DIRECTOR OF THE WRITING CENTER
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 serve on the board of directors at the Center for Plain Language, which works to ensure government agencies write clearly. I've also worked as a writing coach for various organizations, including Kellogg, Fannie Mae, and the American Red Cross. Before coming to Georgetown, I taught writing at Wake Forest University and Columbia University, where I earned my Ph.D. in English. I live just outside DC with my wife and two kids (Max and Ella), who sometimes work with me to make art and kitchen tools from the invasive bamboo that grows everywhere in our neighborhood.
Hey y’all! Abigail is a sophomore in the College double-majoring in Justice & Peace Studies and English. She's from a small town in Ohio and loves to make conversation with literally everyone she meets. She loves to work with argumentative essays and humanities papers. Outside of the writing center, you can find Abigail making a fool of herself on the fencing strip or careening down the streets of DC in the CSJ’s massive vans!
Alex Hornick is in the McDonough School of Business majoring in Finance and Management with a minor in Jewish Civilization. She is from New York City, where she loves people watching in Washington Square Park. Outside of the classroom, she works at the MSB Tech Center, is a BUILD mentor, and is involved in several business clubs on campus including McDonough Women. She specializes in case competition writing, general business writing, and creative writing (especially sardonic satirical nonfiction). In her spare time, Alex enjoys watching Seinfeld, listening to Janis Joplin records, and snowboarding. You can often find her walking around campus with a Lime La Croix.
Alison is a senior 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.
Angie is a junior 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 is a junior 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 is a junior 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 is a junior in the College from London, England, majoring in Math and minoring in philosophy. 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 Center, Ariel is involved in the Carroll Fellows Initiative and Georgetown's hip hop team, Groove Theory.
Hello hello! Brianna is a sophomore in the College studying some combination of Government, Linguistics, and French. If all goes right in her life, she would love to study endangered languages through the State Department. She speaks Spanish and French, and is a proud Chicago native who loves to swim and hang with friends. She is thrilled to work with you at any stage of your writing process, but loves brainstorming, outlining, and refining the flow of a piece - especially for humanities papers, op-eds, or job/scholarship applications. L2 students, it would be a pleasure to work with you! If you do stop by, she'd delight in talking about the greatest film she's ever laid eyes on (Avatar), or any of your other comments, questions, interests, or concerns!
Bridget is a second-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 is a senior 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 is an English M.A. student and the Graduate Coordinator of the Writing Center. She grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina, before moving to DC to attend Georgetown. After earning her undergraduate degree in English and Psychology, she continued to the English M.A. program as a Graduate Writing Associate. Her specialties include humanities papers, personal statements, creative writing, and revision. Outside the Writing Center, Caroline teaches Introduction to Literature at Northern Virginia Community College and assists with English classes at Georgetown. In her free time, she enjoys writing short stories and exploring DC’s food scene.
Chloe, an International Political Economy major in the SFS, has lived all across the world. She was born in Shanghai, China, before moving to the US and France. This directly translates into her interests as a tutor — she enjoys helping non-native English speakers, and she is also fluent in Chinese and French. Chloe specializes in research papers, humanities papers, and presentations, but she welcomes all types of writing in various stages. Chloe spends her free time exploring the galleries of DC, trying out ice cream flavors, and obsessing over her dog, Bean.
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 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 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.
Eric Dickstein is a sophomore from New York City studying Government in the College. Eric writes for the Hoya’s arts and music section and sings in the Georgetown Phantoms. He specializes in History, Government, and English papers, and journalism. Outside of school, Eric plays piano, sings, and writes music. Talk to Eric about the nuances of funk music if you’re down to give up half your session time!
Esther is a junior in the McDonough School of Business majoring in Accounting with minors in Economics and Japanese. Born in Seoul, South Korea, but raised in northern Virginia, she is a fluent Korean speaker. Her tutoring specialties include outlining and editing. Outside of the Writing Center, she works with the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs and designs in her free time.
Gustav is a junior 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 graduated summa cum laude with honors from the University of South Carolina in the spring of 2017 with a B.A in English Literature and a minor in French. After graduating, she worked for her alma mater as an assistant in the School of Library and Information Science and as a library associate at the Richland Library in Columbia, SC. At Georgetown, Hannah is a first-year Lannan Associate in the Master of Arts in English program and looks forward to spending the next two years growing as a scholar and writer. She specializes in literary papers, critical essays, and personal statements. When she isn’t reading, Hannah loves to order Chinese and watch re-runs of Forensic Files on Netflix. Fun Fact: She went to the Beyoncé Concert days before coming to Georgetown and shares this with as many people as she can.
