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Consultant Profiles

Iris Chen '17
I am a senior 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
I am a senior 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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Scott Levinson ’17
I am a senior from Randolph, New Jersey majoring in political science and minoring in history. As someone who specializes in the social sciences, I find that most of my writing involves developing an argument and supporting it with evidence gathered from relevant documents, articles, and books. However, I am willing to work with you regardless of the subject matter and nature of your paper, at any stage of the writing process. Writing has always been a passion of mine, and I hope to share this passion with everyone who visits!
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.
Steven Nave '17
I am a senior major in German with 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.
Alex Pustelnyk '17
I am a senior from Austin, Texas majoring in philosophy and minoring in geography. 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 senior 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.
Zoë Smith '17
I am a senior majoring in sociology and specializing in the Arabic language. Working at the writing center for the past three years has been one of my favorite Colgate experiences, and I look forward to sharing my love of writing with you! I am most familiar with sociology essays and research papers, but I am happy to work with you on any piece of writing. Please don't hesitate to come into the center at any stage in your writing process–we look forward to meeting with you!
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.
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!
Marissa Yuen '17
I’m a senior from Honolulu, Hawaii majoring in English and minoring in educational studies. Most of my experience has been in writing literary analysis and argumentative papers, but I love to work on essays in a wide variety of academic disciplines. In addition to being a writing center consultant, I also write for the Maroon News and am a member of the cheerleading squad. I look forward to helping you in any way I can!