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Meet the Tutors

Cass Adler ’24

Cass is a sophomore and an aspiring Hispanic Studies major from Bushwood, Maryland (a place that exists outside of maps and also time and space). She's hoping to minor in Creative Writing and/or Middle Eastern and Islamic World Studies. On campus, she works as an ALEX intern and writes for the Duel. She loves crocheting, fancy pens, and any media that centers on pulling off heists. She hopes to one day live the pastoral poet's dream of dancing and reading in quiet meadows without having to work for a living or deal with mosquitos.

Makayla Alston ’25

Sofia Bagdade ’24

Thomas Betts ’23

Tom is a History major from Wethersfield, Connecticut. He enjoys competing on Hamilton's mock trial team, where arguing and dodging questions are not only acceptable but encouraged. Other prevailing interests include baseball, backpacking, and fruit. He is often injured but takes solace in drinking tea and listening to music.

Bailey Black ’24

Bailey is a sophomore from Tacoma, Washington, who intends to major in Neuroscience and minor in Hispanic Studies. On campus, she also works as an EMT. In her free time, you might find her reading, watching soap operas/telenovelas in a variety of languages that she mostly doesn’t speak, or having passionate discussions with friends about the color of school subjects (hint: science is GREEN).

Grace Brophy ’24

Gabriela de Mendonca Gomes ’24

Bayley Dickinson ’25

Maja Domagala ’24

Maja is a sophomore from Philadelphia planning to double major in Creative Writing and Women’s and Gender Studies. When she’s not in the Writing Center, you might see her around campus at the Days-Massolo Center or the Counseling Center. The little free time she has is often spent reading and writing, drinking iced vanilla lattes, or complaining about the gender binary. If you hear the stomp of heavy boots and the jingle of keys, chances are that’s her—don’t be shy, and say hello!

Deanna Durben ’25

John Frank ’24

John is a sophomore from Dallas, Texas planning to major in Chemistry. Three things that bring him joy are blackberries, ducks, and the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar. Outside of the Writing Center, you can find him singing with the a cappella group Duelly Noted (he’s a bass), taking long walks in the Root Glen, or silently considering the relationship between truth and utility in Commons, second cup of coffee in hand.

Elizabeth Gaillard ’23

Elizabeth is a junior Neuroscience major and Literature minor from Ridgewood, NJ. She has a preternatural love of crossword puzzles, the Oxford comma, and Roald Dahl’s Matilda, which may just be the best book ever written. When not in the Writing Center, you can find Elizabeth assisting in the Neurology lab, traipsing around campus on evening walks, or solving riddles while pretending she’s in an episode of Criminal Minds. She usually has her copy of the APA style guide on hand, so don’t hesitate to stop her in the street with an obscure citation question.

Betsy Gale ’24

Betsy Gale is a sophomore from Clinton, New York (believe it or not) who intends to major in Sociology and minor in Environmental Studies. To answer all questions, she agrees that there is not much to do around here. Outside of the Writing Center, she tries her best to find your packages at the Mail Center and generally avoids academic work. If you have cracked the code to a perfect grilled cheese, please let her know your secrets.

Elizabeth Gee ’24

Elizabeth is a sophomore from Norfolk, Massachusetts who plans to major in History with some combination of Russian Studies, Sociology, and/or Creative Writing as a minor. She has a habit of forming passionate opinions about seemingly trivial things, so please don’t start an argument with her about whether a hot dog is a sandwich. When she is not in the Writing Center, you can find her working as a research tutor in the library, singing in the choir, or leaning over a 1,000-piece puzzle of a painting of the signing of the Declaration of Independence questioning her life choices.

Max Gersch ’23

Max is a junior from Bethesda, MD. He plans to double major in world politics and Russian studies. He enjoys eating (usually peanut butter), reading (dense history tomes or Harry Potter), and working out (or at least pretending to). When not in the Writing Center, you can find him on the rugby pitch being yelled at because he forgot how to play. In his defense, the rules are complicated.

