Summer 2020

Writing appointments are available during the summer on request. To make an appointment, complete this form.

Fall 2020

To make an appointment, drop by Howarth 109, leave a voicemail at 253.879.3404, or complete this form.


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!

T 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Th 2-3 p.m. & 3-4 p.m. (drop-in), F 12-2 p.m.

Major: English
Other emphasis: Economics


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 9-11 a.m. & 5-7 p.m., T 4-6 p.m., Th 2-3 p.m. (AC office hour) & 7-9 p.m., F 10-11 a.m.

Major: Communication Studies
Other emphasis: Business, AFAM


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 2-3 p.m. & 3-5 p.m. (drop-ins), M 12-2 p.m., W 6-8 p.m.

Major: Art History, Classics

Other emphasis: GQS


Olivia Couture, 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 3-4 p.m. & 4-5 p.m. (drop-in), M 4-6 p.m., F 1-3 p.m.

Major: English (Creative Writing) and Classics

Other emphasis: Latin, Education Studies


Daniel David Espinoza

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 6-8 p.m., M 8-9 p.m., T 11 a.m.-12 p.m. & 5-6 p.m., Th 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Major: IPE, SOAN

Other emphasis: Asian Studies, Chinese, Honors

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 1-3 p.m., M 2-4 p.m., F 1-3 p.m.

Major: IPE, EPDM

Other emphasis: Chinese

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., M 7-9 p.m., Th 4-6 p.m.

Major: English

Other emphasis: Japanese


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 5-7 p.m., T 9-11 a.m., W 7-9 p.m.

Major: Spanish
Other emphasis: Chinese, Asian Studies


Darian Gill

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 7-9 p.m., W 1-2 p.m., Th 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Major: Computer Science

Other Emphasis: Philosophy, Bioethics


Eric Haupt

Hey there! I am a senior 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.

Sun 12-2 p.m., M 1-3 p.m., W 6-8 p.m.

Major: Economics

Other emphasis: Philosophy

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 6-8 p.m., T 3-5 p.m., Th 2-4 p.m.

Major: Psychology

Other emphasis: Politics and Government (IR Emphasis)

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

M 5-8 p.m., T 1-3 p.m. & 7-9 p.m., W 1-2 p.m., Th 1-2 p.m. & 2-3 p.m. (AC office hour)

Major: History, English

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 4-5 p.m., T 1-3 p.m. & 3-4 p.m. (drop-in), W 1-3 p.m.

Major: Biology, EDPM

Marleen Pan

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hi guys! I’m Marleen and I’m a senior majoring in English and minoring in Chinese and Asian Studies. When I’m not swamped in schoolwork or knee-deep in writer’s block, I love to write fiction and read in my free time. I also love learning different languages and am currently learning three right now, so feel free to share your language woes with me (bonus points if you’re also learning Chinese!). I’m super interested in Asian pop culture as well, so I'm always open to chat about it or get recommendations. I’m looking forward to working with you!


Major: English

Other emphasis: Chinese and Asian Studies

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!

Sun 7-9 p.m., W 2-3 p.m. & 3-4 p.m. (drop-in), Th 7-9 p.m.

Major: Physics, Math

Isaac Sims-Foster

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 10 a.m.-12 p.m., W 9-11 a.m., Th 6-8 p.m.

Major: Communication Studies, AFAM

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 12-2 p.m., M 3-4 p.m (drop-in) & 4-5 p.m., W 2-4 p.m.

Major: Communication Studies, English

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!

Sun 4-6 p.m., M 3-4 p.m., T 5-6 p.m., Th 5-7 p.m.

Major: Undeclared

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 11a.m.-1 p.m., T 7-9 p.m., W 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Major: Politics and Government, IPE

Other emphasis: GDS

Drop-in hours for writing are Monday-Thursday and Sunday, 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.

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: TBA

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: TBA

Rachael Shelden, CWLT Interim Director, by appointment