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Writing Tutors 2018-19


Meet the Tutors

Honor Allen ’21

Honor Allen ’21

Honor is a Philosophy major from Evanston, IL. On campus, she is an EMT, an Oral Communication Center consultant, and a Burke Library assistant. Off campus, she is lost and drooling in the grocery section of Target. She thinks she could be Nancy Drew, if only the people on this campus were robbed of their old clocks and pearl necklaces more often.

Natalie Basta ’19

Natalie Basta ’19

Natalie is a Senior from Larchmont, New York. She is a Government major and Psychology minor. When Natalie is not in the Writing Center or doing homework, she loves to get off campus and take advantage of the great restaurants and activities available in central New York — for example, apple picking and skiing! Natalie also loves anything with chocolate and often gets distracted online shopping.

Cam Blair ’20

Cam Blair ’20

Abroad-Fall 2018

Cam is a junior History major from Conway, Massachusetts. His passions include playing basketball, reading, and hanging out with Amy James in the COOP. He also really loves his mom.

Sabrina Boutselis ’19

Sabrina Boutselis ’19

Sabrina is a Literature major and a Senior from Andover, MA. She enjoys adding cilantro (her favorite food) to all of her meals besides breakfast, thrift shopping, frolicking in the Root Glen, and reading in her hammock behind Babbitt. Her other interests include short stories, snail mail, sunsets, and interesting socks.

Eleni Broadwell ’20

Eleni Broadwell ’20

Abroad-Fall 2018 and Spring 2019

Eleni is a junior and Brooklyn native who intends to major in History and minor in Government. In addition to working at the Writing Center, Eleni serves as a Connect Team Associate for Hamilton’s Career Center, hikes with HOC, and spends too much time at the gym running (against her will). When she just wants to relax, Eleni enjoys blasting John Mayer wherever she is, watching rom-coms, and eating any foods made with peanut butter or mangoes.

Julia Dupuis ’21

Julia Dupuis ’21

Julia is a sophomore from Mission Viejo, CA majoring in Creative Writing and future unemployment. As a dog enthusiast, a cult fiend, and a part-time wage slave to the capitalist machine, she has an understandable lack of free time. When not on shift at the Writing Center, you can find Julia writing stories, getting angry about politics, or taking long runs deep into the woods, never to return again.

Bryce Fan ’20

Bryce Fan ’20

Abroad-Fall 2018

Bryce is a junior from Pleasanton, CA planning to double-major in World Politics and Chinese. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, he’s a big fan of the 49ers and the Golden State Warriors (and most definitely not the Seahawks or Cavs). When not in the Writing Center, you can probably find him belting out High School Musical tunes, re-watching episodes of How I Met Your Mother, or contemplating his search for the world’s best xiao long bao.

Kyandreia Jones ’19

Kyandreia Jones ’19

Kyandreia is a junior Creative Writing major and French minor. She grew up in South Florida and when she thinks of home, she likes to say that she's in a Sunshine State of Mind. If she’s not in the Writing Center, Kyandreia can be spotted in her iconic wacky socks running on the rugby and track fields like zombies are upon her. She also enjoys writing short stories, reading YA novels, dancing to “Its Peanut Butter Jelly Time,” and promoting universal kindness.

Meredith Jones ’19

Meredith Jones ’19

Meredith is a senior Literature major from Norwell, MA. She likes dancing, running very slowly on G Road, and spending an hour eating breakfast every day. Her favorite mode of procrastination is daydreaming about what to eat for breakfast the next morning. If you feel the need to abbreviate her name to Mer, she prefers that you pronounce it “Mur” rather than “Mare.”

Amanda Kim ’21

Amanda Kim ’21

Amanda is a sophomore who was born and raised in Hong Kong but now calls Dallas, Texas her home. In her free time, she likes to watch Vine compilations and go to Walmart. She intends to double major in Psychology and Economics. Please wish her luck.

Debbie Kim ’19

Debbie Kim ’19

Debbie’s favorite activities include napping (especially multiple times a day), eating a cupcake in one swallow, tripping over flat surfaces, and star-gazing. She lacks depth perception and hates walking, so she's courageously embraced living on the light-side. It’s not so bad after all.

Joy Krasner ’19

Joy Krasner ’19

Joy is an Anthropology major from Rochester, NY. Some of her favorite hobbies include running, playing the drums, and experimenting with homemade vegan recipes… “with little success” — the taste testers. She is also a strong supporter of her self-made theory claiming any two foods that taste good separately will taste better together (excluding condiments). Feel free to challenge this theory next time you see her!

Elizabeth Maier ’19

Elizabeth Maier ’19

Elizabeth is a senior Literature and Hispanic Studies major from West Hartford, CT. She enjoys running on G road, going for glen walks, and trying to discover the best way to cook tofu (please send suggestions). Her other interests include dogs, breakfast, and procrastinating by talking with friends.

Hannah McLean ’19

Hannah McLean ’19

Hannah is a senior Creative Writing major with minors in History and Theatre. She is obsessed with all forms of storytelling, never grew out of her pop punk phase, and firmly believes that everyone should play Dungeons and Dragons at least once. While she respects those who refuse to celebrate Christmas until after Thanksgiving, she herself starts getting festive in mid-October.

