Anastassia Bougakova '16
I am a sophomore planning to major 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, so I've come to enjoy writing and editing papers of above-average length. I’m comfortable with all stages of the writing process, from brainstorming to polishing a final draft, and am particularly interested in organizing a paper in a well-structured manner that leaves room for a creative flow of ideas. I look forward to helping you with any aspect of your paper this semester!
Jessica Capwell '16
I'm a junior from Charlotte, NC majoring in French literature and minoring in English, 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 at any point in the writing process. I’m excited to work with students on all different types of writing assignments, but I have the most extensive experience with analytical and research papers. Between creative writing courses at Colgate and serving on the editing staff of the Colgate Portfolio, I spend a lot of time working with creative writing—feel free to come work with me on any creative or reflective assignments you may have!
Sarah Chandler '16
I am a junior majoring in international relations. 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, I'm here. 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.
Iris Chen '17
I am a sophomore planning to major 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 sophomore with an intended double major in psychology and sociology. I am very passionate about multidisciplinary education, and I look forward to working with students from all fields. I am always willing to offer a helpful hand to you at any point in your writing process. I have a background in Spanish and debate, and, unsurprisingly, I debate in Spanish. With that said, I am willing to help you if you have any speeches, presentations, or would simply like to expand on your speaking skills -- English or Spanish.
Hannah Goldstein '16
I'm a sophomore from Chicago. Though I'm quite undecided about my major, some of my academic interests include English, 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!
Jess Gorski '16
I’m a junior with a double major in history and Spanish. I’ve taken a wide variety of classes at Colgate (ranging from biology and psychology to political science and English) 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!
Anindya Guha '15
I'm a junior majoring in computer science and mathematics. Writing is a passion of mine, and I love discussing ideas and strategies with other writers. I'm happy to work with writers from any and all disciplines, regardless of what stage of the writing process they're in. I'm also a seasoned member of the Colgate Debate Club, and I thoroughly enjoy listening to speeches and providing feedback; so please do consider coming to me for your speaking needs too! When I'm not studying, debating, or working at the Writing and Speaking Center, I like to sit in a quiet room and reflect upon the meaning of life.
Peter Juviler '15
I'm a senior majoring in molecular biology with a minor in creative writing. I'm always excited to work with students at the writing center on anything from prompt to completed draft. Although I am a science major, I enjoy reading a variety of papers from many fields of study. I will do my best to focus on your specific needs and concerns, and my hope is that you will leave the center feeling more confident in your writing ability. No assignment is too small or too large, so please stop by.
Alyse Kalish '16
I am a junior 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!