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    Jennifer Albanese (Director)

    Jennifer Albanese (Director)

    Jennifer Albanese is the Director of the Writing Center and the former Associate Director of the Writing and Rhetoric Program where she has taught for almost twenty years. She has developed workshops and writing courses for the Graduate Chemistry program, the IACS, and the Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University. 

    Ashley

    Ashley

    Ashley is a double major in English and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Ashley has an extensive research background and specializes in thesis statements, analysis, and argumentation. Writing interests include literary and film analysis, philosophy, and politics.

    Bernie

    Bernie

    Bernie is a PhD student in the English department pursuing the writing certificate. While familiar and willing to help with a wide range of academic and "real world" writing, his primary strengths are research based papers pertaining to the study and analysis of Literature (send those Shakespeare and Milton papers my way), History, Philosophy, Writing and Rhetoric, and Culture.  Go Yankees!

    Coral

    Coral

    Behind door number three we have Coral Kopetz, a student in the Contemporary Asian and Asian American Studies MA program! Coral is an alumni of the JET Program, where she just finished a two year stint in scenic Fukui, Japan! (If you're a fan of dinosaurs, look it up!) She is very happy to be back at Stony Brook, and she loves nothing more than to help you, the students, find the best version of yourselves for personal statements, statements of purpose, personal narratives, and so much more!

    David

    David

    David is pursuing his PhD in the Department of History.  He has a passion for the writing process and reader reception.  David’s professional interests include nineteenth century American cultural and social history, with a focus on material culture in shared spaces such as the home library. David is also a Warhammer 40K miniature builder, painter, and player.  He enjoys displaying his latest creations during games at the local tabletop gaming center.

    Deanna

    Deanna

    Deanna is currently majoring in English (Honors) and Biology. She can help tune and develop all types of academic writing but specializes in research based papers and lab reports. Her strengths include  organization, research, and developing a writing plan. Deanna is looking forward to helping students with all sorts of papers and at any stage in the writing process.

    Didi

    Didi

    Didi is a senior who is pursuing her Bachelor's degree in English. She has a passion for romantic and fantastical literature, as well as poetry, and is eager to help students with all sorts of papers.  In her spare time she likes to draw abstract pictures and watch fantasy television, seeing the world come alive instead of just imagining it.

    Dylan

    Dylan

    Dylan is an English major in his senior year with a Creative Writing minor, who hopes to eventually pursue his PhD, unsurprisingly also in English. Dylan loves 16 th  century literature, absurdist theater, and Oxford commas. Dylan wants to one day become a professor, and pass his love of the Oxford comma unto a new generation of uninterested students. Dylan enjoys writing about himself in the third person because it makes him feel important.

    Hayley

    Hayley

    Hayley is a Psychology and Sociology double major with a minor in Health, Medicine, & Society, while pursuing the non-academic hobby of stress-baking cupcakes. Experienced in writing research papers for a variety of subjects, Hayley also enjoys working with creative non fiction pieces as well, especially personal statements. She is looking forward to helping students find their voice through writing.

    Holly

    Holly

    Holly is an English major with Honors and is minoring in Sustainability Studies. She is a second year undergraduate student and is most experienced with writing textual analyses; her strengths include organization, structure, and brainstorming sessions. She also has experience in creative writing and enjoys working with students of all disciplines.

    Jake

    Jake

    Jake is an English major in the Honors program at Stony Brook. His interests include critical literary and linguistic theory, dramatic literature, and poetics. Having spent two years at a conservatory as a violinist, he also enjoys playing, discussing, and listening to a broad range of music. 

    Jamie

    Jamie

    Jamie is an English major studying to become a high-school teacher. He has plenty of experience with literary analysis and  research papers, and has tutored writing in a variety of disciplines.  When he is not reading and writing for class, he is doing so for fun; when he is not reading or writing at all, he is most likely telling himself that he should be. Jamie looks forward to helping students understand the art of writing.

    Jon

    Jon

    Jon is an English PhD student and is currently working toward certificates in writing and in women, gender, and sexuality studies. While his academic interests have rarely strayed outside of humanities departments, he enjoys reading the whole gamut of writing brought to his attention.

    Lissette

    Lissette

      Lissette is a proud first generation Latina who is pursing a double major in Health Science and Sociology with a premed track. She aspires to go to medical school with a specialization in gynecology or pediatrics. Tutoring and writing are two of her passions because of the flexibility and opportunity of impact that both areas provide. She’s also pictured doing her favorite things, drinking coffee and traveling! 

    Mary Rose

    Mary Rose

    Mary Rose is a third year student double majoring in Psychology and English. Her passion for the educational learning process led her to Stony Brook University’s secondary teaching program for English. In addition to her time spent tutoring in the Writing Center, she maintains a part time position with The Office of Commuter Student Services and she is a proud Resident Assistant in H-Quad. 

    Nick

    Nick

    Nick is a student of English in both the Education and Honors programs. His writing experience ranges from creative poetical endeavors to intensive research papers on invasive arthropods. Accordingly, he is well equipped to offer assistance with assignments of all sorts.  

