Staff 2017-2018

DIRECTOR OF THE WRITING CENTER

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.


STAFF

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 junior 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

Anna studies Classics in Georgetown College. Anna’s favorite part of being a writing consultant is interacting with her peers and, through their writing, learning about subjects she would never otherwise encounter! She is most experienced tutoring in humanities assignments, research papers and applications, but she is comfortable working on processes important to all types of writing: brainstorming, forming an argument, revising. In her free time, Anna loves jogging, yoga, cooking, and watching sitcoms.


Angie Newman

Angie is a sophomore in the College majoring in Psychology and French. Her tutoring specialties include humanities and social science papers, grammar, and revising, though she enjoys working with students at any stage of the writing process. She is also available to help with French writing. Outside of the Writing Center, Angie is involved in the GU French Culture Association, GIVES, Georgetown Program Board, and the Mental Health organizations on campus.


Anshul Agrawal

Anshul is a sophomore in the College, double majoring in Government and Economics. His main specialties are social science and humanities papers, but he also has experience writing scientific lab reports. Outside of the Writing Center, Anshul loves volunteering for GAAP, dancing for GU Jawani, and choreographing for Georgetown Rangila.   


Ashly Paulino

Ashly Paulino is a sophomore in the College, majoring in English and minoring in French. She is from a small town called North Bergen in New Jersey. Ashly’s favorite part of the writing process is brain storming and outlining, but her favorite papers to work on involve theory and critical analysis. Her experience working for the career center has also given her an eye for resumes and cover letters. Ashly speaks three languages: English, Spanish, and French, and she is comfortable with working with L2 students. When she’s not working at the Writing Center  you can see her around campus laughing with friends, quoting memorable literature, and eating out at new restaurants.


Ariel Calver

Ariel is a sophomore in the College from London, England majoring in Computer Science with a minor in statistics. She’s comfortable working with students at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming to revising. She particularly enjoys helping students with application letters and resumes. Outside of the Writing Centre, Ariel is involved in the Carroll Fellows Initiative and various dance groups.


Austin Hong

austinh-1Austin Hong is a senior 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.

 

 

Bridget Sellers 

Bridget is a first-year English M.A. student from Knoxville, Tennessee, where she earned her B.A. from the University of Tennessee with concentrations in literature, creative writing, and technical communication. Her specialties include humanities papers, creative writing, resumes, cover letters, application essays, conference presentations, and holistic writing/study habits. In her free time, she likes to watch obtuse movies, write poems, and pet cats (both other people’s and her own).


Caroline Genster

headshot_caroline_gensterCaroline is a junior 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 

Caroline earned her undergraduate degree in English and Psychology at Georgetown University. She is now an English M.A. student and the Graduate Coordinator of the Writing Center. Her specialties include humanities papers, personal statements, creative writing, and revision. Outside the Writing Center, Caroline enjoys writing short stories and exploring DC’s food scene.


chrissChris Supplice

Chris is a Junior in the college majoring in English and minoring in Education. 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.

Daniel Breen

Daniel is an M.A. student in the English Department. His experience is with English papers in particular, humanities papers in general; but he welcomes all types of writing at all stages of preparation. In his own time, he enjoys the peace of such things as trail running, hiking, and birdwatching.

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

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Eleanor Tolf is a junior 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.

 


Esther Kim

Esther is a sophomore in the Mcdonough School of Business majoring in Accounting and Finance with a minor in Economics. Born in Seoul, South Korea, but raised in northern Virginia, she is a fluent Korean speaker. Her tutoring specialties include brainstorming and outlining. Outside of the Writing Center, she works with the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs and designs in her free time.

Grace Latimore

Grace is a second year graduate student in the English department from New Orleans. She earned her B.A. from the University of Illinois where she worked as a writing tutor also. Her expertise lies in humanities papers, social science papers, and application materials like personal statements and cover letters. In addition to her work in the Writing Center, she is the SEED Coordinator and a teaching assistant for the Community Scholars Program.


Gustav Honl-Stuenkel

Gustav is a sophomore in the College studying Government, with minors in Economics and Philosophy. He likes helping out with History, Government Philosophy, and English papers, but is always open to learning about other subjects too! He is studying French, and while he isn’t yet fluent, he hopes to study abroad there. Outside of the Writing Center, he is an RA for Darnall 2 and a copy editor for GJIA.


Hannah Lynch

Hannah is a sophomore in the College studying Psychology, Philosophy, and Linguistics. Along with loving social sciences, Hannah specializes in editing application essays and resumes. Outside the Writing Center, Hannah is involved in H*yas for Choice, College Dems, GU-ACLU, GU Politics, and the Carroll Fellows Initiative.


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.


Jack Townsend 

Jack is a student in the College studying government and computer science. He tutors clients at all stages of the writing process but specializes in working with clients on their tone and clarity. In addition to his interests in politics and technology, he enjoys baking bread, skiing, and reading. Aside from the Writing Center, Jack works on the Georgetown Voice as a designer and copy editor.

 


Jazmin George

Jazmin George is a second 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.


Jewel Pereyra

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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.

 

 


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.

 

Mahesh Kumar 

Mahesh is a sophomore in the college, majoring in Biology of Global Health. His specialties include resume and cover letter writing as well as scientific literature ranging from lab reports to research manuscripts. Outside of the Writing Center he conducts research in a Neurobiology lab on campus and edits the Science and Technology section of the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs.

 


Melina Hsiao

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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 junior 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.

 

 


Nyle Hussain

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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.

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.

 


Rex Bone

Rex is a student in the Georgetown College majoring in Computer Science. He specializes in both academic and creative writing, constantly searching for the overlap of the two. Being from South Florida, Rex has a decent command of Spanish that has not yet extended to writing. On campus, he is a tour guide and works for Classroom Technology, and in his free time, he enjoys soccer, basketball, and playing bridge.

 

 


Tobi Okopie

Hi, y’all! Tobi is a sophomore in the college majoring in Biochemistry and minoring in Spanish. She is from Houston, TX, but unfortunately, her southern twang never kicks in. She enjoys working on English, Theology, and Science writing. She also has interests in social justice research (focused on poverty and homelessness). On campus, you could find her on Lau 2 or in Regents searching for food!


Sienna Brancato 

Sienna is a sophomore in the College majoring in English and Government and minoring in Italian. She’s a proud Italian American who grew up on Long Island (she has been told she has a bit of an accent). Sienna loves helping others develop confidence in their writing abilities, providing them with the tools to express their own voices and arguments clearly. She has a special interest in working with non-native English speakers. Her passions include feminism, spoken word poetry (watching more than performing), awkward dancing, and mint chocolate chip ice cream. Outside of the Writing Center, she works for theVoice and Bossier. 


Tyler Michaud

Tyler is an M.A. student in the English Department at Georgetown University. While his broader interests include the humanities, social sciences, and arts, his professional experiences are in the study of English literature and education. He spends much of his free time writing poetry. Bring him your essay, creative writing, resumes, personal statements, or even just some ideas, and he will be happy to help!


Tyler Welsh

tyler-wTyler Welsh is a senior 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.

 


William (Hockaday)

Hockaday, who does indeed go by his last name, is a sophomore in the College from Austin, TX, who plans to major in African-American Studies and minor in Korean. His specialties including working with humanities papers, government papers, and brainstorming. Outside of the Writing Center, Hockaday is involved in work with the Center for Multicultural Equity and Access, Club Boxing, and developing SPECTRUM, a club for multiracial and multiethnic students.


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.