Grace Goldberg ’24

Grace is a sophomore from Kinnelon, NJ majoring in Anthropology and French. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, hiking, listening to music, playing the flute, and watching movies with her friends. When she’s not at the Writing Center, you can find her making veggie quesadillas in the Minor kitchen, procrastinating in Fojo, or trying to flawlessly solve an expert level sudoku puzzle (a feat she has yet to accomplish).

Clara Harding ’23

Clara is a junior majoring in Government with a double minor in Hispanic Studies and Creative Writing. She hails from Idaho, which, to the surprise of many, contains more than just potatoes. In her free time, she likes to read, eat good food with friends, and watch intellectually stimulating TV shows such as Love Island and the Vampire Diaries.

Alex Kropaneva ’25

Abby LaCasse ’23

Abby is a Psychology major and Economics minor from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. On campus, she works as a co-director of HAVOC and as a research assistant in Professor Faig’s Affective Neuroscience Lab. She hopes to attend grad school and become a neuropsychologist, but in the meantime, she enjoys going to Panera with her friends, watching every medical show available on Netflix, and going to coffee shops around Clinton to get a latte (even though caffeine makes her incredibly anxious).

Danny Lee ’23

Danny is a junior from Statham, Georgia. He is a Sociology major and Creative Writing minor. You can find him around campus as an RA in Babbitt, or at the QSR Center as a Student Assistant (definitely not as a tutor). When not working, Danny enjoys reading, watching baseball, and finding extraordinarily terrible movies to watch with friends.

Miriam Lerner ’24

Owen Lewis ’24

David Li ’24

Kelly McElroy ’24

Elise Mizerak ’25

Miko Newman ’24

Miko is a sophomore from New York City who plans to major in History. When she’s not tutoring at the Writing Center, you can find her writing for the News Section of The Spectator, taking walks on Griffin Road with friends, or watching true crime documentaries in bed.

Sophie Rubenfeld ’23

Sophie is a junior from Baltimore, Maryland double majoring in Public Policy and Math. When not at the Writing Center, you can find her attempting to keep her limbs intact with the Alpine Ski Team, running Hamilton's Hillel, or giving tours. In her free time, she fuels her Chinese food addiction (though admittedly not too well in Central New York) and can otherwise be found doing 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzles.

Pippi Seider ’24

Pippi is a sophomore from Scarsdale, New York with an intended double major in Physics and Literature. She is a member of the women’s crew team and is an Adirondack Adventure Orientation Leader. In the rare moment when she is not in the Science Center basement glued to a problem set or doing the same pulling motion for thousands of meters, she can be found consuming copious amounts of Goldfish (they are truly the snack that smiles back) or exploring the Adirondacks. When she was six she wanted to be an astronaut, and she is still no closer to figuring out what she wants to be when she grows up.

Brian Seiter ’23

Brian is a History and Public Policy major from Woodbridge, Connecticut. On campus he works as a First Year Course student mentor, writes for the school newspaper, The Spectator, is an editor for the Hamilton Historical, and is a member of the Club Rugby team. He loves watching the Celtics (when they don't lose), skiing, and taking care of his fish tanks in his free time.

Ben Sherman ’24

Emma Swan ’23

Emma is a junior Literature major from Parsippany, New Jersey, a town with two libraries and a cancelled documentary. When left to her own devices, she is a games enthusiast, amateur baker, and avid music consumer. She hopes to one day grow a lemon tree, but for now she grows a jade plant in a mug.

Ryan Swanson ’24

Mika Tortusa ’25

Nate Wild ’24

Ainsley Wilson ’24

Anna Yankee ’25

Contact

Office / Department Name

Nesbitt-Johnston Writing Center

Contact Name

Jennifer Ambrose

Writing Center Director

Office Location
Kirner-Johnson 152
Hours
M
10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Tu
10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
W
10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Th
10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Fr
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Su
1 p.m. - 10 p.m.

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