Meet our Writing Advisors

Spring 2020

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

We have made changes to our schedule that will go into place after Spring Break. Check and make sure you know your favorite writing advisor's hours!


Chris Andersen

Chris Andersen

Hello! I am a senior majoring in Molecular and Cellular Biology with a minor in Mathematics who is originally from southern California. In my free time, I love playing music, running, and hanging out with friends. I spend much of my time in Thompson these days, but don’t let that dissuade you from coming to me about any papers or projects you are working on. As your writing advisor, I aim to help you surpass your writing goals in any class you take! I also have a strong passion for music and poetry, so if you ever want to talk symphonies, musical theater, or your favorite poets, feel free to stop by!


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

Major: Molecular & Cellular Biology

Other emphasis: Mathematics

 Janelle Ariota

Janelle Ariota

Hi, my name is Janelle! I’m a junior from Puyallup, WA majoring in English and minoring in Economics. However, if studying reruns of The Office was a major, I would be the first person to sign up. I’m a huge bookworm, so I always welcome new book recommendations. When I’m not studying or working, you can find me at the Met eating an absurd amount of cookies. Stop by the Center if you want to chat about your papers or show me pictures of your dog!


M 9-11 a.m., Tu 2-3 p.m. & 3-4 p.m. (drop-in), 10 a.m. - noon

Major: English
Other emphasis: Economics

 Tomicia Blunt

Tomicia Blunt, Academic Consultant

Hi! My name is Tomicia Blunt, my pronouns are she/her/hers and I am a junior from San Francisco, CA. I am a Communication Studies and Business minor. I am interested in dogs, fashion, art, music and their influence in culture. If you see me in the CWLT or Diversions say hi, I’d love to chat.​


Abroad Spring 2020

Major: Communication Studies
Other emphasis: Business


 Chloe Brëw

Chlöe Brew

Hello! My name is Chlöe Brew and I'm a junior 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 4-6 p.m., Tu 1-3 p.m., 6-8 p.m., Th 6-8 p.m.

Major: Art History

Other emphasis: Classics


Juliano Estrada Donatelli

Juliano Estrada Donatelli

Hi! My name is Juliano Estrada Donatelli. I am a junior from Pittsburgh, PA, majoring in Spanish, as well as studying Chinese and Arabic. Some of my passions include languages, cooking, and traveling. In the future, I hope to teach languages, wherever that may be. You can catch me either in Wyatt studying or in line waiting for coffee in Diversions or Oppenheimer. “Yinz” can stop by if you want to work on your writing or just want to talk about Pittsburgh!


Sun 3-4 p.m. (drop-in) & 4-5 p.m., M 5-7 p.m., Th 2-3 p.m. & 3-4 p.m. (drop-in)

Major: Spanish
Other emphasis: Chinese, Arabic

 Zachary Fletcher

Zachary Fletcher

Hi and hello! My name is Zachary Fletcher and I’m a senior Politics & Government and Communication Studies double major from Syracuse, New York! I play ultimate frisbee for the Postmen, sing tenor for Underground Sound A cappella, and work as the Sports & Outdoors Section Editor at The Trail here on campus! In my free time I love to run, read, and get outside in any way/shape/form that I can. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day and I’ll eat just about anything with brussels sprouts on it, so bring your recipes! I look forward to meeting you and talking papers/just about anything else!


M 11 a.m. -1 p.m. & 3-5 p.m., Tu 6-8 p.m., W 4-6 p.m., F 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Major: Politics & Government, Communication Studies

 Darian Gill

Darian Gill

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!


Abroad Spring 2020
Major: Computer Science, Philosophy

Other Emphasis: Bioethics

 Eric Haupt

Eric Haupt

Hey there! I am a junior majoring in Economics and am an aspiring law student. I'm originally from the central coast of California, and I still can't say that I'm used to the weather difference! I'm really passionate about writing, and I'm hoping to do a lot to help people become more confident in their own essays and research papers during my time at the CWLT. The transition to college-level writing isn't easy, and I know that it can be hard to ask for help, but please don't hesitate to talk to me if you want to talk over your ideas with someone! I'd love to hear about what you're working on. In my free time I love to read, play video games, and go for long walks.


Not Available After Spring Break.

 Tim Kiesling

Tim Kiesling, Academic Consultant

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 Noon -3 p.m., M 6-9 p.m., W 2-3 & 3-4 p.m. (drop-in)

Majors: History, English


Veronica Lewis

Veronica Lewis

Hello! My name is Veronica and I am a senior from Kent, Washington. I’m majoring in Exercise Science with minors in Spanish and Neuroscience. Academically, I am super passionate about the human body and all the amazing things we can do. During my free time I like to get some fresh air by exploring the outdoors or going for a run. My hobbies include petting dogs, eating copious amounts of chocolate and watching Grey's Anatomy reruns, hopefully all at the same time. I’m super excited to work in the center and to get to know you this year!


