Meet our Writing Advisors

Spring 2021

To make an appointment, leave a voicemail at 253.879.3404 or complete this form. All appointments are currently remote through the university's G-Suite.

View the PDF version of our schedule. All appointment times are PST, or "Tacoma Time!"

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 Janelle Ariota

Janelle Ariota

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Hi! My name is Janelle and I'm a senior majoring in English and minoring in Economics. However, if studying The Office was a major, I'd be the first person to sign up. I absolutely love talking about current events, especially political news. Don't forget to vote! I'm always looking for a good book recommendation or cookie recipe, so please let me know what you're reading or baking. Can't wait to start working with you!


M noon-2 p.m. PST, Tu 10-11 a.m. & 1-2 p.m. PST, W 10 a.m.-noon PST

Major: English

Other emphasis: Economics


Liaison Classes: SSI2 147 A "The Law" in America (Prof. Brad Reich), SSI2 163 A "Paris 1870-1900" (Prof. Francoise Belot)

What's a writing liaison? Check out Janelle's introduction here! 


Tomicia Blunt, Academic Consultant

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Hi! My name is Tomicia Blunt, my pronouns are she/her and I am a senior from San Francisco, CA. I am a Communications Major and a Business minor. I studied abroad in London this past spring so if you want to reminisce with me, talk about fashion, the corrupt media and advertising industry, or R&B, rap or pop music please say hi! I'm looking for new brunch spots and waterfalls to visit so if you have a favorite please let me know. I'm looking forward to seeing you in the Center!


M 10 a.m. - noon PST, Tu 4-6 p.m. PST, W 9-10 a.m. PST, Th 10-11 a.m. PST, 3-4 p.m. (drop-in) & 4-5 p.m. PST, F 9-11 a.m. PST

Major: Communication Studies
Other emphasis: Business, AFAM


Liaison Classes: SSI2 127 A & B Hip Hop Philosophy (Prof. Wind Woods), SSI2 137 Stakeholder Management (Prof. Andreas Udbye)

What's a liaison? Check out Tomicia's introduction here!


Chloe Brëw

Chlöe Brew, Greek Tutor

Hello! My name is Chlöe Brew and I'm a senior studying Art History and Classics from colorful Colorado! I love to read, buy food I can’t afford, live at Target, dance, drink tea, and talk about women’s depictions and importance in Classical art! In addition to the absolutely phenomenal CWLT, I'm also involved in Greek life, RDG, and Peer Allies. I'd look forward to working with you so please stop by!


Sun 11 a.m.-, Tu 7-9 p.m., Th 7-8 p.m. (drop-in) & 8-9 p.m.

Major: Art History, Classics

Other emphasis: GQS


Liaison Classes: SSI2 170 A Space, Place, & Values (Prof. Elise Richman), SSI1 188 A The Tudors (Prof. Katherine Smith)

What's a writing liaison? Check out Chlöe's introduction here!

 Olivia Couture

Olivia Couture, Writing & Latin Tutor

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Hi! My name is Olivia. I’m a senior from Conway, New Hampshire majoring in English and Classics. When I’m not doing schoolwork, I’m either writing fantasy novels, binge-watching New Girl, or having existential conversations about reality and what it means to be human. I also love to read, write songs, and drink copious amounts of coffee. I can’t wait to work with you, so stop by the CWLT if you want to talk about your papers or work on Latin with me!


Sun noon-1p.m. & 1-2 p.m. (drop-in), M 6-8 p.m., Tu 4-6 p.m.

Major: English (Creative Writing) and Classics

Other emphasis: Latin, Education Studies


Liaison Classes: SSI1 131 A Athens, Freedom & Lib Arts (Professor Brett Rogers), SSI 141 A Architectures of Power (Jordan Carroll)

What's a liaison? Check out Olivia's introduction here!


Daniel David Espinoza

Daniel Espinoza Vega

Pronouns: He/Him/His


Sup y’all, I’m Daniel. I’m from the Mission District of San Francisco. I’m majoring in International Political Economy and minoring in Chinese. I’m fascinated by languages and plan on getting my languages up and being abroad anyway I can. Outside of studying IPE and Chinese, I’m either watching Everybody Hates Chris or walking around campus listening to music through my noise cancelling headphones. Through this role, I hope to be a part of your journey of making your time here at Puget Sound filled with learning, adventure, and accomplishment. If there is any question, concern, or excitement you’d want to share with me, whether it’s about outlining a paper, making edits, or the grand cosmos, please stop by! I’m excited to meet y’all!


