Meet the Writing and Speaking Center Consultants

The consultants are current Colgate students from across the disciplines and class years. The peer consultants receive ongoing training and have been selected not only for their skills, but for their genuine interest in others' ideas, voices, and learning.

I am a computer science and theater double major from Kolkata, India. I taught public speaking courses before coming to Colgate, and love anything to do with oratory skills, irrespective of whether it’s an academic assignment or not!

Hello! I’m from Seal Beach, California, and I’m a Spanish major and an English minor. 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 in my free time. I look forward to meeting you!

Hiya! I'm an English and Russian double major from Williamsport, Pennsylvania—which is equally far away from Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. I am here to lend a patient ear, bring out your strengths and creativity as a writer, and break down your latest stressful essay into manageable steps. I enjoy ballet, comedy improv, being employed, and getting caught in the rain. I look forward to learning with you!

Hi! I am an applied mathematics major and am minoring in sociology. I’m originally from Amsterdam, the Netherlands, but moved to Connecticut when I was about 12 years old. I enjoy reading students’ papers and would love to help you organize your thoughts, ideas, and writing at any stage in your writing process. Can’t wait to meet you!

Hello! I’m an English major (creative writing emphasis) and film studies minor, so I have experience in both creative and analytical writing for texts and media. Papers for courses I’ve taken like psychology, educational studies, and Core classes like Legacies are fair game as well! I’m from Boston (the suburbs though) but on campus I’m a CL at 113 Broad. In addition, I write for the Maroon News and I’m involved with Christian life on campus. I would love to work with you for whatever your writing needs may be!

Hi! I’m from outside of Boston, Massachusetts, and I’m majoring in computer science and minoring in economics! On campus I also work at the Office of Admission, dance in a dance group, and have leadership positions within Women in Computer Science, my sorority, and the Colgate Jewish Union. I love to read, write, and do a variety of performing arts as well! My editing skills stem from helping my younger sister and friends with their various essays, so I’ve worked with all sorts of different writers before. I enjoy working with scientific research papers, analytical essays, and everything in between, so I’m happy to help with any type of writing, at any stage!

Hello, I’m an English/creative writing major and French minor from Boston, MA. I came to Colgate uncertain of what I wanted to do, so I’ve taken classes in neuro, psych, econ, and comp sci in addition to English and French. 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. I love learning about basically anything. Outside of writing, I love to bike, hike, dance, travel, eat, and discover new music. Hope to see you soon at the Writing Center!

Hi! I am an art history major and political science minor originally from Los Angeles, CA. My family recently relocated to Nashville, TN, so I have now lived on the West Coast, East Coast, and in the South. I am more than happy to help with all stages of the writing process—from brainstorming responses to a challenging prompt, to doing a last minute check on a final draft. I come from a family of professional writers, so reading and writing have always been a big part of my life. The majority of my academic writing experience is in the humanities and social sciences, but I will also gladly help with assignments outside of my general field of study.

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!

Hello! I am a double major in English and history but have dabbled in other fields as well. I live in Houston, TX and aspire to become an environmental policy maker in the near future. My interests involve environmental justice, writing, traveling and animals (petting them mostly). I love to learn so I don't mind helping out with papers in fields that I might not be so acquainted with. My specialty is helping with organization, argumentation, and the flow of thought across your paper. As always, I am more than happy to help anyone in their journey to becoming a better writer.

Hey! I’m an English literature major and political science minor from New York City. I have no idea what job I hope to get after college but I’m sure it will be associated with writing and very unrelated to the STEM disciplines. I grew up in New York City so Hamilton was definitely a bit of an adjustment. While my academic interests are tied to philosophy, religion and sociology, I love reading papers that teach me about topics I haven't covered in class.

Hello! I’m an international relations major and a French and creative writing double minor from Bethesda, MD. Most of my writing experience is in creative writing and textual analysis, but I’m more than happy to help you out at any stage of the writing process, for any subject! At Colgate, I co-lead the newly founded John Quincy Adams Society chapter and am a member of the equestrian team. Outside of school, I love traveling, horseback riding, (watching) ice hockey, and (listening to) musical theater. I look forward to working with you!

Hey! I’m a peace and conflict studies major and biology minor from Boise, Idaho. I’m hoping to pursue work in public policy or public health, but specific career choices change on the daily. I love brainstorming essays and developing a cohesive structure for papers. I’m always happy to read any paper topics because it inevitably means that I’m learning something new and interesting.

I’m an international relations and East Asian studies double major from Durham, New Hampshire. Besides working as a peer consultant at the writing center, I’m involved in The Network and female mentoring at a local middle school. Growing up I always aspired to become a famous author, and although this is no longer the case, I still love creative writing. Most of my experience is in writing humanities and social sciences papers, but I’m certainly happy to edit work from any academic discipline. I look forward to working with you!

Hey y’all! I’m an English and philosophy double major from the scorching city of Phoenix, AZ. On campus, I write for the Maroon News and help run The Portfolio (Colgate’s literary and visual arts magazine which you should definitely read!!!). Besides my preoccupation with all things literary, I’m an experienced printmaker and novice dabbler in other art mediums. I love to bake pastries and bread as often as I can, so you might be able to snag a dessert if you stop by the writing center. I have experience writing and editing in all academic disciplines, but I’m most practiced in the humanities and social sciences. No matter where you are in the writing process, I can’t wait to hear from you and read about the ideas you have to share.

