Fall 2021

To make an appointment, leave a voicemail at 253.879.3404 or complete this form. We are currently planning to do in-person appointments (with masks) in Howarth 109 beginning the second week of classes.

Tutor bios and hours are below.

Gabriel Alves de Lima

Gabriel Alves de Lima

Pronouns: he/him/his

Hi I’m Gabriel, (or Gabe!) and I’m a Junior from San Francisco, California with a Politics & Government Major and Communications Minor. I’m on the Debate team and love discussing all things politics. I’m also obsessed with running, Rollerblading, and Rupaul’s Drag Race. I speak Portuguese so if you do too, let’s chat. You might see me giving a campus tour or throwing a frisbee on Todd Field. Excited to meet you!

M 10-11am, Tu 1-2pm & 7-9pm, Th Noon-1pm & 4-5pm

Major: Politics and Government
Other emphasis: Communications

Zoe Brinner

Zoe Brinner

Pronouns: she/they

Hello! My name is Zoe Brinner and am a junior majoring in STS and minoring in Chemistry. I grew up in Oakland, CA so I'm always down to reminisce about BART and all things Bay Area. Academically, I will get excited about practically any subject but what I enjoy most is bridging Humanities and STEM. Outside of school, I love to travel, play music, bake, and learn languages. If there was a subject tutor position for knitting I'd apply in a heart beat. Whether it is to workshop an essay, talk, or geek out, stop by and say hi! I'm excited to see you all!

Sun 4-5pm, M 2-3pm, W 6-7pm, Th 11am-Noon & 5-7pm

Major: STS
Other emphasis: Chemistry, Honors, Philosophy

Marshall Casebeer

Marshall Casebeer

Pronouns: he/him/his

Hi there! My name is Marshall Casebeer and I am a senior majoring in Politics and Government (Comparative emphasis) with a minor in Economics. I use he/him pronouns and am from Colorado Springs, Colorado. I love listening to and playing music, so any recommendations are always welcome! I also have a serious cheese problem so if you have a reliable, affordable cheese source in Tacoma please clue me in. Looking forward to learning with you! 

Sun 10-11am, M 6-7pm, Tu 1-3pm, W 11am-Noon, Th 4-5pm

Major: Politics and Government
Other emphasis: Economics 

Isabel De La Canal

Isabel De La Canal 

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Hello! My name is Isabel De La Canal and I am a Junior from Glenwood Springs, Colorado majoring in International Political Economy and intending to minor in Chinese Language. When I’m not in class I love cooking, eating, and playing Dungeons and Dragons with my friends. I am almost always listening to music including but not limited to RnB, K-pop, and Reggaeton. I also recently started listening to podcasts and I am on a serious true crime kick, so if you can relate stop by and we can chat about it! When it comes to writing I particularly enjoy the beginning of the writing progress when we get to break down what the prompt is asking us and brainstorm how we’d like to answer it. I am a serious procrastinator so getting this step done makes the whole writing process feel super manageable and rewarding. I look forward to meeting you this year!

M 10am-Noon, T 4-5pm, W 10am- Noon, Th 2-3pm 

Major: IPE
Other emphasis: Chinese

Daniel David Espinoza Vega

Daniel David Espinoza Vega

Pronouns: he/him/his

Wssup y’all, I’m Daniel and I'm from the Bay Area. I’m majoring in International Political Economy and minoring in Chinese. I'm fascinated by languages and am working towards being abroad anytime possible, haha. Outside of studying, I’m either kicking back and chilling or training at the gym. I hope y'all feel free to come to our appointments and ask any question, share a concern, or feel excited! Whether it's about outlining a paper, proof-reading a final draft, or discuss anything under the grand cosmos, please stop by! I'm real excited to meet y'all!

Sun 3-5pm, M 5-6pm, Tu 5-7pm, Th 10-11am

Major: IPE
Other emphasis: Chinese, Honors

Hayden Hotchkiss

Hayden Hotchkiss

Pronouns: she/her/hers                                    

Hi there, my name is Hayden Hotchkiss and I am a senior from Boulder, Colorado! I am a Psychology major. 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 CWL to chat about anything at all. Looking forward to meeting you!

M 9-10am & Noon-1pm, Tu 3-4pm (Writing Drop-in), 4-5pm, 7-9pm, W 9-10am, Th 1-3pm

Major: Psychology

Ebony James

Ebony James

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Hi! My name is Ebony and I am a junior this year. I am an International Political Economy Major, and seeking minors in Politics and Government and Spanish. On campus I also work as a first-year RA and in the sub. I participate in Inter-varsity and the Black Student Union. I have been traveling with my dad since I was a baby and love to learn about other parts of the world. I love spending with family and friends. I am addicted to TV and yes I love Grey's Anatomy.

Sun 9-10am & 11am-1pm, M 11am-Noon, F 11-1pm

Major: IPE
Other emphasis: Politics and Government & Spanish

Charlotte Lowell

Charlotte Lowell

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Hi, my name is Charlotte, and I’m a senior majoring in Classics & Ancient Mediterranean Studies with a Classical Languages and Literature track. I’m also minoring in Gender & Queer Studies and Mathematics, and I absolutely love theory work and complex ideas. I grew up in Fairfax, Virginia right outside of Washington D.C., where I spent a whole lot of time inside museums. When I’m on campus, I’m almost always in Diversions or Oppenheimer studying with some coffee, or in Wyatt hall with a book and pen in hand. In my free time, I love painting and novels, and am also always down to binge a cathartic drama series (if I can find the time). I worked on a research project this summer on formulaic language in Homer, and am passionate about assemblage and object theory, but I mostly just love having intellectually stimulating conversations with anyone at all- so any of y’all are welcome to drop by and chat about anything! I hope to see you all at the CWL soon!

