Writing Advisers

Meet the 2019-2020 Writing Advisers

 

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

7:00-9:00

Ebby (S)

Amelia

Kia

Jack

Jenna (S)

Amelia

Claire

Bethany (S)

Jo-Anne

Zoobia

Jack (S)

Claire

Quinlan

Kia (S)

Grace

Jack

9:00-11:00

Perrin (S)

Jo-Anne

Margot

Bethany (S)

Ebby

Quinlan

Perrin (S)

Grace

Margot

Ebby (S)

Jenna

Zoobia

Quinlan (S)

Bethany

Claire

(S) = Shift Supervisor

 

 

Wafa Abedin

 

Class of 2021

Major: Diplomacy and World Affairs

Minor: Economics

A place that feels like home: Walla Walla, Washington

Writing fellow, Abroad spring 2020

 

Wafa is a junior and this is her second year working as a writing advisor. Wafa believes writing is not only a skill but a powerful communication tool. She looks forward to helping her peers brainstorm ideas, strengthen counterarguments and extend analyses. In her free time, Wafa enjoys hiking, exploring LA, and spending time with friends.

 

Lilah Abrams

 

Class of 2021

Major: Politics

Minor: Religious studies

A place that feels like home: Portland, Oregon

Abroad spring 2020

 

Lilah is a junior from Portland, Oregon and starting her first year as a writing advisor! She believes the task of writing can be an empowering enterprise — uncovering ideas and highlighting one’s creative capacity. As a writing adviser, she is excited to work with peers to navigate the styles of writing within varying disciplines, both learning and aiding in the process. Beyond of the Writing Center, you might find Lilah taking a run with the cross country team, searching for the greenest areas of Los Angeles, or enjoying a scoop of ice cream.

 

Jenna Beales

 

Class of 2022

Major: undeclared

A place that feels like home: Novato, CA

 

Amelia Blankenau

 

Class of 2021

Major: Psychology

Minor: Critical Theory & Social Justice

A place that feels like home: Oxy

Abroad fall 2019

 

Amelia is a junior, and this is her second year as a Writing Adviser. Amelia views writing as a process that goes more smoothly when you start early, set small deadlines, adopt a growth mindset, and visit the Writing Center of course ;). This Spring, Amelia is looking forward to seeing new and familiar faces in the Writing Center, helping her peers improve their writing skills, learning across disciplines, and growing as a writer in the process. Outside of the Writing Center, Amelia enjoy beach days, Echo Park Lake, and mint chip ice cream.

 

Jackie Dall

 

Class of 2021

Major: Geology

Minor: Art history

A place that feels like home: La Crescenta, CA

Jackie is a junior geology major, art history minor from La Crescenta, CA and is in her second year as a writing advisor. She believes that writing is important to enhance communication, regardless of the academic discipline. When writing her own essays, she finds outlining and brainstorming ideas on a whiteboard to be helpful in crafting a good essay. Outside of writing, Jackie enjoys running, visiting museums, and a warm cup of tea.

 

Quinlan Genrich

 

Class of 2022

Major: undeclared

A place that feels like home: Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

Quinlan is a sophomore from Minneapolis, Minnesota, and this is her first year as a writing advisor. As a writer advisor she hopes to encourage her peers to be confident in and excited about their writing. Outside of the Writing Center Quinlan enjoys playing the violin, going to Twins games and taking bike rides with her friends and family.

 

Lili Henkel

 

Class of 2020

Major: Sociology

Minor: Critical Theory & Social Justice

A place that feels like home: Sonoma County, CA

Writing fellow

 

This is Lili’s third year as a writing adviser. She has always loved the written word and takes great joy in both reading and writing creatively. Lili believes that writing is an ever evolving process and looks forward to working with Oxy students as they develop and refine their own unique writing style. In the writing center, she hopes to not only help students improve their writing but to learn from them as well and to expand her own understanding of writing in the process. In her free time, Lili enjoys reading, basking in the sun, and spending time with loved ones. She hopes to see you in the writing center soon!

 

Margot Hoffman

 

Class of 2022

Major: English

A place that feels like home: Los Angeles, CA

 

Margot is a sophomore from Los Angeles. This is her first year as a writing adviser. She grew up with a love for creative writing that continues to shine through. While working at the writing center, Margot hopes to make the process of writing, brainstorming, and editing one that is collaborative and positive. When she isn’t writing, you can find her at the beach, playing with her three perfect dogs, or taking a long nap.

 

She works Wednesday from 7-9 and Thursday 9-11.

