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Writing Center

Writing Tutors, Fall 2012

Profiles of Writing Tutors

Emily Anderson '13
Emily is a senior Public Policy major from Simsbury, CT. Her interests include eating Opus cookies, not going to the gym and reading Booker Prize winners. She is also an Alternative Spring Break leader and a member of the HAVOC E-board.
Emily Archer '13
Emily is a senior Art major and Sociology minor who plans on going to culinary school after Hamilton. When not in the Writing Center, she can most likely be found spending too much time in the List art studios. Her interests include baking, harmonizing with the Hamiltones, drinking superfluous amounts of coffee, and doodling on any surface that presents itself to her.
Cara Bigony '13
Cara is a senior from Weston, MA. She is majoring in Comparative Literature and her minor is French. Her interests include Russian novels, ‘80s movies, New York City’s infinite supply of used bookstores, peanut butter, travel, and spending time with family and friends. She is also a Fiction Editor for Red Weather and a Residence Advisor.
Emma Bowman '15                                                                   Emma is a sophomore who hopes to be an English and Sociology double major.  She likes electroswing music, Shakespeare, BBC Sherlock, and people. When passing by Kirkland on a stormy day you might glimpse her in an upstairs window, lounging on the sill and reading a book.
Marty Cain '13                                                                        Marty is a senior Creative Writing major, Senior Fellow, and a Cinema & New Media Studies minor. He’s from a small town in Vermont, and is currently pursuing a year-long Senior Fellowship on surrealism and the pastoral tradition. His interests include writing poetry, viewing and thinking about avant-garde film, performing in loud punk bands, and playing tennis poorly.
Cooper Creagan '13
Cooper is a senior English major and Math minor.  He has also studied Philosophy, Anthropology, Spanish, French, Chinese, and Japanese.  When he's not in the Writing Center or performing his RA duties in Keehn, he is often panicking about his thesis or trying not to think of the fast approaching future.  He also enjoys the Settlers of Catan.
Isaac Handley-Miner '14
Isaac is a junior Economics major from Saratoga Springs, New York. His favorite pastimes include sledding, practicing the cello, playing Ultimate Frisbee, and of course, partying. His favorite work of literature is Goodnight Moon.
Alex Host '13
Alex is a senior Philosophy major and Music minor. He also enjoys literature.
Dylan Jackson ‘13
Dylan is an English major and Sociology minor from a small town on the coast of Maine. He enjoys rowing, running, reading, and (apparently) alliteration.
Rory Keating '14                                                                  Rory is a junior majoring in Creative Writing. He enjoys singing in the college choir and hopes to study abroad next semester.
Isabel Krakoff '14                                                                    Isabel is a junior World Politics major from Acton, MA. Her interests include rugby, marathon canoe racing, reading, hiking, and traveling. In the spring she will being going abroad to Vietnam, Brazil, and South Africa.
Lindsay Kramer '13                                                            Lindsay is a senior from Hopkinton, Massachusetts majoring in English (and frequenting both the Psychology and Dance departments). She’s especially fond of classic rock, coffee mugs, TV crime dramas, and the bench outside KJ.  Feel free to say “Hi” if you see her there.
Jess LeBow '15                                                                           Jess is a member of the class of 2015. She expects to be an English and Art double major. Her favorite book is The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas and her favorite movie is The Princess Bride. She follows certain food blogs a bit too closely and loves to cook though she rarely has the opportunity to do so on campus!
Dana Leonard '13
Dana is a senior Geoscience major and a Hispanic Studies/Art double minor from Concord, MA.  Her interests include photography, chocolate, skiing, tea, and snowflakes.
Megan Murphy '15                                                                  Megan is a sophomore from the booming metropolis of Albany, NY. She’s a probable Government major hoping to minor in everything else.  She loves all things Russian, good coffee, terrible stand-up comedy, especially descriptive words, and impromptu discussions on the meaning of life.
Grace Parker-Zielinski '14