Ben Morgan ’19

Ben Morgan ’19

Ben is a senior with a double major in economics and mathematics. Hailing from the famously boring town of Midland, Michigan, you can probably find him outside trying to convince people that it's actually not that cold here in upstate New York. When the weather is decent, he can usually be found happily playing golf with his Hamilton teammates or holed up in CJ scrambling to get his math homework in on time.

Sarah Morrill ’19

Sarah Morrill ’19

Sarah is a Literature major and Government minor from Southborough, Massachusetts. When not in the Writing Center or studying in the library, she loves escaping to the Vermont mountains to ski. She also enjoys hiking, traveling, and hot fudge sundaes with coconut on top. After studying in Italy during the Fall 2017 semester, Sarah has a new-found appreciation for Diner’s bacon, egg and cheeses. She can frequently be found on campus discussing her beloved black lab, Leo.

Rowan Myers ’19

Rowan Myers ’19

Rowan is a senior from the small town of Ghent, NY. He is a Public Policy major and Economics minor. When not in the Writing Center, Rowan likes to spend his time on the soccer pitch, skiing, and playing the popular board game Settlers of Catan. He supports the Glasgow Rangers, enjoys chicken parm, and has not watched the latest season of Game of Thrones yet, so please don’t spoil it.

Marlena Napier-Smith ’21

Marlena Napier-Smith ’21

Marlena is a sophomore from Philadelphia who plans to major in Mathematics and Chinese Studies. When she’s not tutoring at the Writing Center, you can find her leading hikes in the Adirondacks for HOC, attending Trivia Night, or eating too much cereal. Her favorite book is Merry Men by Carolyn Chute, and she can tentatively ride a unicycle.

Wynston Pennybacker ’19

Wynston Pennybacker ’19

Abroad-Fall 2018

Wynston is a senior History major from Dallas, TX. When she’s not on shift at the Writing Center, she sits in the same place for hours and pretends to work. Wynston enjoys competitive debate, long car rides, and videos of animals eating fruit. Wynston’s celebrity crush is Count Dracula.

Erin Pimentel ’21

Erin Pimentel ’21

Erin is a sophomore who grew up in Colorado Springs, CO. She is a Geoscience major who plans to double minor in Mathematics and Japanese. In her free time, she likes traveling, watching ocean documentaries, reading about ancient societies, and listening to music.

Julia Rosenbaum ’19

Julia Rosenbaum ’19

Julia is a senior from New York City, an English major, and an Art History minor. She is the co-editor-in-chief of the literary magazine, Red Weather. She is also very involved in one of the Jewish communities on campus, Hillel, where she cooks dinner and hangs out with friends. And most importantly, she eats too much Writing Center candy.

Sarah Salimi ’20

Sarah Salimi ’20

Sarah is a junior Sociology major from Westchester, New York. She likes the poetry of Dylan Thomas, all forms of peanut butter, critiquing power, caffeine, and the music of Travis Scott. She hopes to live in France one day.

Haruna Shimizu ’21

Haruna Shimizu ’21

Haruna is an intended Creative Writing or Literature major and a sophomore from Tokyo, Japan, although she does not know much about anime. Instead, she loves talking about the Harry Potter series and enjoys watching or reading the latest fan theories about the Harry Potter universe. She also plays the violin in the orchestra and in the string quartet. Her favorite food is anything spicy or sour, such as Thai food or most solid foods with vinegar, and her go-to drink is cranberry juice.

Vince Sorrentino ’20

Vince Sorrentino ’20

Vince is a junior from Syracuse, NY. In addition to tutoring at the Writing Center, he works at Cafe Opus. Maybe you’ve tried his chili or scones! He loves watching movies and some of his favorites include Alien and Bridget Jones’ Diary.

Majestic Terhune ’21

Majestic Terhune ’21

Majestic is a sophomore Literature and World Politics double major from Indianola, Iowa. Outside of the Writing Center, you can find her playing history trivia, managing The Duel, and writing for the Hamilton College website. She enjoys caffeine-free tea, sad, sad books, and long walks on Martin’s Way.

Aoife Thomas ’20

Aoife Thomas ’20

Aoífe is a psychology major and education studies minor from Belfast (Béal Feirste). She enjoys doing kendo, a Japanese, sword-based martial art, contemplating the lyrics of her favorite songs, watching YouTube videos and skateboarding down hills. Aoífe loves teaching kids and is planning to be a teacher when she’s older.

Colleen Wahl ’19

Colleen Wahl ’19

Colleen is a senior from Berkeley, CA. She is a computer science major and an IM volleyball enthusiast. Her current goal in life is to finish writing a story longer than ten pages. In addition to volleyball and writing, she enjoys tofu, dogs, K-pop, and fog, the last of which she is convinced does not get the appreciation it deserves.

Taylor Wallace ’19

Taylor Wallace ’19

Taylor is a senior from Canandaigua, NY, where she was raised by wolves. As a Creative Writing and Theatre double major, she spends most of her time holed up in KTSA, munching away at her fast-dwindling snack supplies. In her spare time, she enjoys re-watching her favorite sitcoms, scrolling through all the photos she still hasn’t taken off her phone from her semester in Japan, and pretending she’s actually going to start her essay when she gets home from work. Nice!

Ava Witonsky ’21

Ava Witonsky ’21

Ava is a sophomore from a sleepy suburb in the heart of Long Island. She is majoring in film and rounding it out with a very employable religious studies minor. Passions include: bemoaning the general lack of food on campus, wandering in the glen with green tea, and defending The Prince of Egypt as the greatest artistic achievement of the 20th century.

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