    Rida

    Rida

    Rida is a senior enrolled in the accelerated BA/MA program in English. Her writing interests are focused on technology and medicine and she enjoys writing/reviewing contracts and patents. She plans on going to law school to become a patent lawyer after she completes her MA. She enjoys good books, and her favorite is Vonnegut's  Slaughterhouse Five

    Ryan

    Ryan

    Ryan is an English major and a writing minor in his fourth year at Stony Brook. To be honest, he spends more time doodling in the margins and thinking about writing than actually writing. Even so, he’s a capable writer with a knack for sentence rhythm and tone. Send him anything—your text analyses, your research papers, your creative nonfiction, or even your obscure fanfiction—and he’ll take a look. In addition to the Writing Center, Ryan serves as a TA in the English Department (shout-out to Dr. Huffman). Outside of the classroom, Ryan spends his time drawing, hiking, and trying not to think about his future.

    Sachin

    Sachin

    Sachin is a sophomore Sociology major and a member of the Honors College at Stony Brook University. He is passionate about helping students become confident in their writing abilities.  While interested in all styles and genres, Sachin loves working with analytical and persuasive texts, as well as developing poetry and finetuning grammar. In the future, he hopes to teach abroad.

    Samara

    Samara

    Samara is a senior who is pursuing a Biology degree with an English minor. She has taken a wide variety of English, science, and creative writing courses during her time at Stony Brook, and is looking forward to working with students of all disciplines. Outside of the Writing Center, you can usually find her watching obscure documentaries on Netflix.

    Sampson

    Sampson

    Sampson is an undergraduate Chemistry major with a minor in Professional Writing. He enjoys seeing growth in others' work, and believes that uplifting another also reinforces one's own writing abilities. In his free time Sampson co-facilitates the Stony Brook RhetComp blog, and serves as treasurer for the Stony Brook rowing team.

    Sara

    Sara

    Sara is a PhD student in the English department, with a certificate in writing. Her research focuses on biopolitics, neoliberalism and ecocriticism in contemporary fiction, specifically how the human is re/defined through the intertwining of capital, technology and environment. When she isn't reading abstruse theory, she teaches writing, marathons Battlestar Galactica and pretends to be funny on Twitter.

    Sarah

    Sarah

    Sarah Davis is an English PhD student with certificates in  Women's & Gender Studies and Writing. Her research focuses on the   environmental humanities and contemporary Anglophone literature, especially film and graphic narratives, and specifically analyzes issues of gender, embodiment, and climate justice. When she's not reading or watching   Bob's Burgers, she enjoys exploring nature with her adorable pup, Kal-El.

    Shamilah

    Shamilah

    Shamilah is a Chemical Engineering major in her fourth year (catch her before she's gone!). Having won competitions for writing and grammar, she has ample experience with technical, professional, and creative writing along with a sharp eye for errors. She plans to pursue law and frequently indulges in listening to audiobooks (YA dystopians are her favorite), painting, and pretending she's going to go to the gym regularly. 

    Tenzin

    Tenzin

    Tenzin is a junior English and Art History double major with a minor in China Studies. She has always enjoyed the essay writing process, particularly the brainstorming stage, and is skilled with various types of essays from personal narratives to research papers.
     

    Teri

    Teri

    Teri is a senior double majoring in Psychology and English Education working towards her teaching certification. Her primary strengths include literary analysis, argumentative writing as well as scientific writing. 

    Tiara

    Tiara

    Tiara graduated from Stony Brook with a Bachelor’s degree, double majoring in History and Anthropology. Currently, she is in the Contemporary Asian and Asian American Studies MA program, focusing on rebellion, otherness, identity, and LGBTQ issues in Japanese subcultures. When she isn’t researching (or going to live shows) in Japan, she plays with makeup and takes too many pictures of her cat. 
     

    Uma

    Uma

    Uma is an English major in the Scholars for Medicine BA/MD program. She has experience in both creative writing and non-fiction writing. Her strengths include improving organization and flow in writing, as well as brainstorming.  

    Victoria

    Victoria

    Victoria is a Psychology and Applied Math & Statistics double major with a minor in Writing & Rhetoric. Despite branching out in her collegiate career to analytical and research-oriented pieces, Victoria has always had a passion for creative writing, particularly storytelling.  When she's not in the Writing Center, you can find Victoria studying, painting, listening to music, or online shopping.   

    Vignesh

    Vignesh

     Vignesh is a third year Biology Major in the Honors College. His interests include medicine, music, community service, and of course writing. Despite his science background, he is happy and willing to help improve any piece of writing offered to him (although this does mean he has experience writing lab reports). 

    William

    William

    William is a Junior majoring in English. His gnawing and lifelong urge to write has led him, not only to his major, but also to a position as Content Writer for Odyssey Online. He reads far more non-fiction (particularly history) than fiction, and has a fascination with primary sources. William complements this love of literature with a strong passion for video production, which he directs towards his role as President of the Student Media Organization SBU-TV. 

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