Writing Advisers

Meet the 2020-2021 Writing Advisers

All times PDT

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

4:00-6:00

Dani

Moira

Radha

Jo

Charlotte W.

Kelechi

Charlotte H.

Jo

Quinlan

Rees

6:00-8:00

Grace 

Berret

Danielle

Leila

Charlotte H.

Codey

Elliot

Nicco

Femke 

G

Margot

Jack 

Kelechi

Taylor

Dani 

Berret

Moira

Nicco

8:00-10:00

Quinlan 

Charlotte W.

Rees

Taylor

Jenna 

Femke

Grace

Matt

Matt 

Codey

Elliot

Jo

Claire 

Charlotte H.

Danielle

Leila

Radha 

G

Jenna 

Margot

 

 

Berret Yuffee

 

Class of 2024

Major: American Studies; Critical Theory & Social Justice (intended)

Minor: Interdisciplinary Writing (possibly)

A place that feels like home: Anywhere near the ocean!

 

I chose to work in the writing center because the writing center was an immensely helpful resource for me when I felt like my anxiety was getting in the way of my ability to write, and I really wanted to be a resource for anyone else in that position.

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Codey Carr

 

Class of 2023

Major: Politics

Minor: Philosophy

A place that feels like home: Lake Charles, Louisiana

 

Codey is a junior and starting his first year working in the writing center. Writing is one of the most important tools that one can bring into any situation; thus, providing both an academic and social space for peers to hone this skill and find joy in it is essential! Outside of the writing center, Codey enjoys doing policy research, drinking iced coffee, making Spotify playlists, and playing sudoku! 

Pronouns: he/him/his

 

Radha Arora

Radha Arora

 

Class of 2023

Major: Economics

A place that feels like home: California

Writing Fellow (Fall)

 

Radha is a junior, and this is her second year as a writing advisor. She believes that writing is an important tool for communication, and hopes to help students develop practices that make the process of writing a less fearful prospect. Outside the Writing Center, you can find Radha reading or basking in the sun

Pronouns: she/her/hers

 

Jenna Beales

 

Class of 2022

Major: Critical Theory & Social Justice

Minor: Interdisciplinary Writing; Food Studies

A place that feels like home: Hiking Trails

Writing Fellow (Spring)

 

Jenna thinks writing can be a wonderful means to express yourself and connect with others. She hopes she can offer support as you learn what writing process works best for you! When she's not at the Writing Center, you can find Jenna taking walks, reading, and picking up the basic skills of 5 new hobbies before ceaselessly moving on to the next 5.

Pronouns: she/her/hers

 

Gwen Berghof

Danielle Jonas-Delson

 

Class of 2024

Major: Undeclared (possibly Cognitive Science)

Minor: Undeclared (possibly Spanish)

A place that feels like home: Novato, CA

 

Writing has not always been easy for me, but over time, I have learned to appreciate the creativity and patience involved in the process. I enjoy writing in order to communicate and express what goes on in my mind, and I look forward to guiding you through this process and helping you discover your strengths as a writer. I am so excited to work at the Writing Center this year and to get to know you. Outside of academics, you might find me running with the cross country team or sitting outside with a book or podcast.

Pronouns: she/her/hers

 

Elliot Schena

 

Class of 2023

Major: Cognitive Science; Critical Theory & Social Justice

A place that feels like home: Overcast California beaches

 

Elliot is a junior and this is their first year working in the Writing Center. With practice in both STEM and humanities writing forms, they are prepared to help any student navigate their strengths and challenges. As an adviser and anxious writer, their goal is to instill confidence in their peers, regardless of writing experience and confidence. Writing is a creative social practice that should be accessible to all, and Elliot looks forward to helping their peers with the knowledge production process. Outside of work, you can find them in Wikipedia rabbit holes, at punk shows, or cuddling cats.

Pronouns: they/them/theirs

Matt Chopp

Matt Chopp

 

Class of 2022

Major: History

Minor: Politics

A place that feels like home: Zuma Beach

 

Matt is a Senior History major from Thousand Oaks, CA and this is his second year as a writing adviser. He thoroughly enjoys the writing process and is looking forward to helping all types of students improve their skills as writers in a collaborative environment. When Matt isn’t working at the WC, you can find him reading about history or running for Oxy’s track and field team!

