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Writing Tutors 2019-20


Meet the Tutors

Honor Allen ’21

Honor Allen ’21

Abroad Spring 2020

Honor is a philosophy major from Evanston, Ill. On campus, she is also 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.

Kaja Bielecka ’21

Kaja Bielecka ’21

Kaja is a junior sociology major born and raised in Poland (Poland, Europe, not Poland, N.Y. — a distinction she never thought she’d have to stress.) She enjoys random photoshoots with friends, the metric system, and pineapple on pizza. Despite being in her 20s, she hasn’t grown out of her angsty teen phase yet (it might be a lifelong thing — we’ll keep you updated.)

Cam Blair ’20

Cam Blair ’20

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

Emily Brewer ’21

Emily Brewer ’21

Abroad Spring 2020

Emily is a junior majoring in creative writing and minoring in Music and womxn’s and gender studies. She loves singing with Special K, watching old movies, collecting vinyls, wearing oversized clothing, and pretending that the plants on her windowsill are still alive. Her favorite pastime is responding to the organized chaos that is her life by eating a cookie and taking a nap.

Eleni Broadwell ’20

Eleni Broadwell ’20

Eleni is a senior history major and government minor from Brooklyn, N.Y. When she’s not tutoring at the Writing Center, you can find her running at the gym, drinking smoothies at Euphoria, or struggling to write her own papers, often at Commons or McEwen, of all places.

Ellen Chinchilli ’21

Ellen Chinchilli ’21

Abroad Spring 2020

Ellen is a junior who hails from Rochester, N.Y., another Upstate city under near constant cover of clouds and rain. She is studying biology and French, which is the most liberal arts combination that she could come up with. She plans to attend medical school but in the meantime enjoys purchasing overpriced lattes, (re)watching the cinematic masterpiece that is the Twilight Saga, and making terrible puns.

Ruth Coolidge  ’21

Ruth Coolidge ’21

Abroad Spring 2020

Ruth is a junior from St. Louis, Mo., and she would like everyone from just outside of Boston to remember who won the Stanley Cup this year (just kidding, she doesn’t care about pro sports that much). She is currently majoring in creative writing and cinema studies, but we’ll see whether she has time to finish both. When she’s not in the Writing Center, you can find Ruth screaming on the rugby pitch, paddling for hours with the marathon canoe team, spinning tales of Adirondack Adventure and summer camp, or staring wistfully out the window imagining herself kayaking through Canada. Ruth likes to be outside. But she also loves writing!!

Juliana DeSimone  ’21

Juliana DeSimone ’21

Abroad Spring 2020

Juliana is a world politics and French double major from Mansfield, Mass. A true New Englander, she drinks iced coffee in the winter and loves Boston sports. When not in the Writing Center, she spends her time rewatching her favorite TV shows and talking to her friends.

Sam Dils ’22

Sam Dils ’22

Sam is a sophomore from Williamstown, Mass., whose major is still undeclared. When not in the Writing Center, you can find Sam on campus playing on the soccer pitch, giving a tour, or keeping stats for the basketball teams. He has unhealthy obsessions with all of the following: college basketball (both at the Division I and Division III levels), the New York Times crossword puzzle, and pub trivia.

Julia Dupuis ’21

Julia Dupuis ’21

Abroad Spring 2020

Julia is a junior from Mission Viejo, Calif. 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

Bryce is a senior majoring in government and Chinese. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area, he’s a big fan of the 49ers and Warriors (and most certainly not the Seahawks or Raptors). When not in the Writing Center, you can find him rewatching episodes of How I Met Your Mother, reading political memoirs, or figuring out how to optimize value on his credit card points.

Gus Huiskamp  ’21

Gus Huiskamp ’21

Abroad Spring 2020

Gus is a history and French double major and junior from Mansfield, Mass. When he is not in the Writing Center or doing homework, he enjoys pursuing independent research and participating in Hamilton athletics, notably the curling and marathon canoe teams. Gus also loves playing music and writing for the Daily Bull—arguably Hamilton’s finest student newspaper.

Amanda Kim ’21

Amanda Kim ’21

Amanda is a junior 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 is double-majoring in psychology and economics. Please wish her luck.

Claire Lincoln ’20

Claire Lincoln ’20

Claire is a senior majoring in studio art and literature. She grew up in Darien, Conn. but can’t wait to live in a big city like New York. She’s known to passionately rant about things like TV, movies, or just about anything on the internet. She spends her time writing, drawing and procrastinating on YouTube. If you call out to her on Martin’s Way and get no response, don’t be offended: she has her headphones in.

Hope Medina ’21

Hope Medina ’21

Hope is a sociology major from Roseville, Calif. If she’s not working at the Writing Center, she might be organizing art slides in Molly Root. She likes cute stickers, asking her roommate to make her coffee, and going to Tex-Mex with her pals.

Marlena Napier-Smith ’21

Marlena Napier-Smith ’21

Marlena is a junior from Philadelphia double-majoring in mathematics and Chinese. 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.

Erin Pimentel ’21

Erin Pimentel ’21

Abroad Spring 2020

Erin is a junior who grew up in Colorado Springs, Colo. She is a geosciences 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.

Lukas Puris  ’20

Lukas Puris ’20

Lukas is a senior philosophy major and public policy minor from Tappan, N.Y. At his happiest when dancing or engaged in philosophical discussion, he is practicing how to do both simultaneously. If you ask about his hopes for the future he will tell you that he wants to one day move to Latvia. But privately, he already has plans to start a commune.

Kyra Richardson ’21

Kyra Richardson ’21

Kyra is a junior literature and art history double major who hails from the greatest NYC borough: Queens. You might witness her walking— with too many bags in tow— from the Writing Center to the library, where she is a Help Desk Student Assistant and a Digital Media Tutor. When she isn’t holed up in Burke, you might find her watching HBO’s newest hit show, eating spinach and cheese omelets, reading short stories, or asleep by 11 p.m.

Sarah Salimi ’20

Sarah Salimi ’20

Sarah is a senior Sociology major from Westchester, N.Y. 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

Abroad 2019-20

Haruna is a creative writing major and a junior 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 senior from Syracuse, N.Y. 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 junior 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.

Bobby Treadwell  ’20

Bobby Treadwell ’20

Bobby is a senior government and mathematics double major from Burlington, Vt. — please don’t test his arithmetic, though. When not in the Writing Center or holed up in the library, he enjoys supporting Liverpool FC, rereading books that he read a decade ago for nostalgia’s sake, and pretending he knows anything at all about science or fine art with the Quiz Bowl club.

Emily Walker ’22

Emily Walker ’22

Emily is a sophomore archaeology and art history major from Tallahassee, Fla. When not working at the Writing Center or the Wellin Museum, she enjoys watching the X-Files, playing the saxophone, or reading Stephen King. You can often find her arguing with people about whether Vincent Van Gogh committed suicide, looking for cool rocks, and researching Mothman sightings.

Ava Witonsky ’21

Ava Witonsky ’21

Ava is a junior 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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