Grace is a junior from Trumansburg, NY and is an English major. Her interests include music festivals, Eddie Izzard's stand-up comedy, British candy bars, and the New York Times. She is a tutor for America Reads and a TA for intro psych. When she's not doing various tutoring activities, she enjoys spending time planning her future worldwide travels, and wistfully wondering why humans don't hibernate.
Abby Saks '14
Abby is a junior from New York City who is double majoring in English and Art. When Abby isn’t playing Club Water Polo, she can be found booking comedy shows for the Campus Activities Board. She is obsessed with Bananagrams, dumplings, and unicorns. In her free time, Abby also enjoys antiquing and scuba diving.
Sarah Sgro '14                                                                     Sarah is a junior majoring in Creative Writing and Psychology. In her free time, she enjoys reading poetry, creating online shopping carts, and—despite her questionable cooking abilities—talking extensively about food.         
Nick Solano '14                                                                            Nick is a junior Government and Economics double major from Nashua, New Hampshire.  He is also a tutor for the ABC Program, an assistant coordinator for Project SHINE, and a board member for Rebuilding Together Mohawk Valley.  In his free time, Nick can be found running loops around Hamilton, wasting away his paycheck at Dunkin' Donuts, or in the gym.  His favorite book is Born to Run.
Susannah Spero '13                                                           Susannah is a senior with an interdisciplinary concentration in Socioeconomic and Political Studies and a Studio Art minor. She enjoys growing vegetables and shoveling manure. Her intellectual interests include corporate social responsibility in the Mongolian extractive industry and Suri Cruise's wardrobe.
Erin Sullivan '13
Erin is a senior from Cooperstown, NY and majoring in Russian Studies. She plays rugby and is a HAVOC site coordinator for the Johnson Park Center in Utica. Her interests include arts and crafts, naps, doodling, and dark chocolate.
Madeline Umscheid '14                                                   Madeline is a junior from Minneapolis, Minnesota who is majoring in Math with a double minor in English and Computer Science. This semester she will grade Linear Algebra homework and pop up at the computer science lab to TA when you least expect it. When not furiously attempting to be amusing in her new role as Secretary for the Emerson Literary Society, you can find her hanging out in CJ, attempting to convince her friends to have tea parties with her, and reading P. G. Wodehouse.
Olivia Valcarce '15                                                                    Olivia is a sophomore who plans to be an English major and Math minor. She enjoys reading, writing, linguistics, and words in general. She is on the Curling Team and the Hunt and Dressage horse-back riding team. Although she lives on Lightside this year, she is still a Darksider at heart.
Adam Wenick '13                                                                   Entering his rookie year at the Writing Center, Adam is a senior Economics major from Newtown, Connecticut. Come to the Writing Center to meet with Adam and you’ll discuss your paper over a bag of Swedish Fish. Who doesn’t like Swedish Fish?
Brandon Wilson '14                                                          Brandon is a junior Physics major intending to minor in two unrelated and undecided fields. He hails from the woods of New Hampshire, which explains his passion for alpine ski racing. When not in the basement of the Science Center, he is almost certainly cycling the roads around Hamilton with the cycling team or skiing with the alpine ski team, depending on the weather. Despite recently reading Ivanhoe and The Once and Future King, his favorite work of literature remains Bram Stoker's most famous work, the epistolary novel Dracula.
Meghan Woolley '13
Meghan is a senior from Durham, CT majoring in History with minors in English and Hispanic Studies. When not completing copious amounts of reading, she enjoys spending time writing for The Spectator, playing the flute, and coming in last at Trivia Night. She is also passionate about Lord of the Rings, Arthurian literature, and board games. Her weaknesses are chocolate and pomegranates.
Hannah Zucker '15
Hannah is a sophomore considering a Neuroscience major as well as an Art major or minor. She's also premed. In her free time, Hannah enjoys rowing on Hamilton's crew team, practicing martial arts, listening to all sorts of music, and reading whatever books she can find.