Sun 2-4 p.m. PST, Tu 9 a.m.-noon PST, F 1-2 p.m. PST

Major: IPE, SOAN

Other emphasis: Asian Studies, Chinese, Honors


Liaison Classes: SSI2 130 A&B Personal Finance (Prof. Ania Kapalczynski)

What's a liaison? Check out Daniel's introduction here!

 Isabel De La Canal

Isabel De La Canal

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Hello! My name is Isabel and I am a sophomore majoring in International Political Economy with interest in Environmental Policy & Decision Making, and a minor in Chinese. I am originally from Colorado and am excited to explore more of Tacoma, so if you have any good recommendations for fun things in the area let me know! In my free time, I enjoy listening to RnB and Reggaeton music, drawing, eating, and watching movies with my friends. I’m excited to work at the CWLT and I look forward to meeting you!


Sun 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. PST, Tu 2-3 p.m. & 3-4 p.m. PST (drop-in), F 1-3 p.m. PST

Major: IPE, EPDM

Other emphasis: Chinese


Liaison Classes: SSI2 146 A&B The Good Life (Prof. Sara Protasi)

What's a liaison? Check out Isabel's introduction here!

 Zeno Deleon Guerrero

Zeno Deleon Guerrero

Pronouns: He/Him/His


Hey everyone! My name is Zeno Deleon Guerrero, I use he/him/his pronouns, and I am senior here at UPS. I am also a Writing Advisor and Office Assistant here at the CWLT. Although you will find me working and studying in the Center quite often, you will also probably find me in Divs spilling and drinking literal and metaphorical tea. Hope to see you in the Center or around campus!”


Sun 7-9 p.m. PST, Tu 11a.m.-1 p.m. PST, Th 7-9 p.m. PST

Major: English

Other emphasis: Japanese


Liaison Classes: SSI2 104 A&B Travel Writing and The Other (Prof. Quill Camp)

What's a liaison? Check out Zeno's introduction here!


Juliano Estrada Donatelli

Juliano Estrada Donatelli

Hi! My name is Juliano Estrada Donatelli. I'm a senior from Pittsburgh, PA, majoring in Spanish and minoring in Chinese and Asian Studies. Some of my passions include languages, writing, and not being able to make up my mind. As of now, I'm working on becoming a polyglot (Spanish, Mandarin, Portuguese and Arabic), but in the future I hope to make my way into a creative industry, maybe even become a writer. You can catch me either in Wyatt studying or in line waiting for coffee in Diversions/Oppenheimer. Feel free to stop by if you want to work on your writing or just chat it up!


Sun 7-9 p.m. PST, M 7-9 p.m. PST, W 6-8 p.m.PST

Major: Spanish
Other emphasis: Chinese, Asian Studies


Liaison Classes: SSI2 117 A The Gay Liberation Movement (Prof. Terry Beck)

What's a liaison? Check out Juliano's introduction here!

 Darian Gill

Darian Gill, Writing Advisor & Computer Science Tutor

Pronouns: He/Him/His


Hi, I'm Darian! I left my home on Oahu to pursue a degree in Computer Science here at UPS. I love bodysurfing, rock climbing, and slack-lining, but life in the Pacific North "Wet" has provided a real change of scenery, and the weather has motivated me to look for new interests indoors. Since arriving on campus, I have discovered a passion for learning not just about the "What?" and "How?" of life, but also the "Why?" and have tacked a minor in Philosophy and an emphasis in Bioethics onto my degree. Come in and let's chat about it!


Tu 8-9 p.m. PST, W 1-3 p.m. & 3-4 p.m. PST (Drop-in), F 2-3 p.m. PST
Major: Computer Science

Other Emphasis: Philosophy, Bioethics


Liaison Classes: SSI2 141 B Architectures of Power (Prof. Aislinn Melchior)

What's a liaison? Check out Darian's introduction here!

 Hayden Hotchkiss

Hayden Hotchkiss

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Hi there, my name is Hayden Hotchkiss and I am a Junior from Boulder, Colorado! I am a Psychology major and Politics and Government minor with a focus in International Relations. When I'm not in the library studying, I am either playing soccer or lacrosse on campus. In the summer I love rock climbing, white-water canoeing, and running around in the Olympic National Forest. I'm also pretty nerdy about the cello, intersectional feminism, and neuroscience, but come in to the CWLT to chat about anything at all. Looking forward to meeting you!


