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Student Tutors

Our peer consultants represent majors from nearly all departments on campus, so chances are good that one of them has experience writing in your discipline. They are highly trained, enjoy the challenges of working with writers at all stages in the writing process, and uphold confidentiality about your work.

Please schedule an appointment with any of our peer consultants.

David Andrews

Major: Undeclared, Class of 2018
Reading: Cider House Rules;by John Irving
Listening: Tallest Man on Earth
Defining Place: Kings Canyon National Park   

Summer ArdellSummer Ardell

Major: Undeclared, Class of 2019
Reading: A Survival Guide for New Special Educators
Listening: The Hamilton soundtrack
Defining Plant: Ferns  

David BaiDavid Bai

Major: Computer Science, Class of 2018
Minor: Physics
Reading: Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
Listening: Sleeping Agent, Passion Pit, and The Strokes
Defining Article of Clothing: Green melanzana hoodie

Ali BairdAli Baird

Major: Economics, Class of 2019
Reading: The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Listening: The Lion King soundtrack
Defining Place: Disneyland

Anna BalaguerAnna Balaguer

Majors: Classics and Political Science, Class of 2019
ReadingAmerican Pastoral by William Goldman
Listening: Get Your Shine On by Florida Georgia Line
Defining Flora: Tulip

Keirsten BrownKeirsten Brown

Major: Organismal Biology & Ecology, Class of 2018
Reading: Eiger Dreams
Listening: Van Morrison
Defining Edible Flora: Beet

SCShiying Cheng

Major: Political Science, Computer Science, Class of 2018
Minor: Journalism, History
ReadingBloomberg by Bloomberg by Michael R. Bloomberg
Listening: Any rhythm in the world
Defining Creature: Seagull

Ethan CutlerEthan Cutler copy

Major: Philosophy, Class of 2019
ReadingHow Propaganda Works by Jason Stanley
Listening: Big Thief
Defining Species of Lemur: Anosy mouse lemur

Megan DemarshMeg Demarsh

Major: English, Class of 2019  
Minor: Film Studies 
Reading: Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
Listening: HAIM
Defining Snack: Animal Crackers

Abby DiessAbby Diess

Major: Political Science, Class of 2019  
Reading: Missing Person by Patrick Modiano
Listening: Baby I don't know Oh Oh by Vulfpeck
Defining Plant: Elm tree

Gabe FineGabe Fine

Major: English, Class of 2018
Reading: The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
Listening: Jason Isbell
Defining place: Eastwatch-by-the-Sea

Sara FlemingSara Fleming1

Major: History-Philosophy, Class of 2019
Minors: Spanish, Political Science
ReadingBeloved by Toni Morrison
Listening: Gregory Alan Isakov

Pranit GargPranit

Major: International Political Economy, Class of 2019
Reading: Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
Listening: Everything Kanye

Anika Grevstad

Anika Grevstad

Major: Asian Studies, Class of 2018
Minors: Environmental Issues, Film Studies
Reading: Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke



Eviva KahneEviva

Major: Undeclared, Class of 2018 
Reading: Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
Listening: Ani DiFranco
Defining Flora: Bluebonnet



Raine KennedyRaine Kennedy

Major: Political Science, Class of 2018 
Minor: Art History
Reading: The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson
Listening: Milk Carton Kids
Defining Cat: Tiger

Ashley Kim

Major: English Literature, Class of 2018 
ReadingThe Great Gatsby
Listening: Giraffage
Defining Fauna: Quokka



Tara Labovich

Tara Labovich

Major: Creative Writing (Poetry) Class of 2019
ReadingLetters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke
Listening: Julep by the Punch Brothers
Defining Flora: Climbing Ivy 


Anna Lynn-PalevskyAnna

Major: Math, Class of 2018
Minor: Music 
ReadingCalvin and Hobbes, anything by Atul Gawande 
Listening to: Bon Iver
Defining Beastie: Penguin out of Water  

Fiki MacFaddenFiki MacFadden

MajorHistory-Political Science, Class of 2020
Minor: Journalism
Reading: Sapiens by Noah Harari
Listening: The Night Me and Your Mama Met by Childish Gambino
Defining Place: Pulau Ubin, Singapore

