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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 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. 

    Annamaria

    Annamaria

    Annamaria is a Psychology major with a Professional Writing minor.  Her strengths include helping students with grammar and content development, and she particularly enjoys working with personal statements and creative writing.  She has a passion for philosophy and psychological research, and in her free time she's usually painting, exercising, or spending time with family.

    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.

    Brett

    Brett

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    Brian

    Brian

    Brian is a PhD student in the English department and he is currently working towards a certificate in teaching writing. His research focuses on the relationships between narrative, depictions of space and place, and national boundaries in Modernist fiction. When he’s not writing about space, he enjoys exploring it by seeking out new running and hiking trails.  

    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.

    Devan

    Devan

    Devan is a Senior pursuing majors in Psychology and Linguistics. He has extensive training in both academic and creative writing. His strengths are persuasive writing, rhetorical analysis, and creative expression. You can spot him throwing frisbees at the fields by the South P lot, or longboarding (and falling) around main campus.

     

    Erin

    Erin

    Erin is a member of the Honors College pursuing Political Science and Psychology as double majors with a writing minor. She enjoys using collaboration as a problem solving tool and can help write an awesome introduction paragraph. She looks forward to helping students discover their love for writing!

    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. 

    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.

    Julie

    Julie

    Julie is a junior civil engineering major with an English minor. She specializes in textual, rhetorical, and critical analysis as well as narrative and argumentative essays. She focuses on development of thesis statements and can easily spot errors. Julie looks forward to working with students of all disciplines!

    Lissette

    Lissette

    Lissette is a proud first generation Latina who is pursing a double major in Biology and Sociology with a pre-nursing track. She aspires to go to nursing school with a specialization in midwifery. Tutoring and writing are two of her passions because of the flexibility and opportunity of impact that both areas provide. She loves working on personal statements, applications, and rhetorical analysis. Lissette loves working at the writing center because of all the different students and disciplines she gets to work with! 

    Marie

    Marie

    Marie is an English major with a minor in Applied Math & Statistics. While she's experienced in writing a variety of essays, she specializes in textual analysis and argumentative writing. With past experience in the Biology and Chemistry departments, she has also gained a knack for writing lab reports and spends any free time waiting on line at Starbucks to fuel her caffeine addiction.

    Mary

    Mary

    Mary is a registered nurse returning to school as an English major in the Honors program.  In nursing school, she earned extra money by helping graduate students with dissertations.  She spends her free time boating on the waters of Long Island Sound and binge-watching Netflix when she should be sleeping.

    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. 

    Neha

    Neha

    Neha is a junior majoring in biochemistry and is a member of the WISE Honors College. She has experience with a variety of different writing styles including literary and argumentative essays, poetry, personal narratives, and lab reports. Having struggled with writing in the past, Neha wants to share writing tips and help others with their writing assignments. When she is not at the Writing Center, Neha can be found running events for the Special Olympics club or googling ramen recipes (you can ask her for recommendations).  

    Nick

    Nick

    Nick completed his BA in English with honors at Stony Brook University. He is now pursuing an MA in Philosophy and Art. His areas of interest include phenomenology, aesthetics, Buddhist philosophy, and the philosophies of language, literature, and music. He enjoys working on all genres of writing.

    Olivia

    Olivia

    Olivia is an English major who plans to pursue a career in teaching. She is most familiar with writing textual analyses and argumentative research papers, however she is eager to work with students seeking help in all types of papers. In Olivia’s free time, you can most likely catch her taking pictures of her cats and building her extensive plant collection.

    Ryan L.

    Ryan L.

    Ryan is an English major in his senior year at Stony Brook. He knows plenty about planning and organizing a paper. He specializes in literary analysis and argumentation. He also has a love for creative writing and has plenty of knowledge on structuring a story, characterization, and creating natural dialogue. Ryan is happy to help with any analytical, argumentative, or research based papers, as well as any creative work you're working on.

    Sachin

    Sachin

    Sachin is a third-year student majoring in sociology and biology. He is passionate about helping students become confident in their writing abilities, especially by teaching them how to develop their skills independently. While interested in all styles and genres, Sachin loves working with personal statements and analytical texts, as well as developing poetry and refining grammar. In his free time, he likes to draw.

    Sampson

    Sampson

    Sampson is a second year working towards a B.S. in Chemistry, with a minor in Professional Writing. He enjoys reinforcing his own writing abilities through uplifting others', and is always looking to expand his interests. Besides tutoring at the Writing Center, Sampson is an athlete and Treasurer of the Stony Brook rowing team; he conducts research in bioprinting, and is an avid science-fiction reader.

    Sara

    Sara

    Sara is a PhD student in the English department, with a certificate in writing. Her research focuses on the intersection of biopolitics, neoliberalism and ecocriticism in contemporary fiction. When she isn't reading abstruse theory, she pretends to be funny on Twitter and unironically watches Arnold Schwarzenegger movies.

    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.

    Sophia

    Sophia

    Sophia is a sophomore in the Honors College studying Political Science. Her strengths include research papers and argumentative pieces, but she's happy to work on any piece of writing you bring in -- academic or not. As a tutor, research assistant, and member of several clubs, she likes to get involved on campus, and would love to help you translate your experiences into your writing.   

    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. 

    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 D

    Victoria D

    Victoria is a Psychology and English 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. She specializes in organization, structure, and rewording sentences. When she's not in the Writing Center, you can find Victoria studying, painting, listening to music, or online shopping.

    Victoria M

    Victoria M

    Victoria is a third-year English major who plans to become a high school teacher. Although she specializes in literary essays and creative writing, she has had experience writing papers in other subjects, including history and science. In addition to reading and writing, she enjoys crocheting, rehearsing with the Marching Band, and watching murder mysteries on Netflix.

    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). 

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