Staff 2016-17



David Lipscomb

Lipscomb (1)First, I’m proud of our Center and our staff. You’ll see below an impressive group of well-trained tutors who are also approachable and extremely helpful.  As for me, I’ve been teaching writing and what’s often called “communications” for more than two decades. In addition to heading the Writing Center and teaching writing at Georgetown, I work as a writing coach for various organizations, including Kellogg, Fannie Mae, and the American Red Cross; if you’re curious about my work with professional writers, you can check out my company’s site or read a profile of me in the Chronicle of Higher Education. Before coming to Georgetown, I taught writing at Wake Forest University and Columbia University, where I earned my Ph.D. in English.


Alexis Larios

img_3016Alexis is a student in the College majoring in English and Government. She specializes in humanities papers, grammar, and Prezi and PowerPoint presentations. She especially enjoys working with students on brainstorming.




Alison Brennan

alison-bAlison is a sophomore in the college studying Biology of Global Health and English. She is available to help writers in any discipline or experience level.  She enjoys working on a variety of papers, from scientific discussions to creative writing.



Anna Grant

annagAnna studies Classics in Georgetown College. She is most experienced tutoring in humanities assignments, research papers and applications but is also comfortable working on processes important to all types of writing – brainstorming, forming an argument, revising.



Annabelle Haynes

annabelle-h-2Annabelle Haynes currently runs the SEED Program at the Writing Center and is a Teaching Assistant for the Community Scholars Program here at Georgetown University. Ms. Haynes, who is an international student from Kingston, Jamaica, majored in English at Mount Holyoke College, here in the United States, where she was awarded the Robert P. Sibley Prize for English Composition. She also took the opportunity to study at the University of Cape Town, in South Africa, during her undergraduate studies. After teaching English as a second language in Japan, Annabelle earned an MSc in Development Studies from The London School of Economics and Political Science and worked in international development consulting for five years before coming to Georgetown. She is currently a second year student in the English M.A program.

Austin Hong

austinh-1Austin Hong is a junior in the college studying Environmental Biology and English. His tutoring specialties include lab reports, application essays, and cries for help. On campus, he is currently working on revitalizing food sustainability, working on a hydroponics garden, a composting initiative, and hopefully, a beehive.



Beverley Catlett


Beverley is a first-year, MA English student at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. She is especially interested in studying literature at an intersection with psychology and continental philosophy. Before working for Georgetown as a Graduate Writing Consultant, she tutored for OneWithNYU and WyzAnt and helped students of all ages and skill levels improve their writing skills, analytic reading and writing, grammar, test prep skills, and to provide revision and commentary on essays in all general humanities subjects. She enjoys helping students think analytically, and is strongest in helping students who are working on humanities essays, creative nonfiction, fiction, journalistic pieces, statements of purpose, grant and fellowship applications, outlines, or any other piece at any stage of the writing process.

Brian McMahon

IMG_2468Brian is studying English and Psychology in the College. Some of his main interests are in creative nonfiction and general humanities work. He is happy to work with any subject and loves to help brainstorm and outline.



Carlos Miranda

carlosmCarlos is a pre-med student studying Biology of Global Health in the College. He works particularly well with sciences, business and economics, Prezi, thesis brainstorming, and revision. He is also a native speaker of Spanish.




Caroline Genster

headshot_caroline_gensterCaroline is a sophomore in the College, double majoring in History and Spanish. She hails from the great city of Seattle, Washington and true to the stereotype, she loves coffee. She is comfortable working with all kinds of writing at all stages, but particularly loves brainstorming and drafting essays. She also has extensive experience with resumes and cover letters. When she’s not hanging out in Lau 217 and explaining the benefits of the oxford comma, she can be found tabling with H*yas for Choice, playing Ultimate Frisbee, or debating what show she’ll start watching after she finally finishes 30 Rock. Suggestions welcome!

Caroline Zuckerman 

headshotliCaroline is a senior studying English and Psychology in the College. She is also a part of the English M.A. program as an AB/MA student. Her specialties include humanities papers, personal statements, creative writing, and revision. Outside the Writing Center, Caroline has enjoyed conducting research for a psychology lab, teaching English to high schoolers while abroad in Spain, writing short stories for her creative nonfiction thesis, and exploring DC’s food scene.


Casey Jedele

IMG_2575Casey is a senior studying Government in the college. She also has minors in Justice and Peace Studies and History. Her tutoring specialties lie in social science papers, applications and cover letters. She particularly enjoys helping students create outlines, refine thesis statements and strengthen the argument of their papers. Casey’s other interests include playing soccer, raising money for the American Cancer Society and talking about politics over a good meal.

Casey Mank

casey-m Casey is a student in Georgetown’s English M.A. program.  She has worked with many non-native speakers on their English writing projects, and she particularly enjoys humanities writing, application essays, and delving into major revision at both the structural and sentence level.



chrissChris Supplice

Chris is a Sophomore in the college majoring in English and minoring in Government. Her expertise is focused on humanities papers, application essays, and personal statements. She enjoys helping students in all stages of their writing from brainstorming to final drafts. She is the daughter of two non-native English speaking parents so she is perfectly comfortable with helping other non-native speakers with their writing.



