer, and to help you enjoy the writing process as much as possible!
Federico Elizondo '17
Currently, I am a junior with a double major in psychology and sociology. I am very passionate about multi- and interdisciplinary education, so I look forward to working with students from all fields. Whether it be with outlines, drafts, final papers, or rewrites, I am always willing to offer a helpful hand to you at any point of your writing process. Additionally, I have a background in Spanish and debate as a Spanish-language debater. With that said, I am willing to work with you on speeches, presentations, or developing your speaking skills.
Taylor Gibbs '16
I am a senior from Westchester, New York majoring in history with a minor in writing and rhetoric. Outside of my major and minor, I am also interested in sociology and religion. I am happy to help you with any aspect of your writing, and I especially enjoy structuring arguments and providing feedback on introductions and conclusions. I look forward to reading and helping make papers from any fields great!
Hannah Goldstein '16
I'm a senior English major from Chicago. Other special academic interests include women's studies and political science. When I'm not working in the Writing and Speaking Center, I keep busy as an Outdoor Education staff member, as well as a member of the Swinging 'Gates. I'm crazy about writing, and would love to help you with any aspects of your assignment!
Kasey Halsey '18
Hi! I am currently a sophomore from New York City and I plan on declaring a major 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.
Jess Gorski '16
I'm a senior with a double major in history and Spanish. I've taken a wide variety of classes at Colgate and love working through outlining and planning papers; however, I'm excited by writing at all stages of the process! Tutoring the Verbal section of the SATs has trained me to pay close attention to grammar rules and errors, and I am happy to help in any capacity with papers of all kinds!
Hyeon Jeong '18
I am a sophomore from Cape Town, South Africa. I am majoring in mathematical economics and planning to minor in philosophy, but my academic interests also include othersocial sciences and languages. In addition to working in the Writing Center, I am a Link and 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!
Mason Jones '18
I am sophomore and plan to major 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.
Alyse Kalish '16
I am a senior majoring in English, which means I like reading and writing so much that I want to do it all the time!  If you are looking for a sounding board or an extra pair of eyes, I am here to listen and help, and the whole process is just as fun and rewarding for me as it hopefully is for you. I would say I have the most experience as a writer in literary analysis and creative writing, but I really love organizing, restructuring and refining any essay and reading about new, interesting topics. When I’m not at the Writing and Speaking Center, you will probably see me giving tours, eating, napping, and dancing in Dancefest!
Sage Krombolz '18
I am a sophomore planning to major in philosophy with a potential minor elsewhere in the humanities. 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!
Steven Nave '17
I am a major in German and a minor in linguistics. I feel confident writing about classicsfilm, and psychology. Beyond that, I'm interested in neuroscienceEuropean and Eurasian studies, and cultural theory.
Julia O’Neil '16
I am a senior majoring in economics and international relations. I’m happy to help with any stage of the writing process and I particularly enjoy working on the structure and organization of a paper. Besides working at the Writing and Speaking Center, I am also an economics tutor and am in Colgate’s Debate Society. Whether you’re at the beginning of the writing process, looking to make a good paper even better, or want feedback on a speech or presentation, I would love to help out!
Alex Pustelnyk '17
I am a junior from Austin, Texas majoring in philosophy. I have a special passion for public speaking, and have competed on numerous regional and national debate circuits. I believe that the key to successful public speaking is confidence in one’s message, knowledge, and style. Whether you need assistance overcoming speaking anxiety, organizing presentations, or simply practicing your craft, I would love to help you achieve your goals as a successful public speaker.
Emily Rooney '17
I am a junior majoring in educational studies and English, but I have taken classes all over the board at Colgate. I have the most experience with analytic papers in the social sciences and humanities, but my classes in creative writing and educational studies have also given me practice with unconventional prompts. I would love to work with you on deciphering prompts, brainstorming ideas, and structuring your paper. However, feel free to come to me at any stage in the writing process.
Zoe Smith '17
I am a sophomore from St. Louis, Missouri. Although I am undecided about my major, I enjoying taking classes in sociology, education, and English. In addition to working in the Writing Center, I work as a Link and am involved in the club Sidekicks. Writing is one of my favorite activities and I look forward to helping you with any aspect of your assignment!
Vincent Sterel '16
I am a senior majoring in Middle Eastern studies and minoring in Latin American Studies, though I have taken classes across the humanities. I am an international student from Holland who grew up in Dubai, so I really like reading about papers that discuss faraway places, and I’m always willing to learn about new topics. I love working with students at any stage of the writing process, but I particularly like refining arguments and ideas, and developing a thesis as much as possible.
Alanna Ticali '16
I'm a senior majoring in cellular neuroscience and minoring in the classics. As a student, I really have diverse interests and would love to help with any type of paper. I enjoy working on analysis and synthesis of ideas into convincing arguments, as well as organization, structure and grammar. Brainstorming appointments are also some of my favorites! I'm familiar with the format of lab reports, and enjoy learning new things whenever I can. When I'm not in the WSC, you can find me singing showtunes to myself, choreographing bellydance numbers, or desperately searching for free food around campus.
Lee Tremblay '16
I’m a senior from the Seattle area, double majoring in English with a creative writing emphasis and Social Science with a Global Issues focus. I’m most familiar with literary analysis and research papers, although I’ve also written a fair number of lab reports and op-ed articles. I currently report for the Maroon News and participate frequently in speech competitions, and I’m interested in reading papers from any field!
Marissa Yuen '17
I’m a junior from Honolulu, Hawaii. Although I’m majoring in English with an emphasis in creative writing, I love to work on assignments in any and all disciplines. When I’m not in the Writing and Speaking Center, you can find me supporting our Colgate Raiders as a member of the cheerleading squad. I look forward to helping you in any way I can!
Zoe Zissu '16
I am a senior from Pittsburgh, PA double majoring in history and economics. My favorite type of writing assignment is a research paper or any longer analytical paper, but I have written papers for a variety of disciplines. I can help with all aspects of the writing process, from brainstorming initial ideas to polishing a final draft. I have many interests outside my majors and would be happy to help you with a paper on any topic!