Sun 1-3pm Tu Noon-1pm & 4-5pm (Drop-in), W 7-8pm, Th 6-7pm

Major: Classics
Other emphasis: GQS & Math

Austin Mangle

Austin Mangle

Pronouns: he/him/his

Hey all! My name is Austin Mangle. I am a senior majoring in Business Administration and Music Performance, and have lived in Tacoma my entire life. I love spending time experiencing the outdoors and observing wildlife of all kinds (especially birds!). At the beginning of the pandemic I started taking care of two parakeets, who have both taken on distinct personalities and are an endless source of fun. I enjoy discussing anything and everything music-related, and especially enjoy discussing electronic dance music. If you want to come in and talk about music artists and songs you love, or just want to chat about life and perspective, please come say hi! In addition to my position as a writing advisor you can catch me lifeguarding at the pool and studying in Upper Marshall hall. I hope to see you at the CWL and look forward to working with you.  

Sun 1-3pm, Tu 10-11am, Th 11am-1pm & 7-8pm

Major: Business Administration & Music Performance

Alex Miller

Alex Miller

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Hi! My name is Alex and my pronouns are she/her. I’m a senior majoring in Theatre Arts and English with an emphasis in Creative Writing. I’m also an Academic Peer Advisor and a part of the Ubiquitous They Improv and Sketch comedy teams. I love writing and creating things with my friends, watching all kinds of film and TV, taking mediocre photos with my Canon Rebel, and waving at any and every dog nearby. I’m here to help with anything writing-related, and I’m so excited to connect with you over your ideas. Feel free to stop by and tell me all about your favorite book, poem, movie, plant, or baked good. Hope to see you soon!

Sun 4-7pm, Tu 10am-Noon, F 11am-Noon

Major: Theatre Arts & English (Creative)

Maia Nilsson

Maia Nilsson

Pronouns: they/them/theirs

Hi, I’m Maia! I’m a sophomore from San Diego, CA majoring in English. My pronouns are they/them and my interests include writing, playing trombone, getting unreasonably excited about southern gothic music, and reading other people’s essays. I’m so excited to be a writing advisor in the CWL this year, and I look forward to working with you!

Sun 7-9pm, M 1-3pm, Tu 9-10am, W 6-7pm

Major: English
Other emphasis: Honors

Owen Shellhammer

Owen Shellhammer

Pronouns: he/him/his

Hi! My name is Owen Shellhammer, and I am a senior 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!

Sun 5-8pm, M 7-8pm, Tu 11am-Noon, W 1-2pm, 7-9pm, F 10-11am 

Major: Physics & Math

Kate True

Kate True

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Hello! My name is Kate True and I am a junior double majoring in Communication Studies and Politics & Government. Some fun facts about me: I spent the majority of my life growing up in Columbus, Ohio; I have a profound love for Game of Thrones and arugula; 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!

M 5-7pm, Th 3-4pm (Writing Drop-in) & 4-6pm, F 2-3pm

Major: Communications & Politics and Government 

Erin Valoroso

Erin Valoroso 

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Hello! My name is Erin Valoroso and I'm a senior studying Politics and Government with a Comparative emphasis and a minor in Asian Studies. I'm proud to call the San Francisco Bay Area my home but also have roots in Hawaii! When I'm not working (or studying) in the CWL I enjoy going to concerts, shooting film, sewing and watching lots of reality TV and of course trying new foods! Feel free to stop by the CWL to chat or geek out on grammar with me!

M 4-5pm, Tu 10am-Noon & 2-3pm, Th 10-11am, F 9-10am

Major: Politics and Government
Other emphasis: Asian Studies

Sofia Vazquez

Sofí Vazquez

Pronouns: she/her

Hi everyone! My name is Sofí. I am originally from Mexico City, but I went to high school in Chicago. I am a Senior and I am a double major in Business Administration and Computer Science. I am also part of the swim team here at UPS. My favorite place to study on campus is Oppenheimer Café, so if you see me there don’t be shy and say hi! I am very excited to be working at the CWL as a writing advisor! I know writing papers can be a vey overwhelming process, but I think that together we can make it a little less scary and maybe even turn it into a fun process. Feel free to come in with any question, comments, or concerns about a paper you might have!

M 8-9pm, Tu 1-2pm, W 2-3pm, F 10-11 & Noon-2pm

Major: Business Administration & Computer Science

Ale Vidal Meza

Ale Vidal Meza

Pronouns: she/they

Hello! My name is Ale (she/they) and I’m a senior completing a major in economics with a minor in mathematics. When I am not working through problem sets, writing a paper, or preparing for a presentation, I like to talk about Andean music and being a plant parent! On campus, you can find me studying in Diversions Café, hanging around the second floor of McIntyre, or talking to my friends in COMBS. I look forward to seeing you at the CWL, so stop by if you want to chat about a paper or draw an economics model with me!

Sun Noon-1pm, M 7-8pm (Econ Drop-in) & 8-9pm, Tu 5-6pm, Th 1-3pm

Major: Economics
Other emphasis: Math

Hannah Williams

Hannah Williams

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Hello! My name is Hannah (she/her) and I am a senior majoring in Politics and Government and minoring in Global Development Studies and Religious Studies. The CWL is an incredible resource that empowers students through the creative, messy, and collaborative process of writing, and I am so grateful to be a part of this community. Outside of work, I love exploring Tacoma's many coffee shops, practicing yoga at Expand, and saying hello to every dog that passes through campus. Feel free to stop by and say hello, and don't forget to check out The Nook, our center's podcast!

M Noon-2pm & 3-4pm (Writing Drop-in), W 10am-Noon, Th 7-9pm

Major: Politics and Government
Other emphasis: GDS, Religious Studies