Christina Graziano

IMG_2476 Christina is an undergraduate student in the McDonough School of Business studying Accounting and English. Though she is happy to work with any student, her tutoring specialties include cover letters, resumes, application essays, business writing, final editing and grammar, and general humanities papers.


Claudia Taselaar


Claudia is a senior in the College majoring in Art History and minoring in Government and CJC. On campus, she is a member of the sailing team, part of GAMA and works at the Writing Center! Her specialties include thesis formation and building a coherent paper structure, however she can help with any part of the writing process – from brainstorming to refining!




Daniel Ernst

Daniel is a student in the College studying Classics and Government. His expertise lies broadly in humanities papers, fiction, and working with non-native English speakers. He enjoys working through topics and ensuring that clients are communicating their ideas as effectively as possible.



Danny Atherton

danielaDanny is an English M.A. student who is available to help at any stage of the writing process, from discussing the topic to outlining, drafting, finalizing, and revising. He has experience working with general humanities papers, international relations papers, and applications (resumes, CVs, personal statements, and writing samples), but he will gladly take an active role in learning about subjects with which he may be unfamiliar. Additionally, he has lived and worked overseas, so he is always happy to work with those whose first language may not be English.

Eamon Johnston

IMG_2591Eamon is a senior studying Science, Technology and International Affairs in the School of Foreign Service. He appreciates helping clients with organization and revision, writing projects from a variety of specific genres, and résumés and cover letters. He studied abroad in Mexico City during the fall of 2015, so he is also comfortable working with Spanish assignments or non-native speakers at any level.

Emilio Joubert

emiliojEmilio is a Linguistics major with Italian and Spanish minors. He is happy to discuss any type of writing but finds he works best with English Second Language students. He feels most comfortable working with Government, Philosophy or Humanities papers, and also enjoys assisting students with resumes and cover letters. He also plays video games competitively.


Eleanor Tolf


Eleanor Tolf is a sophomore in the NHS majoring in Human Science. Her editing specialties include science reports, philosophy/history papers, resumes, and theses. In tutoring sessions, Eleanor likes to focus on creating an outline of the arguments in the paper in order to better organize the points presented. Outside of the Writing Center, Eleanor writes for The Hoya and spent last summer tutoring writing and reading to children with learning disabilities.



Elsa Givan

linkedinElsa is a student in the School of Foreign Service majoring in Regional and Comparative Studies for Western Europe & the Middle East. Her expertise lies in humanities papers, social science papers, and research papers, and she enjoys developing ideas and forming theses. She also is comfortable incorporating Spanish into tutoring sessions.




Grace Aldridge Foster

grace-fGrace is a second-year English M.A. student and currently serves as the Coordinator of the GU Writing Center.  Having worked in writing centers for the better part of a decade, Grace has extensive experience working with writers across the disciplines; she has special expertise in humanities papers, research papers, application essays, and personal statements. Grace enjoys demystifying the writing process for her clients, and focuses on helping people to develop sustainable, individualized, and creative approaches to their writing. She also coordinates the Writing Center’s programming, including workshops and staff development. In addition to her Writing Center work, Grace works as a TA for undergraduate writing and literature courses at Georgetown.




Isabella Perera 

isabela-pIsabella is a student in the School of Foreign Service majoring in Science, Technology and International Affairs, and minoring in Chinese. Her expertise lies in humanities papers, social science papers, and applications, including anything from resumes to cover letters. Due to experiences working and living abroad in, she enjoys working with non-native English speakers. Additionally, she speaks Spanish and Chinese. Outside of the Writing Center, Isabella works for Hilltop Consultants, a small tea shop, and the SFS Centennial Entrepreneurship Program.

Jazmin George

Jazmin George is a first year English MA student, who has worked in a writing center for three years. While she excels in helping with grammar and punctuation, Jazmin truly enjoys working with students on literary papers at any stage in the writing process.

Jess Batey
headshot-jessJess Batey is a Senior in the college majoring in English with a minor in Government. She specializes in writing critical essays but creative writing is always a fun endeavor for her. She loves watching movies and, when she’s not tutoring, she writes film reviews for the Hoya. She spoke to Chris Pine on the phone once and it remains the highlight of her life!




Jewel Pereyra


Jewel is an MA student in the English Department. She enjoys working with students to develop their craft and voice at all stages of the writing process—from brainstorming and organization to revisions and final polishes. Her specialities include: humanities and social science papers, application essays, and creative writing. In her spare time, she enjoys biking around DC, listening to the Grateful Dead, and watching Barefoot Contessa re-runs on YouTube.


Josue Coronado

josuecJosué is majoring in English at Georgetown. His broad expertise lies in papers regarding education, race, and culture. He particularly enjoys helping with general humanities papers, grant writing, cover letters, creative non-fiction, and social science papers.




Justin Abello

IMG_2540Justin is a senior in the College, double majoring in Government and History with a minor in English. He is most familiar with social science and humanities papers, resumes, and citation formats, but he is able to help students with other subjects and at any stage of the writing process. Outside of the Writing Center, Justin is on the editorial board of the Georgetown Journal of History, a member of Alpha Phi Omega, and has recently returned from his semester abroad in France.