M 10-11 a.m. PST, W 9-10 a.m. PST, Th 9-10 a.m. PST & 1-3 p.m. PST, F 9-10 a.m. PST

Major: Psychology

Other emphasis: Politics and Government (IR Emphasis), Anatomy & Physiology


Liaison Classes: SSI1 178 A Muslim Fictions (Prof. Sam Kigar)

What's a liaison? Check out Hayden's introduction here!

 Tim Kiesling

Tim Kiesling, Writing Advisor & Academic Consultant

Pronouns: He/Him/His & They/Them/Theirs


Hello! My name is Tim and I am a history and English double major from Ashland, Oregon. I transferred to UPS during my second year and am so glad I did. You can often find me walking my adorable dog Alfie. He is a poodle/terrier mix and big sweet heart. Feel free to come pet him if you see us. I'm super into music, film, literature and really all kinds of art and always happy to chat about our shared interests! Looking forward to meeting and working with all of you


Sun 2-3 p.m., 3-4 p.m. (drop-in), & 4-5 p.m. PST, M 2-3 p.m. & 3-4 p.m. (drop-in) PST, W 3-4 p.m. PST, Th 6-8 p.m. PST, F 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. PST

Major: History, English


Liaison Classes: SSI2 189 A&B World War II in Europe (Prof. Benjamin Tromly)

What's a liaison? Check out Tim's introduction here!

 Bethany Llewellyn

Bethany Llewellyn

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Hi! My name is Bethany and I use she/her/hers pronouns. I'm a senior from Corvallis, Oregon majoring in Biology and Environmental Policy and Decision Making. When I'm not living in Thompson Hall, I love to spend time cooking, hiking, or lying in the sun on Todd Field. I also play on Clearcut, the Women's Ultimate Frisbee team here at UPS. My passions include conservation, science accessibility, baked goods, and whatever paper you're writing right now. I'm excited to meeting you!


M 3-5 p.m. PST, Tu 12-2 p.m. PST, Th 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. PST

Major: Biology, EDPM


Liaison Classes: SSI2 151 A Natural History of Dinosaurs (Prof. Kena Fox-Dobbs), SSI1 153 A Scientific Contraversies (Prof. Amy Fisher) 

What's a liaison? Check out Bethany's introduction here! 

Owen Shellhammer

Owen Shellhammer

Pronouns: He/Him/His


Hi! My name is Owen Shellhammer, and I am a junior majoring in physics and mathematics. I also play on the baseball team here at UPS! When I’m not on the field, or in the classroom, I usually spend my free time exploring the fun sites of Tacoma and Seattle area. I also enjoy yoga sessions down at Expand Yoga Studio. While I do enjoy baseball, and sports in general, I am also a huge fan of Star Wars, Star Trek, and Marvel movies and comics—so if you want to discuss the latest theories about your favorite characters, I’d love to chat! When it comes to writing advising, my main focus is to help you with your creative writing process, and to assist you in achieving your writing goals! While I have an extensive background in mathematical writing, and lab reports, I also help with argumentative essays, research papers, and language arts-based writing. I look forward to meeting with you!


M 5-8 p.m. PST, Tu 9-11 a.m. PST, W 8-9 p.m. PST

Major: Physics, Math


Liaison Classes: SSI2 123 A SETI Seminar (Prof. Bernard Bates), 

What's a liaison? Check out Owen's introduction here!

 Isaac Sims-Foster

Isaac Sims-Foster

Pronouns: They/Them/Theirs


Hi! My name is Isaac Sims-Foster, I'm a senior double majoring in Communication and AFAM, and I'm excited to be a writing advisor this year! I'm an avid reader and poet and I'm heavily involved in student journalism; writing is truly my passion. I'm also a singer and a huge gamer, so ask me about my hobbies! I hope to learn and grow with my peers as we better our academic selves together. See you around!


Tu 6-8 p.m. PST, Th 9-11 a.m. PST, F 10 a.m.-noon

Major: Communication Studies, AFAM


Liaison Classes: AFAM 101 A&B (Prof. Dexter Gordon)

What's a liaison? Check out Isaac's introduction here!

 Adreanna Thompson-Paschetto

Adreanna Thompson-Paschetto

Pronouns: She/They


Hey! I'm Adreanna, I use she or they pronouns, and I'm studying Communications and English. On the side I do some art, eat some food, and play an unreasonable amount of Animal Crossing. Stop by for some notes on your project of choice and we can exchange favorite Tacoma food reqs as a bonus. In the immortal words of Shakespeare, from Twelfth Night, Act 2, Scene 3,"lets do't".