Hannah is a junior 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.
Henry Westerman is a sophomore in the School of Foreign of Service, majoring in Science, Technology and International Affairs. He hails from Somerville, Massachusetts but will tell you he’s from Boston. Outside of the classroom, Henry serves as the historian for GUSA, runs a Catholic faith group, and is an active member of the IRC. Henry specializes in history and political writing, but also loves philosophy and theology and would be happy to talk to anyone about free will and synchronicity.
Ian Jayne is a first-year English M.A. student from Oklahoma City, where he earned his B.A. in English literature and writing. Ian loves to work at all points of the writing process, from initial brainstorming to final revisions. While Ian is most familiar with research essays, literary analysis, and creative writing, he also enjoys working with students on a wide range of assignments for other disciplines, such as articles, reports, and journalistic writing. When not reading or writing, Ian is most likely exploring one of D.C.'s free museums or seeking out the nearest beagle to pet.
Isabella 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.
Isatou is a junior in the college who is majoring in Economics and English with a minor in French. Isatou is obsessed with Toni Morrison, whose style of writing she adores. Isatou’s love for literature and all things related to books is indescribable. She is also from the Bronx, New York City. In the future, Isatou plans on pursuing a career in law while writing books.
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.
Kathryn is a student in the College majoring in English and double minoring in Government and Italian. She loves to read, and her favorite book is Jane Eyre. Hailing from Newtown, Connecticut, Kathryn is a huge lover of Italian food (especially escarole and beans). She is also a connoisseur of Disney classics such as Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast. In her free time, she enjoys watching West Wing and baking bread while listening to podcasts. She is particularly interested in creative non-fiction writing and surprisingly enjoys the editing process, but she is excited to work with other students on writing assignments of all topics and at all stages!
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.
Hey everyone! Kayode Lambkin is a sophmore in the business school majoring in OPIM and Marketing. At the writing center, he specializes in humanities papers, as well as writing cover letters and resumes. A D.C. native, he can tell you where the best food spots are around the city. Outside of the writing center, you can find him finding new trails to run on or in line at the Chick-fil-A.
Madison 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 is a junior 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.
Max is a Government/English major in the College with a minor in Jewish Civilization, and is from the up-and-coming cinematic city of Atlanta, Georgia. When he’s not working with the Writing Center, Max is probably enjoying corny (yet incredible) movies like High School Musical and Forrest Gump or reveling in his dream of becoming President of the United States. While he does not have a tutoring specialty (how can he pick just one), he’s personable, energetic, and would love discussing any part of your paper, if not the exciting minutia of Blue & Gray and Jewish Student Association.
Meg has three loves in life: skiing, sushi, and grammar. At Georgetown (a whopping fifteen minutes away from her hometown of Falls Church, VA), she continues to pursue these passions while studying International Politics in the School of Foreign Service and working towards her French proficiency. When she’s not flying down mountains, seeking out interesting international cuisine, or professing her love for the Oxford comma, Meg works as an administrator for the Women’s Campaign School at Yale. She is excited to outline, workshop, and edit writing projects with other Hoyas of all levels. Stop by sometime to pay her a visit!
Michael is a first-year M.A. English student at Georgetown University. He studied English Language and Literature and Spanish Literature at the University of Maryland, where he also served as a Writing Center tutor before working at Writing Centers at NYU Shanghai and Pace University. He has extensive experience working with writing in the humanities and especially enjoys working with writers of English as a second language, creative writers, first-year writing students, and graduate writers in any discipline. You may also meet with Michael to discuss Björk or socialism.
Nicholas 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.
Coming to you from upstate New York (which is actually more like central New York), Reagan is a sophomore in the College, studying English and hopefully minoring in art! Creativity really interests Reagan, and she would love to talk with you about creative writing papers, grammar, and anything artsy. When she’s not at the Writing Center or huddled under a nice blanket watching the latest Netflix films, you can spot Reagan writing for the Georgetown Independent or maybe even reclining at the AMC.
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.
Hi, y’all! Tobi is a junior in the college majoring in Biochemistry and minoring in JUPS. 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 is a junior 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 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!
Hockaday, who does indeed go by his last name, is a junior in the College from Austin, TX, double majoring in African American Studies and English and minoring in Korean. His favorite work in the Writing Center includes consulting on humanities papers, government papers, and brainstorming with clients. Outside of the Writing Center, Hockaday is heavily involved with the Center for Multicultural Equity and Access, works out with the Club Boxing team, and is an active member of Mosaic, a club for multiracial and multiethnic students.