Writing Advisor Profiles and Schedule

Fall 2014

To make an appointment, drop by Howarth 109, call 253.879.3404, or complete this form.

Stephen Baum

Stephen Baum

I am a senior from Walnut Creek, California, studying psychology. I am incredibly excited to work as a Writing Advisor while also continuing to participate in several other organizations on campus. My time as a Logger has taught me that we can all help each other in a variety of ways that are greater than we can imagine. In my free time, I enjoy playing sports, reading, cooking, and trying to catch up on Breaking Bad!

 

W: 2-4 p.m. F: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. SU: 3-5 p.m.

Major: Psychology 


Becca Ebert

Becca Ebert

Hioh! I am originally from Eden Prairie, Minnesota, but I’ve meandered here to Washington to play outside and learn a few things. I am a junior this year pursuing Comparative Politics and Math majors and an emphasis in Global Development Studies. I am involved with Puget Sound Outdoors, Peer Allies, Women’s Ultimate Frisbee, and campus sustainability. One of my goals is to travel to space, so if you ever want to talk about black holes or have any space-related jokes, let me know.

T: 9-11 a.m. W: noon-2 p.m. TH: 7-9 p.m.

Major: Politics & Government Other emphases: Mathematics

 Anna Elliott

Anna Elliott

Hello!  I’m an English and History double major. I found my way to the Pacific Northwest from the Chicago area and am a senior here at Puget Sound. Outside of school, I lead trips for Puget Sound Outdoors and love rock climbing and hiking. When I’m not working at the CWLT, you can find me in Diversions or at the climbing gym. Stop by and say hi!

 

M: 1-3 p.m. W: 1-3 p.m. & 6-8 p.m.

Majors: English and History


 Will Hamel

Will Hamel

Hi! I am an English major with emphasis in creative writing and am also a minor in Environmental Policy and Decision Making. I am a senior and a native of Tacoma, so I know our neighborhood very well. Outside of class, I like to play saxophone, soccer, and racquetball, as well as work on the occasional jigsaw puzzle while drinking a smoothie. I always enjoy talking about writing and other types of schoolwork, so I hope to see you in the CWLT!

 

M: 7-9 p.m. TH: noon-2 p.m. F: 1-3 p.m.

Major: English Other Emphases: Environmental Policy & Decision Making


 Nakisha Renee Jones

Nakisha Renée Jones

Hey there! I'm a Business Leadership Program and Communication Studies double major with an emphasis in Finance, plus minors in Economics and African American Studies. That gets to be a mouthful! I'm also the RCC for the Entrepreneurship floor and love listening to creative new ideas. When I'm not running around campus, you can find me doing spoken word poetry around my home-city of Tacoma or volunteering at my local church.

 

M: 4-6 p.m. T: 1-3 p.m. TH: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Majors: Business Leadership and Communication Studies Other emphases: Economics and African American Studies


 Kristin Kerbavaz

Kristin Kerbavaz

Though I hail from lovely Oakland, California, I've spent much of the last year studying abroad in Dublin, Ireland and Granada, Spain.  When I'm in Tacoma, I'm a Spanish major with double minors in English and Humanities, an orientation leader, and a tour guide.  I enjoy long walks on the beach and have an unhealthy infatuation with lemon bars.

 

M: 7-9 p.m. T: 10 a.m.-noon F: 9 a.m.-11 a.m.

Major: Spanish Other emphases: English and Humanities


 Kristen Lane

Kristen Lane

Hello! I am a sophomore exercise science major who is very excited to be a part of the writing center. I’ve lived in Seattle my whole life and, when it came time to think about colleges, I knew I couldn’t leave the beautiful Pacific Northwest. When I’m not studying in Thompson or planning outdoor adventures, you’ll find me in the fieldhouse playing volleyball.

 

W: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. F: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. SU: 2-4 p.m.

Major: Exercise Science Other emphases: Spanish


 Renee Meschi

Renée Meschi

Hello! I'm a senior at this year, and though I am originally from Chicago, I've fallen in love with the Pacific Northwest. My major is STS with an emphasis in Bioethics, and my passion is the intersection between social and environmental justice. In my spare time, I love looking for wild mushrooms, jumping on trampolines, and movies. My favorite genres are nonfiction and magical realism. I look forward to meeting you!