Sun 5-7 p.m. PST, M 11 a.m.-noon PST, Th 4-6 p.m. PST, F 11 a.m. -noon PST

Major: Communication Studies, English


Liaison Classes: SSI2 144 A Constitutional Contraversies (Prof. James Jasinski), SSI2 148 A&B Medical Narratives (Prof. Darcy Irvin) 

What's a liaison? Check out Adreanna's introduction here!

 Kate True

Kate True

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Hello! My name is Kate True (she/her) and I am a sophomore on campus! I spent the majority of my life growing up in Columbus, Ohio, though my family currently resides down in Portland. I have a profound love for Game of Thrones and arugula, and I am also very passionate about backpacking and social advocacy. I’m a big music fan too, so feel free to give me album recommendations or tune in to my radio show on KUPS! I am so excited to be able to chat with you about the writing process this year, and I hope to see you soon! 


Mon 4-6 p.m. PST, Tu 11 a.m.-12 p.m. PST, Th 11 a.m. PST -12 p.m. PST & 5-7 p.m. PST

Major: Undeclared


Liaison Classes: SSI2 168 A Zen Insights and Oversights (Prof. Jonathan Stockdale)

What's a liaison? Check out Kate's introduction here!

 Hannah Williams

Hannah Williams

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Hi and Hello! My name is Hannah and my pronouns are she/her. I am a junior majoring in Politics and Government and minoring in Global Development, with a passion for conservation, social justice, and delicious vegan cooking. I believe that the CWLT is an amazing resource to develop your skills as both a student and a writer, and I am here to help with that creative process. You will see me around the CWLT quite a bit, as I am working as both an Office Assistant and a Writing Advisor. Feel free to stop by and say hello!


M noon-3 p.m. PST, W 7-9 p.m. PST, F noon-1 p.m. PST

Major: Politics and Government, IPE

Other emphasis: GDS


Liaison Classes: SSI2 107 A Leadership in American History (Prof. Jeffrey Matthews)

What's a liaison? Check out Hannah's introduction here!

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

Google Meet Link For Writing Advising Drop-In:
Dial-in: (US) +1 570-599-8569 PIN: 192 086 791#

No appointment necessary. Come once with a question, or come every week to talk through your paper with a peer- just be sure to come!

Virtual Drop-In Hour How-To's: Follow the link at the proper time (all times in PDT) to access the drop-in hour. You can use the phone-in option, as well. The tutor will moderate the discussion. You can ask any questions using the chat function or write an "x" in the chat to signal that you would like to talk. However, when the tutor or a fellow student is speaking, please mute your microphone to limit background noise and to keep the attention on the speaker. Thank you!

Writing Center Faculty 

Faculty consultants work with students who are writing personal statements for post-graduate opportunities such as graduate school, professional school, or post-graduate fellowships.

Renee Simms, Associate Professor of African American Studies
"I’m a writer interested in African diaspora literature; black women’s fiction; the intersections of law and literature; and community writing pedagogies. I enjoy helping students think through choices they’ve made in a draft as well as the expectations of a written genre. All great writing happens during revision."
Not taking appointments Spring 2021

Leslie Saucedo, Professor of Biology
"I'm a cell biologist, with a primary focus on cancer biology. Writing is an essential component of being a scientist. You must maintain a lab notebook to serve as an accessible and accurate record of your daily work, write extensive grant proposals to secure funding, and publish primary research articles to acquire an advanced degree (and job!). However, I've been most gratified with my less technical writing projects; including broad reviews of my field and personal essays. I imagine it is because these types of works appeal to my core need to share my love of biology through teaching. I find that my writing improves most by allowing substantial time between drafts, so that I can see it through fresh eyes. It is my hope that I can similarly serve as​ set of fresh eyes for your writing projects."
Hours: Sun 3-4 p.m. PST, M 6-7 p.m. PST, W 2-3 p.m. PST, F 9-10 a.m. PST

Patrick O'Neil, Professor of Politics and Government
"My teaching and research have been focused on authoritarianism and democratization.   I strive to give students the tools to be concise and powerful in their writing, so that they can reach a wide range of audiences and achieve their goals in college and beyond."
Tu 1-3 p.m. PST, F 1-3 pm. PST

Lotus Perry, Instructor of Asian Studies
“I am a world language teacher by profession, but also a life-long student of English and linguistics. While working with students to learn another language, I hope to help them see the world from a different perspective. I would love to discuss your assignments with you, and together we can explore the inextricable link between language, culture, and thoughts.”
Hours: M 12-2 p.m. PST, W 2-4 p.m. PST