Nathan Makela

Nathan Makela

MajorEnglish (Creative Writing, Fiction), Class of 2018
Reading: Roald Dahl
Listening: Frank Ocean

Kate McGinnKate McGinn

Major: Organismal Biology and Ecology, Class of 2018
Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver 
 Owling and cow tipping 

Bridget O'NeillBridget

Major: Undeclared, Class of 2019
ReadingThe Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
Listening: Fragile by Kygo 


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Maya Patel

MajorComparative Literature, Class of 2018
Minor: Feminist and Gender Studies
ReadingThe Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
Defining Animal: Cat-turtle


Cameron PattisonCameron Pattison

Major: Philosophy, Class of 2018
The Mandarins 

GracePGrace Perry

Major: Undeclared, Class of 2019
The Phantom Tollbooth
"Jubel" by Klingande

Sophia PraySophia Pray

Major: Anthropology, Class of 2019
Minor: Dance
ReadingThe Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
ListeningWho's Loving You by The Jackson 5
Defining Baked Good: Chocolate Brownie

Jared Russell Jared Russell

Major: Political Science and Philosophy, Class of 2018
Minor: Music
Reading: The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
Listening to: Chance the Rapper

Will Schneiger Will Schneiger

Major: Philosophy, Class of 2018
Reading: Postmodernism, or, the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism by Frederic Jameson
Listening to: Slowdive

Kate SchroederKate Schroeder

Major: Religion, Class of 2019
Listening: Fleet Foxes
Defining Movement: Dance

Morgen Seim

Morgen Seim

Major: Comp Literature, Clas of 2018
Minor: French 
Reading: The Magicians Trilogy 

Harper Sherwood-Reid

Harper Sherwood-Reid

Major: Comparative Literature, Class of 2018
Minor: Spanish
ReadingThis House of Sky
Listening: Overcoats
Defining Creature: Hippopotamus

Declan Siefkas

Declan Siefkas

Major: Music, Class of 2018
ReadingDune by Frank Herbert
Listening: City Life by Steve Reich
Defining Flora: Gigantic Night-Flowering Water Lily 

Amelia SmithAmelia (Mimi) Smith

Major: English, Class of 2018
Reading: Sula by Toni Morrison
Listening: Graceland


Tucker SmithAnn Smith

Major: English, Class of 2019
Minor: Art History and Political Science
ReadingThe old Man & the Sea
Listening: The National

Eli Thornburg

Elijah Thornburg

Major: Undeclared, Class of 2020
ReadingThe Color Purple by Alice Walker
Listening: Ron Pope and Pat Benatar
Defining Flower: Wild Iris

Maddie WaldenMaddie

Major: Chemistry, Class of 2018
Minor: Physics or English
Reading: The Mayor of Casterbridge


Charlotte Wall
Charlotte Wall

Major: Southwest Studies, Class of 2019
Minor: Journalism & English
Listening: Pachelbel's Canon in D
Defining Flora: Saguaro Cactus in Marrakech, Morocco

Emma WilsonEmma Wilson1

Major: Spanish and Comparative Literature, Class of 2018
Minor: Human Biology and Kinesiology
Reading: The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
Listening: Gregory Alan Isakov
Defining creature: Pika

Sara WorshamSara Worsham

Major: Molecular Biology, Class of 2019
Minor: Biochemistry
Reading: Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
Listening:  Frank Sinatra
Defining Creature: Elephant Shrew

Writing Center Assistants

Ben BacherBenB

Major: Film and Media Studies, Class of 2018

Fun Fact: Ben was a former u18 online bakgammon national champion!



 Sam AronsonSam Aronson

Major: Environmental Science, Class of 2020

Hobbies: Hiking, biking, playing soccer, eating, any type of arts and crafts

Fun Fact: Sam has never had a PB&J!




Kaitlyn HickmannKaitlyn Hickmann

Major: Film and Media Studies, Class of 2018

Hobbies: Hiking, supporting local farmers and play amateur but very competitive ping pong