Writing Advisor Profiles and Schedule

Fall 2015

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

Drop-in hours for writing are Sunday-Thursday, 3-4 p.m. 

Thesis Hour is Sundays 4-5 p.m. Contact Austin Scharff at cwltappointments@pugetsound.edu for more info! 

 

Cody Chun

Cody Chun

Hello! I am a junior from Honolulu, Hawaii, majoring in English Studies. On campus, I write for the Tamanawas Yearbook and blog for the university website. My favorite writers include Roberto Bolaño and Kazuo Ishiguro. When I am not reading or writing, you can find me re-watching How I Met Your Mother or eating oatmeal raisin cookies.

 

M 3-5 p.m., T 1-3 p.m., Th 7-9 p.m., F 2-3 p.m.

Major: English


 

Alissa Charvonia

Alissa Charvonia

Hi there! I'm a junior psychology major and English/Spanish double minor hailing from sunny Ventura, CA! I've been an RA for two years now, and this year I'll be in Oppenheimer (once University Hall). If I'm not on campus running around, chances are I'm visiting my horse, Soxy! My interests are pretty eclectic, and I love learning about the interests of others, so if you ever want to discuss goats, Jason Derulo, horses, Harry Potter, Oscar Wilde, Wonder Woman, or something else you love, come find me!

 

M noon-2 p.m., T 7-9 p.m., W noon-2 p.m.

Major: Psychology
Other emphases: English and Spanish


 

Becca Ebert

Becca Ebert

Hiya! I'm a senior pursuing Comparative Politics and Math majors with an emphasis in Global Development Studies. In addition to working at the CWLT, I am the captain of the Women's Frisbee Team, a Peer Ally, and a leader for Puget Sound Outdoors. I love outer space, cookies, and jokes. If any of these things interests you or you want to talk about ideas for a paper or speak some Arabic, let me know!


M 3-4 p.m. (drop-in), M 4-5 p.m., T 1-3 p.m., Th 6-8 p.m.

Major: Politics & Government

Other emphases: Mathematics and Global Development Studies


 

 Katharine Etsell

Katharine Etsell

Hi! I'm a junior history and art double major who made the trek from sunny Santa Barbara, California up to the cold and wet of the northwest, which I secretly prefer now. I'm really excited to work with anyone who's looking for help or a second opinion on a paper or writing assignment. Stop by if you want constructive feedback or if you want to nerd out about history with me!

 

T 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Th 4-6 p.m., F 1-3 p.m.

Majors: History and Art


 

Justin Higa

Justin Higa, Graduate Writing Advisor

I am from Pearl City, Hawaii, and I'm a 2015 alum of Puget Sound, with an exercise science major and a math minor.  When I’m not in class you can find me on one of the many golf courses in Tacoma. As an undergrad, I ran cross country and track for Puget Sound and taught hula for the annual Luau. I was an exercise science tutor as an undergrad and am looking forward to returning to the CWLT as a graduate writing advisor. Please don't hesitate to drop by!

 

T 6-8 p.m., Su 2-4 p.m.

Program: Doctorate of Physical Therapy

 

 

 Naomi Hill

Naomi Hill

Hi! I am a senior English Literature major and Classics minor, hailing from the hipster capital of the world (also known as Portland, Oregon). In my spare time, I enjoy reading, running, wearing flannel, and hanging out with fellow nerds in the UPS Nerdfighters Club. 

 

T 2-4 p.m., F 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Su 2-3 p.m., Su 3-4 p.m. (drop-in)

Major: English Literature
Other Emphasis: Classics


 

Nakisha Renee Jones

Nakisha Renée Jones

Hi! I'm excited to be a writing advisor and finance tutor. This year I'm a senior with double majors in the Business Leadership Program and Communication Studies, and double minors in Economics and African American Studies. When I'm not in the Center, you may find me in the ASUPS President's office, or volunteering around my home city of Tacoma.

 

M 6-8 p.m., W 6-8 p.m., Th 3-4 p.m. (drop-in), Th 4-5 p.m.

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


 

Kristen Lane

Kristen Lane

Hello! I am a junior exercise science major in my second year as a writing advisor at the CWLT. 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.

 

T 9-11 a.m., Th 1-3 p.m., Su 3-5 p.m. 

Major: Exercise Science
Other emphasis: Spanish


 

 Alex McNeil

Alex McNeil

Howdy. I’m from Woodacre, California, a little Bay Area town nestled in the shadow of Mount Tamalpais. As a transfer student, my senior year will be my second at Puget Sound. I’m looking forward to spending it studying Politics and Government. I enjoy flying kites, playing banjo and, sadly, yardwork. Find me if you got a hankerin’ for some bluegrass.