 

M: 6-8 p.m. T: 2-4 p.m. TH: 3-5 p.m.

Major: Science, Technology, & Society Other emphases: Bioethics


 Haleigh Penca

Haleigh Penca

Hello there! I'm a senior religion major and have been lucky enough to call the Pacific Northwest home for my whole life. In my spare time I enjoy hitting up the Portland Farmers Markets, finding good apple-picking routes around campus (we all know how expensive the Met is!) and playing with my dogs. Please stop by and say hi.

 

M: 3-5 p.m. W: 9-11 a.m. & 7-9 p.m.

Major: Religion


 Alex Plant

Alex Plant

Hello! My name is Alex Plant and I am a Writing Advisor and Ancient Greek tutor at the CWLT! I am currently a junior at Puget Sound pursuing a double major in History and American Politics & Government, with a minor in classics. My other activities on campus include working as a Peer Advisor with the Office of Academic Advising and playing tenor sax in the Concert Band. My ultimate goal is to become a history professor so I can teach students about the American Presidency and Woodrow Wilson. I look forward to working with all of you in the Center!

 

M: 1-3 p.m. T: 4-6 p.m. TH: 2-4 p.m.

Majors: History and Politics & Government Other Emphases: Classics


 Billy Rathje

Billy Rathje

I am a senior from Portland, Oregon majoring in English Literature and Computer Science with a Math minor. I’m thrilled to return for my third year at the CWLT. I am co-president of the computer science club, contribute to a Puget Sound blog on student life, and am involved in theater and music at Puget Sound. I enjoy reading and writing, playing the piano, and Thai food.

 

M: 5-7 p.m. T: 7-9 p.m. TH: 7-9 p.m.

Majors: English and Computer Science Other emphases: Mathematics


 Austin Scharff

Austin Scharff

I am a junior from Ione, Washington, studying International Political Economy, Politics & Government, Economics, and Global Development Studies. In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with friends and family, listening to classic rock, playing guitar, and kayaking.

 

M: noon-2 p.m. T: 5-7 p.m. TH: 9-11 a.m.

Majors: International Political Economy and Politics & Government Other emphases: Economics


 Grete Slaugh

Grete Slaugh

Hey everyone! My name is Grete, and I am a senior biology major in the honors program. When I'm not working in the CWLT as a writing advisor, I am helping out as a Resident Assistant in Smith, poring over German and chemistry texts for my minors, or enjoying popcorn and anime in my free time. I’m looking forward to my second year in the CWLT and helping out people in all disciplines who come to visit us here!

 

T: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. F: 2-3 p.m. SU: 2-5 p.m.

Major: Biology Other emphases: German


 Garrett Stanford

Garrett Stanford

Garrett is often found scouring Tacoma for a place to buy a cheap satisfying slice of pizza or watering his recently adopted first plant (it only has two leaves to date, but fingers crossed!). He gets most of his education from Calvin and Hobbes and swimming in the Sound, but he also studies Japanese and Economics at UPS. He enjoys productive conversations at the CWLT.

 

M: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. T: 8-9 p.m. W: 3-4 p.m. & 6-8 p.m. TH: 2-3 p.m.

Majors: Japanese and Economics Other emphases: English


 Emma Wilson

Emma Wilson

Hi!  I am a senior from Atlanta, GA. I’m an English Literature and Sociology double-major and also a member of the Honors Program. In addition to being a writing advisor, I am the editor-in-chief of Crosscurrents and an active member of the Greek community. If I’m not at the CWLT, you can probably find me studying in Diversions.

 

M: 10 a.m.-noon T: 6-8 p.m. TH: 4-6 p.m.
Majors:
English and Sociology & Anthropology Other emphases: French


Writing Center Faculty

  • Eric Orlin, Professor of Classics
    M: 4-6 p.m., W: 2-4 p.m., F: 9-10 p.m.
  • Renee Simms, Visiting Assistant Professor of African American Studies
    W: 1-2 p.m., & F: noon-3 p.m.
  • Julie Nelson Christoph, CWLT Director and Professor of English
    by appointment