Kashaf Momin

Kashaf is studying Biology of Global Health in the College. Her experience lies with science research papers and lab reports, general humanities analysis papers, and professional writing. She enjoys working on the organization and structure of the paper, developing a strong thesis, revision, and making sure that writers are effectively communicating their ideas.

Kayla Mardin

kaylam Kayla Mardin studies International Health in the School of Nursing and Health Studies. Her strengths as a tutor lie in working with students on lab reports, research papers, and final revisions. She also enjoys working on the brainstorming and outlining process to start a paper on the right track.



Madeline Budman

madelinebMadeline is pursuing a major in English and a minor in Jewish Civilization. She has broad expertise in humanities papers, application essays, fiction, and creative non-fiction. She enjoys brainstorming theses and structural revisions at any point in the writing process.




Madison Ferris

img_5848Madison is majoring in Government and Mathematics and minoring in Spanish. She enjoys combining her qualitative and quantitative skills to work on organization and argument development in papers. Outside the Writing Center, she develops her eloquence as a member of the Philodemic Society and has been published in Utraque Unum.


Matt Melbourne

Matt is senior in the College, double majoring in English and government. He appreciates the entire process of writing––from shaping an argument to fine-tuning syntax and diction––and especially enjoys helping with literary analysis and political theory papers. Outside of the Writing Center, Matt designs websites and is a copyeditor for the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs.

Maria Tucci

maria-tMaria earned an undergraduate degree in Biology and English and is now a student in the English M.A. program at Georgetown. Her expertise lies in science and medical papers, humanities papers, grant proposals, and creative non-fiction. She really enjoys discussing thoughts and ideas with students to create a strong and organized paper.




Melina Hsiao


Melina is a student in the College studying
History, Sociology, and Journalism. She has broad expertise in humanities and social science papers as well as journalistic pieces. Some of her favorite tutoring sessions are those in which writers work on creating a thesis and organizing their essays.

Nicholas Knowles

nick-kNicholas Knowles is a current sophomore in the SFS majoring in International Politics. Hailing from the Islands of the Bahamas – something he’ll be sure to remind you of – he looks forward to bringing his tropical roots to the Writing Center.


Nicole Stark

nicolesNicole received a B.A in English and a Minor in Film Studies from University of California, Davis and is now pursuing an M.A. in English at Georgetown. She has significant experience working on MLA citation and humanities papers at all stages of the writing process. Nicole is a bit of a usage nerd, so she is also able to help students more broadly when it comes to their concerns over word choice, structure, phrasing, and grammar.

Nyle Hussain


Nyle is a student in the SFS majoring in International Economics.  His expertise lies broadly in philosophy, theology, humanities and research papers, and he enjoys helping students develop their theses and structure their arguments.  He is also capable of helping students with papers written for Spanish classes.


Queenie Sukhadia

queenie-headshotQueenie, an international student from Mumbai, India, earned her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College in English and Psychology and is now a first-year graduate student in the English M.A. program at Georgetown. She particularly enjoys working with humanities writing, professional writing and creative fiction. In her free time, she enjoys reading fiction with a hot cup of tea in hand, eating all things chocolate and exploring new cities.


Rachel League

r-league-headshotRachel is a student in the McDonough School of Business pursuing majors in Finance and Accounting and a minor in Spanish.  Her expertise lies broadly in resumes, cover letters, and business writing.  She enjoys brainstorming sessions as well as working on creative writing pieces.  Her favorite food is chocolate.



Rachel Salgado

salgadoheadshot2017-1Rachel is an English M.A. student at Georgetown. Her expertise is in fiction and creative non-fiction, general humanities papers, research papers, and working with non-native speakers. She is able to tutor on a limited basis in both French and Spanish.




Samantha Chan


Samantha is a student in the English M.A. program at Georgetown. Her expertise lies in humanities and social science papers, but she also has a lot of experience working with resumés, cover letters, and journal articles. She believes in clear, direct writing and enjoys untangling otherwise complex ideas with clients.



Sara Carioscia 

Sara is majoring in Biology and Classics. She is particularly comfortable working with science research and lab papers, grant writing, research & analysis papers and professional writing (cover letter, resume, etc.). She is more books than Ty.


Tyler Welsh

tyler-wTyler Welsh is a Junior in the college majoring in Government and English. His “specialty” is English essays, but he would be happy to help you in any other areas of study! When he’s not working at the Writing Center, he really enjoys creative writing (non-fiction, fiction, poetry), so feel free to bring any of your own pieces by.





Will Lowery

willlWill is a student in the School of Foreign Service majoring in International Economics. His expertise lies broadly in philosophy/theology papers, general humanities papers, cover letters, resumes, and application essays. He enjoys helping students talk through their ideas to develop a solid outline and clear direction for their papers. Will also speaks French and is comfortable tutoring French essays.


Xinlan Hu

xinlanXinlan studies Economics and History in the College. Her tutoring specialties generally are humanities papers, application essays and cover letters. She also enjoys working with non-native speakers and speaks fluent Chinese.