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 a Spanish major from Seal Beach, CA. 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. I look forward to meeting you!
Amelia Fogg ’19
I am senior psychology major and a film and media studies minor. 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!
Rachel Keirstead ’19
I'm a double major in English and political science from Reading, PA. Although 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!
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!
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!
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.
Annie Zhanling Wang ’19
I’m a history major and writing & rhetoric minor from Chengdu, China. Besides writing and reading, I also love the sky, sunshine, flowers, and coffee. As a peer writing consultant, I am interested in not only the writing itself but also the writer and the system of knowledge behind the words. I have learned so much from working with my clients, and I look forward to learning more!
Olivia Haskell ’19
Hi! I am a senior double majoring in religion and international relations. I am one of those weird people who genuinely enjoys public speaking and I want to help other people enjoy (or at least not dread) it, too! I like helping people gain confidence in their speaking abilities, whether for a formal presentation or for a casual in-class discussion. In high school I was the captain of our speech and debate team, on which I competed mostly in impromptu speaking.
Madison Jozefiak ’20
Hello, I’m an English/creative writing major and French minor from Boston, MA. I came to Colgate thinking I would study neuroscience, and I’ve taken classes in neuro, psych, econ, and comp sci. Whatever kind of paper you’re writing, I’ll be happy to read it. I focus a lot on strengthening a paper in terms of clarity and support of its main ideas, but I’ll help you with flow and readability too; or whatever else you might be concerned about. I love learning about basically anything. Outside of writing, I love to bike, hike, dance, eat, and discover new music. Hope to see you soon at the Writing Center!
Emma Trinh ’21
Hello! I am a mathematical economics minor and German minor from Hanoi, Vietnam. I love writing and reading, listening to music and watching old films. I also enjoy traveling and taking photos of scenery. Having taken classes in various fields, I am mostly comfortable with all kinds of writing assignments. As a consultant, helping students with their writing is also a learning experience for myself and I greatly appreciate this opportunity. I would love to help my peers and learn as much as possible!
Isabel Van Wie ’20
Hi! I’m a biology and creative writing double major, so I’ve taken a pretty large variety of classes so far. I’m from a little town on Long Island called Oyster Bay, which is more popularly known for being the home of Billy Joel and Sagamore Hill (our only two claims to fame). I am on the varsity women’s lacrosse team here, and I also write for the Maroon News. I love that I have the opportunity to help people from so many different disciplines during their writing processes now that I’m working at the Writing and Speaking Center. If you plan on stopping by for an appointment, be sure to look me up on the schedule, I’m happy to help!
Simon Weisberg ‘21
Hi! I’m a physics major (and potential Chinese minor) from Los Angeles, California. In addition to working at the Writing Center, I am involved in Colgate’s club water polo team as well as teaching Chinese to second and third graders at Hamilton Central. I enjoy 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!
Karen Zhang ’21
Hi! I’m a history major and potential philosophy major/minor from Hangzhou, China. In addition to working at the writing center, I am also involved in the Maroon News and History Club. I have the most experience with humanities and social sciences, but I am more than willing to help with papers from any discipline. I’d love to explore new subjects by reading your papers, so don’t hesitate to make an appointment with me!