Pronouns: he/him/his

 

Dani Cooke

Dani Cooke

 

Class of 2023

Major: Critical Theory & Social Justice

Minor: Politics and Interdisciplinary Writing

A place that feels like home: Boulder, CO (and the lemon trees in front of Haines)

 

Dani is a junior in her second year as a writing adviser and first year as a writing fellow. She is passionate about writing as a creative art, mode of self-expression, and tool for social change, and loves working with students to find excitement and enjoyment in their writing assignments. As someone who knows firsthand how anxiety-provoking academic writing can be, Dani is passionate about helping all types of students gain confidence in their unique voices and approaches to the writing process. Outside of her work in the Writing Center, Dani enjoys roller skating, making funky earrings, Rocky Horror Picture Show, and drinking too much coffee. She hopes to see you in the Writing Center soon

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Esme Epstein

Gillian Northway

 

Class of 2024

Major: Music Composition

Minor: Critical Theory & Social Justice (hopefully!)

A place that feels like home: A Michael's store

 

G is a sophomore, and this is their first year working in the writing center! They love - and hope to help their peers love - the creative and expressive elements of writing. On campus, you can find them working in dance pro, dance team, the music department, and OSAC, or otherwise in their dorm painting, surrounded by plants!

Pronouns: they/them/theirs

 

Quinlan Genrich

 

Class of 2022

Major: Diplomacy and World Affairs

Minor: Religious Studies

A place that feels like home: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Writing Fellow (Fall)

 

Quinlan is a senior from Minneapolis, Minnesota, and this is her third 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

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Charlotte Harrington

Charlotte Harrington

 

Class of 2023

Major: Psychology

A place that feels like home: Nashville, TN

Writing Fellow (Spring)

 

Charlotte is a junior Psych major. She's excited to be in-person at the Writing Center working with students! She hopes to help her peers craft well-organized papers and come to love the writing process. Outside of the WC, Charlotte loves going anywhere near the ocean, reading nonfiction books, and finding the best vegan ice cream.

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Margot Hoffman

 

Class of 2022

Major: Sociology

Minor: Interdisciplinary Writing

A place that feels like home: Los Angeles

Writing Fellow (Fall)

 

Hi! My name is Margot and I am a senior from Los Angeles, CA. This is going to be my third year being a Writing Adviser and my second year as a Writing Fellow. This year, I am excited to continue helping students with their writing while also engaging with students on diverse and interesting topics. In my free time I like to check out local coffee shops, play with my three doggies, and watch HBO shows.

Pronouns: she/her/hers

 

Jo Kim

 

Class of 2023

Major: Psychology

Minor: Kinesiology

A place that feels like home: Cerritos, CA

 

My name is Jo, and I'm a junior Psychology major at Oxy. I'm excited to be a source of support for others so that writing can feel like an enjoyable process for everyone! Writing up a big paper can feel intimidating sometimes, but I'm here to meet students wherever they are in the writing process! When I'm not at the Writing Center, you can find me dancing, reading a good book, or just enjoying coffee :)

Pronouns: she/her/hers

 

Jack Leonard

 

Class of 2022

Major: Chemistry 

Minor: Urban and Environmental Policy

A place that feels like home: Los Angeles!

Writing Fellow (Fall & Spring)

 

Jack is a senior and is excited to be working for a third year in the Writing Center and his second year as a Writing Fellow. Originally from Anchorage, he has also lived in Aberdeen, Houston, London, and Denver, but his favorite by far is Los Angeles. Jack loves to work in the Writing Center because it gives him the opportunity to meet new people and see the fascinating work other people are doing at Oxy. Apart from working in the Writing Center, you can find Jack doing chemistry research with the Hill Lab, drinking an iced coffee, or tweeting.

Pronouns: he/him/his

River Lisius

Kelechi Ogbuokiri

 

Class of 2024

Major: Computer Science

Minor: Sociology

A place that feels like home: New York/Washington D.C.

 

Hey, all. My name is Kelechi Ogbuokiri and I am a second year. Beside writing, I enjoy playing sports, reading, and singing in groups. I am located on the other coast in Maryland so, although I have not seen the full campus, I do look forward to taking advantage of the opportunities the college offers. One of those opportunities includes joining the Writing Center. My interest in joining is due to my want to propel others, similar to how mentors propelled me from failure to success and enjoyment of writing. I hope I can succeed in this and also get to meet new people in the process.

Pronouns: he/him/his

 

Claire Luethe

Claire Luethe

 

Class of 2022

Major: Chemistry

Minor: Food Studies

A place that feels like home: Washington State beaches!

Writing Fellow (Fall & Spring)

 

Claire is a senior Chemistry major from Seattle, WA and this is her third 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— she especially loves combining different disciplines through writing to make something new! When not in the WC, you can find Claire crocheting, cooking, doing chemistry research with the Cannon Lab, or playing with her dog, Olive.  