Hey future client! I was born and raised in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, a suburb near Philadelphia. Fun fact: I love the show Seinfeld. On a serious note, I'm a psychology major; I'm also working toward minors in both philosophy and educational studies. Philosophy has my heart, so please don't hesitate to bring in your confusing philosophy papers. Believe me, I know they can be difficult. Of course, though, I'm happy to help with any type of paper! Frankly, I think writing is cool, and I'm excited to learn with you!

Hi! I am a psychology major from North Carolina, and I am also pursuing minors in educational studies and creative writing. As a result, I’ve been exposed to writing from a variety of different disciplines and am happy to help with any type of paper! Outside of the writing center, I tutor Somali refugee students in Utica through the COVE and I work at the local nursery school in Hamilton. I can’t wait to meet and work with you all!

Hey! I’m a history major and educational studies/peace and conflict studies double minor enrolled in the Teacher Prep Program. On campus, I am a member of the indoor rock climbing club and MAD tutoring. Off campus, I love to spend my time in the outdoors kayaking and hiking. While the majority of my classes are in the history, education, and PCON departments, I also enjoy branching out and taking creative writing and geology courses. I look forward to meeting you and helping you with your writing process!

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 travelling 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!

Hey everyone! I am an English literature major and philosophy and writing and rhetoric double minor from Long Island, New York. The courses I have taken thus far are from a range of disciplines, but I have tried to use each of them (well, maybe not Linear Algebra) to inform my understanding of language. I love thinking about the entire process of written and verbal expression and would be excited to work with you on any of your papers!

Hi! I’m a physics major (and potential Chinese minor) from Los Angeles, California. In addition to working at the Writing Center, I am a volunteer SAT tutor through the Colgate COVE and Chinese tutor in the Foreign Language Program.  I enjoy working with students and I love writing, so I would be happy to see you at any stage of your writing process. I have the most experience with humanities and social sciences, but I am more than willing to help with papers from any discipline. I hope to see you soon!

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!

Hi! I am a political science and Middle Eastern and Islamic studies double major from Washington, D.C. In addition to working at the writing center, I am an SAT tutor and admissions tour guide/greeter. Though I have the most experience with the humanities and social sciences, I enjoy reading pieces from all disciplines and look forward to learning new things from what I read! I am totally willing to help with any assignment at any stage of the writing process.

Hi! I’m a history major and writing and rhetoric minor from Manhasset, New York. Most of my writing experience is in the humanities and the social sciences, but I’ve taken a variety of classes at Colgate (thanks Core curriculum) including in subjects like archaeology, philosophy, and statistics, so I am happy to help with work from all disciplines! Aside from working as a writing consultant, I am part of the Women’s Rugby Team, Greek life, and the Maroon-News. I’m so excited to meet you!

Hi! I’m a molecular biology major with a double minor in Spanish and medieval and Renaissance studies from Tucson, Arizona. On campus, I ride on the equestrian team and play the flute in the orchestra. Off campus, I love hiking and traveling, as well as canoeing, kayaking, and any sport that involves water. I also love reading and writing, so no matter what kind of essay you’re writing, I’d love to help out at any point in the process!

Hello there, my name is Minh Khue (you can call me MK for short) and I am an economics and computer science double major from Hanoi, Vietnam (also known as the land of “pho” and egg coffee). I applied to become a writing consultant because the position allows me to engage with new people and their ideas in a way that casual daily interactions do not. Although I do focus on my majors, I am curious about almost everything under the sun and would like to take this opportunity to learn a bit more from you guys about the various disciplines that are offered on campus. That being said, I have a lot more experience with literary analysis essays and social sciences research papers than I do with other kinds of writing. Outside of school, I enjoy cooking, listening to music, and discovering new indie movies. I am excited to meet and work with you all!

Hello!! I am a psychological science major with a possible minor in English, hailing from Atlanta, Georgia. I enjoy building strong argumentative papers as well as literature analysis, plus spicing things up on presentations. Nonetheless, I am more than willing to help with any writing assignment! I also am involved in MMA, a few bands on campus, as well as a few dance groups and Midnight Philosophy. I cannot wait to meet you!

Hello! I am an applied math major from Rochester, New York, who’s also interested in secondary education and chemistry. In high school, I had considered myself much more of a math and science student than an English one, but I’ve grown more interested in the reading and writing side of school in the past few years. Outside of classes, I tutor high school students preparing for their SATs, and really enjoy hiking, music, and art. I look forward to working with you and your writing!

Hey! I am an anthropology major and minor in museum studies, but I love reading all types of papers and learning about new disciplines! I am originally from outside of Washington, DC, and I used to competitively mountain bike in high school. Here on campus I write for the Maroon News, dance in our Ballroom Dancing Club, and volunteer as a tour guide in admissions. I am happy to help with any stage of the writing process and am looking forward to hearing your great ideas.

Hey! I’m an English and political science double major from Milford, New Hampshire. Outside of the Writing Center I am involved in the Colgate COVE through Liberty Kids and Hamilton Outdoor Group, and I am also an e-board member of Colgate’s Model United Nations team! While my primary areas of study are in English literature, creative writing and political science, I am eager to read any kind of paper while helping you through the writing process. I look forward to learning with you!

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