 

Zoobia Jilani

 

Class of 2021

Major: diplomacy and world affairs

Minor: history

A place that feels like home: southern Ca

 

Zoobia is a junior from Manhattan Beach, CA and this is her first year as a writing adviser. Zoobia believes that writing is a vital life skill, not just an academic necessity. She encourages people to not try and rush through the process, as each step of writing builds off of the previous one. She hopes that everyone comes to the Writing Center, not just for edits, but to continue progressing and improving your individual writing style. When the opportunity arises, Zoobia loves going off campus or just sitting in the quad with some friends and a good GB drink.

 

Jack Leonard

 

Class of 2022

Major: Chemistry, Urban and Environmental Policy

A place that feels like home: Denver, Colorado

 

Jack is a sophomore is excited to begin his first year at the Writing Center. Young Jack would be surprised to find himself with this job because he used to hate writing for many reasons—he now loves it for the same reasons! He enjoys being able to craft original ideas to present and constantly improve upon them throughout the writing process, realizing that a text is never truly finished. Apart from the Writing Center, you can find Jack doing chemistry research with the Hill Lab at Oxy or drinking an iced coffee and tweeting.

 

Claire Luethe

 

Class of 2022

Major: Undeclared

Minor: Spanish (intended), food studies (intended)

A place that feels like home: Seattle, Washington

 

This is Claire's first year as a writing advisor. As a writer, she enjoys drafting and seeing how ideas shift and emerge throughout the writing process. She is excited to learn and can’t wait to talk out big concepts with her peers. Outside of the Writing Center, Claire enjoys watching cooking videos on YouTube and taking care of her many plants.  

 

Kia Mackey

 

Class of 2021

Major: biology

Minor: Public Health

A place that feels like home: Seattle, Washington

 

Kia is a Junior from Seattle, Washington and this is her second year as a writing advisor. She believes that writing is an important skill to have no matter what discipline you are in. She hopes to create an inviting environment where individuals feel comfortable to seek guidance in how to effectively communicate their ideas through writing. Kia is also a member of the women’s soccer team at Oxy and enjoys sunsets, coffee, and going to the beach.

 

Grace Meschery-McCormack

 

Class of 2022

Major: Comparative studies in literature and culture

A place that feels like home: Sierraville, CA

 

As a first year, the WC was like a second home for me. Writing has always been something I did alone, but the Writing Center has allowed me to improve and refine my writing in collaboration and I am very excited to be working there and continue to collaborate with new people! When I am not at the WC, I like to explore small LA museums, historical houses and play solitaire.

 

Jo-Anne Naarendorp

 

Class of 2021

Major: Art history

Minor: black studies

A place that feels like home: New York, New York

 

Jo-Anne is a junior from New York; while this is her first year as a Writing Advisor, she has always enjoyed writing and cultivating ideas through writing. When not working at the Writing Center, you can probably find her being goofy with friends all around campus. She enjoys reading, museum-going, defending the reputation of New York City as the greatest place on Earth, and thinking fondly of her two cats. She’s excited to work together with students and create spaces of support, collaboration and shared learning!

 

Ebby Naftzger

 

Class of 2020

Major: Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture

A place that feels like home: anywhere in the desert

 

Ima Odong

 

Class of 2021

Major: Urban and Environmental Policy

Minor: Interdisciplinary Writing

A place that feels like home: Oxy

 

Emma Pottenger

Class of 2021
Major: Sociology
Minor: English, Politics
A place that feels like home: Branford, Connecticut

 

Emma is a junior Sociology major from Branford, Connecticut, and this is her second year as a writing adviser. She hopes to destigmatize the writing process and encourage students to think of writing essays as a liberating practice rather than a limiting one. Outside the WC, Emma listens to true crime podcasts and forgets to water her plants.

 

Bethany Widen

 

Class of 2021

Major: History

A place that feels like home: Mission Viejo, CA

Abroad fall 2019

 

Bethany is a junior from Orange County, California, and this is her second year as a Writing Advisor.  She believes writing is a fundamental skill and loves working with peers to improve their writing though brainstorming ideas and developing organizational structures which reflect the brilliance of their thoughts.  Outside of the Writing Center, you can find Bethany pursuing local museums, enjoying musical theater, reading anything history related, checking out new restaurants, or falling in love with the many dogs on campus.

 

Perrin Shyne

 

Class of 2020

Major: Cognitive Science, East Asian Studies

Minor: Interdisciplinary Writing

A place that feels like home: Saint Paul, Minnesota

 

Madison Taggart

 

Class of 2021

Major: Sociology

A place that feels like home: the many places where friends and family are

Abroad spring 2020