Pronouns: she/her/hers

 

Leila Anzalone

 

Class of 2024

Major: Undeclared (Possibly Critical Theory & Social Justice)

A place that feels like home: Kailua, HI

 

Leila is a sophomore from Kailua, HI and is excited to start her first year as a Writing Adviser!  Although she is new to Oxy’s campus, Leila is eager to meet other students and advisers in the Writing Center.  She is especially drawn to the sense of community that the Writing Center provides, allowing space to refine and improve communication skills.  Other than writing, Leila’s interests include surfing, roller skating, playing with any dog in sight, and practicing yoga with her twin sister. 

Pronouns: she/her/hers

 

Grace Meschery McCormack

Grace Meschery-McCormack

 

Class of 2022

Major: Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture

Minor: Art History

A place that feels like home: Sierraville, CA

 

The writing center is a place on campus where wonderful conversations and writing advice meet. I applied to be an adviser on the recommendation of Prof. Burkdall, and have since experienced a kind, funny, and open community.

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Moira Tanedo

 

Class of 2024

Major: Undeclared (possibly Critical Theory & Social Justice and/or Media Arts & Culture)

Minor: Undeclared (possibly Interdisciplinary Writing)

A place that feels like home: The mountains

 

Hi, I'm Moira (she/her), and I'm originally from Albuquerque, NM (although I was born in the Philippines), but I recently became a Washingtonian! I love baking, bingeing, and am trying to pick up reading for leisure again. I chose to work at the Writing Center because I believe good writing is a skill that should be as accessible as possible, especially at college. Unfortunately, most do not have the resources to learn. I know that I am not an expert at writing, nor do I claim to be. But, I was lucky enough to have been taught by incredible teachers and professors, and I would love to share what I've learned to as many students as possible :)

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Nicco Bartone

Class of 2024
Major: Psychology
A place that feels like home: Houlton, ME

 

My name is Nicco Bartone and I'm a 20 year old sophomore from Georgetown, Maine. I spent my first year online so I'm extra excited for this year for so many reasons. I'm on the swim team and I can't wait to try out the pool. Beyond that, I am just so ready to meet new people. I enjoy creative writing, mainly with short stories, but I'm beginning to get more into free form poetry.  I wanted to work at the Writing Center to help people with their writing, but also to try and communicate the interest and passion I have for writing. Besides being a necessary skill, I believe writing is one of the most tangible ways for a person to get to know themself, and I want to try and help people refine their skills so that they may better know who they are and how they feel as a result.

Pronouns: he/him/his

Aanya Rampuria

Rees Walker

 

Class of 2023

Major: Critical Theory & Social Justice

Minor: American Studies; Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

A place that feels like home: Seattle, WA

 

Since coming to Oxy, I have used the Writing Center in almost all my studies whether I needed a grammar check or was struggling with a prompt. I choose to work at the writing center because it offers a plethora of opportunities to connect, engage, and grow as an oxy community as well as in your individual studies. The writing center is not only academically oriented but also a space for creation and support.

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Charlotte Whorton

Charlotte Whorton

 

Class of 2023

Major: Biology

A place that feels like home: Seattle

 

In her spare time, Charlotte enjoys running, exploring new places, and spending time with her loved ones. She is excited to work with the Oxy community as a Writing Advisor this year. She can't wait to assist her peers in building such an important skill.

Pronouns: she/her/hers

 

Taylor Eng

 

Class of 2023

Major: Psychology

Minor: Philosophy

A place that feels like home: The ocean!

 

For me, writing acts not only as a form of professional communication, but as a way to express myself. I have always enjoyed writing, particularly creative writing, as well as editing and reviewing my peers’ papers. With all of this in mind, I chose to work in the Writing Center because I love this form of creativity and hope to aid in inspiring a passion and appreciation for this essential life skill. 

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Alika Williams

Femke Teunissen

 

Class of 2023

Major: Diplomacy and World Affairs

Minor: Politics; Economics; Critical Theory & Social Justice

A place that feels like home: My home is in the Netherlands- Haamstede.

 

Femke Elseline Teunissen is a junior from New York City and Amsterdam. I believe that writing is an important life skill that helps with communication and that is inter connected in everything that we do. I want to help students become more confident writers so that they can express themselves in a way that feels comfortable. I want students to feel like the writing center is a safe space for expression, learning and growth. We are here to help! In my free time I love to play tennis, cook, travel, read and listen to podcasts.

Pronouns: she/her/hers