Not Available After Spring Break.









Marleen Pan

Bethany Llewellyn

Hi! My name is Bethany Llewellyn and I'm a junior Biology major from Corvallis, Oregon. I feel most fulfilled in the outdoors and can often be found trail running in Point D or making spontaneous trips to Mt. Rainier. I play on Clearcut, the UPS women's ultimate frisbee team, and I'm deeply passionate about baking, cooking, snacking, and basically anything to do with food. Come talk to me about travel, Calvin and Hobbes, or SUB hacks!  I'd love to work on any kind of writing, from literary analysis to stats papers. Excited to meet you!


HoursM 1-3 p.m., Tu 11 a.m.-1 p.m., W 9-10 a.m. & 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Major: Biology, Environmental Policy & Decision Making



Marleen Pan

Hi! I’m Marleen and I’m a junior majoring in English and minoring in Chinese. I love to write fiction whenever I have free time, but I also really love learning different languages. I’m also super interested in Asian pop culture and I'm always open to chat about it or get recommendations. I’m looking forward to working with you!  


Hours: Sun 5-7 p.m., Tu 9-11 a.m., W 7-9 p.m.

Major: English

Other emphases: Honors, Chinese, Asian Studies




Ernestina Savage

Ernestina Savage

Hey! My name is Ernestina Savage, and I’m a sophomore Politics and Government and History double major from Santa Fe, New Mexico. When I’m not working on papers with students, I’m usually on South Quad, saying the ever infamous, “RA on call! Everything good in here?” or, I’m talking non-stop about one of my favorite members of BTS: Kim Namjoon. If you see me around campus, I’d love to talk about music, bullet journaling, chai lattes, or Instagram photoshoots. I look forward to working with you, see you soon!


Not Available After Spring Break.

 Max Tapogna

Max Tapogna, Academic Consultant

Hello! My name is Max Tapogna, I am a senior from Portland, Oregon majoring in Theatre Arts and minoring in Music. I've spent most of my time in college rehearsing and performing in productions with the Department of Theatre Arts or the School of Music. However, working at the CWLT has also been a huge part of my Puget Sound experience. When I'm not in the center or busy with rehearsal I spend my time running, writing, and connecting with friends. I am fan of the many wonderful cafes and alleyways Tacoma has to offer, and love exploring them on bicycle. Come by if you'd like to talk about your essay, or simply chat about ideas and drink tea. I look forward to meeting you!


Hours1-3 p.m., Th 4-6 p.m., 12-3 p.m.

Major: Theatre

Other emphases: Music, English



Andreanna Thompson-Paschetto

Adreanna Thompson-Paschetto

What's up! I'm Adreanna. I'm a Communications and English double major, but on the side I do some art, guitar, and a healthy dollop of playing Smash Bros on my Nintendo Switch. I'm not sure exactly what I'm going to do with my life after college, but its probably somewhere in between upscale chef and radio journalist. Who's to say. Stop by and we can chat all about your writing assignment of choice, and I can give you some good local food recs!


Abroad Spring 2020

Major: Communication Studies, English



Sarah Walling-Bell

Hi! I’m a senior from Fairbanks, Alaska majoring in Computer Science with minors in Neuroscience and African American Studies. In addition to my studies, I spend a lot of my time involved in and learning from the Advocates for Detained Voices and Student Association for the Race and Pedagogy Institute clubs.  Some of my favorite past times are winter hot-tubbing with friends, befriending cats, and procrastinating work with thought-provoking conversations. I really look forward to meeting you, and hearing how I can best support you at the Center!​

M 9-10 a.m. (drop-in) & 10-11a.m., Tu 1-2 p.m., W 9-11 a.m., Th 9-11 a.m. & 1-2 p.m., F 9-11 a.m.

Major: Computer Science
Other Emphases: Neuroscience, African American Studies

Drop-in hours for writing are Sunday 9-10 a.m., Monday 9-10am; Monday-Thursday, 3-4 p.m.

Google Meet Link For Writing Advising Drop-In:
Dial-in: (US) +1 318-392-3204 PIN: 727 986 433#

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.

Alyce DeMarais, Professor of Biology
"I am a biologist with broad interests in many disciplines.  My biology focus is on reproductive and developmental biology; my students and I are studying the effects of environmental contaminants on reproduction.  I enjoy working with colleagues and students from all areas of campus, though.  When I’m not nerding out about biology (or history or bioethics or…), I love to cook and bake, I have about six books going at any one time, and I get outdoors as much as possible.  I look forward to working with you."
Hours: Tu 9-11a.m., W 2-3 p.m., Th 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

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."
Hours: Tu 11 a.m.-1 p.m., W 9-10 a.m., Th 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Rachael Shelden, CWLT Interim Director, by appointment