 

M 9-11 a.m., Th 1-3 p.m., F 10 a.m.-noon

Major: Politics and Government


 

Ellen Mueller

Ellen Mueller

Hey! I am a senior majoring in International Political Economy with a minor in Spanish. I have a passion for creative writing and anything involving crafts. Last year, I spent fall semester traveling around South America in Buenos Aires, Paraguay, Brazil, and Uruguay. I’m originally from Denver, Colorado, and when I’m not doing homework, you can find me outside—most likely playing ultimate Frisbee! I am excited to be working in the Center and can’t wait to meet you!

 

M 4-6 p.m., W 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Th 7-9 p.m.

Major:  International Political Economy
Other emphasis: Spanish


 

 Kieran O'Neil

Kieran O'Neil

Hiya! Hailing from the snowy, moose-filled pocket of Fairbanks, Alaska, I am a senior Biology major and Environmental Policy and Decision-Making minor emphasizing in Global Development. When I’m not in class or guzzling coffee in Opp/Diversions, I can be found leading trips for Puget Sound Outdoors, editing articles for the Elements science magazine, and longboarding around campus. I love skiing, apple pie, and my cat. Come say hi!

 

T 7-9 p.m., W 7-9 p.m., Th 5-7 p.m.

Major: Biology
Other Emphasis: Environmental Policy and Decision-Making


 

 Alex Plant

Alex Plant

Hello! My name is Alex Plant, I am from Marysville, Washington, and I am a Writing Advisor and Ancient Greek tutor at the CWLT! I am currently a senior at Puget Sound pursuing a triple major in History, American Politics & Government, and Classical Languages. When I am not working in the Center you can find me working as the Peer Coordinator with the Office of Academic Advising or 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. Until then, I look forward to working with all of you in the Center!

 

M 7-9 p.m., T 3-4 p.m. (drop-in), T 4-5 p.m., Th 3-5 p.m.

Majors: History, Politics & Government, and Classical Languages 


 

 Andy Rodgers

Andy Rodgers

Hi, Puget Sound! I am a senior from Eugene, Oregon studying Religion and Bioethics. When I'm not occupying the crevices in Wyatt, I enjoy playing French horn in the Wind Ensemble, walking long distances at slow speeds, and taking stairs two at a time. I'm excited to work with you!

 

M 7-9 p.m., W 9-11 a.m., Su 3-5 p.m.

Major:  Religion
Other emphasis: Bioethics and Sociology & Anthropology


 

 Austin Scharff

Austin Scharff

I am a senior 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 11 a.m.-1 p.m., W 11 a.m.-1 p.m., F 9-10 a.m., Su 4-5 p.m. (Thesis Hour)

Majors: International Political Economy and Politics & Government

Other emphasis: Economics and Global Development Studies


 

Jacqueline Wong

Jacqueline Wong

Hi! I am currently a junior, and I am originally from Chico, CA. I am double majoring in psychology and business. When I’m not doing academic-related activities, I can be found working for Campus Films and Residence Life, volunteering for a therapeutic horseback riding center, playing guitar, eating (most likely), or watching an unhealthy amount of TV shows. I’m very excited to work with you in the CWLT as a writing advisor and psychology statistics tutor!

 

M 5-7 p.m., W 2-3 p.m., W 3-4 p.m. (drop-in), Th 9-11 a.m.

Majors: Psychology and Business 


 

 Lexy Woods

Lexy Woods

Hey! My name is Lexy and I'm a senior Natural Science major with an emphasis in Biology and a Studio Art minor.  I am from Gig Harbor, Washington and like to express my love for animals and conservation by working at our local Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium during the summers. When I'm not roaming around Thompson, I'm likely in the art studio gettin' creative. 

 

M 1-3 p.m., W 7-9 p.m., F noon-2 p.m.
Major:
Biology
Other emphasis:
Studio Art


 

 Kylie Young

Kylie Young

Hi! My name is Kylie Young, and I’m from Salem, Oregon. I love anything pertaining to apples, yoga, chocolate, and cute animals. I’m a junior studying STS and SOAN, and I’m also a Trimble RCC. My primary academic interests revolve around the social aspects of environmental problems, patriarchal capitalism, and educational inequities. I love learning about everything, so I can’t wait to hear your ideas and read your work!

 

M 1-3 p.m., T noon-2 p.m., Th 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Majors: Science, Technology, & Society and Sociology & Anthropology


Writing Center Faculty

  • Eric Orlin, Professor of Classics
    M 3-5 p.m., W 10-11 a.m., W 1-2 p.m., F 1-2 p.m.
  • Renee Simms, Visiting Assistant Professor of African American Studies
    M 11 a.m.-1 p.m., W 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Julie Nelson Christoph, CWLT Director and Professor of English
    by appointment