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    Current Tutors

    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. 

    Ayesha

    Ayesha

    Ayesha is a University Scholars student majoring in Psychology with minors in English and International Studies. She is currently on the pre-med track and hopes to pursue a career in medicine and public health. Ayesha also works as a research assistant at the Laboratory for Clinical Affective Neuroscience and is President of the Brooklogue Undergraduate Journal. When she is not at the Writing Center, she loves to read, listen to all things true-crime, and go on long drives with friends.

    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. 

    Caroline

    Caroline

    Caroline is a Psychology and Political Science double major with a minor in Writing and Rhetoric. She is also in the accelerated BA/MA program in Public Policy.  In her free time, you can find her reading, thrifting, or hanging out with her roommate’s dog. 

    Dana

    Dana

    Dana is a second-year PhD student in economics with a focus on macroeconomics. She is currently a teaching assistant for mathematical statistics. She holds Master's degrees in economics and analytics from Georgia Tech. She has worked as an economist for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and USDA Economic Research Service and as an accountant for the Defense Finance and Accounting Service. This prior summer she  worked for Thrust Interactive to use machine learning to predict the outcome of sports games for their sports gambling platform. In her free time, she enjoys reading, creative writing, and performing standup.

    Daniel

    Daniel

    Daniel is a third-year English major in the English Honors Program. He is a writer for Stony Brook’s Statesman News and was a Staff Writer for Suffolk County Community College’s Compass News. Daniel enjoys studying American literature, poetry, and world history. In his free time, Daniel likes writing poetry, watching horror movies, and strolling around local nature parks. Daniel hopes to become an English professor someday.

    Emily

    Emily

    Emily is an Environmental Design, Policy, and Planning major with minors in Geospatial Science as well as Writing and Rhetoric. Her research is based on sustainable development and climate change. Emily is currently a teaching assistant for three WRT 102 classes. She is also currently a GIS Research Assistant. In her free time Emily enjoys music, photography, reading a good book, hiking, and being outdoors.

    Grace H

    Grace H

    Grace is a fifth year student majoring in Biology and Anthropology with a minor in Writing and Rhetoric. Alongside her work in the Writing Center, she is a Teaching Assistant for both WRT102 and WRT302, a Research Assistant for two separate laboratories, and an aide in the Campus Greenhouse. Passionate about fine arts and creative literature, she can be found either blankly staring at Staller showcases in confusion, or fervently drafting short stories in a dark room past midnight.

    Grace S

    Grace S

    Grace is a sophomore majoring in English, with minors in Journalism and Writing and Rhetoric. She writes and edits for Stony Brook's Brooklogue, which combines some of her favorite things. When she's not at the Writing Center, you can find her listening to music or taking pictures of every little thing imaginable.

    Haasi

    Haasi

    Haasi is an Honors College student majoring in Biology. She’s had plenty of experience writing chemistry and biology lab reports but is also well-versed in working with literary analyses, argumentative research papers, and business case analyses. When she’s not at the Writing Center, you’ll probably find her at dance rehearsal with the Stony Brook Bhangra Team!

    Isabella

    Isabella is a senior pursuing a BS in Psychology. She is a Forever Fellow after assisting the Freshman Seminar (UGC 101/102). She has also interned for the Office of the Attorney General of Guam, where she composed an SOP for inputting and filing class action cases. When she’s not at the Writing Center, you can find her at the gym, reading or writing while drinking her daily dose of matcha, trying a new restaurant or café, or facetiming her friends and family from home.

    Jeremy

    Jeremy

    Jeremy is a junior in the University Scholars program with a double major in English and Journalism. He is the editor-in-chief of The Statesman and a staff writer covering the New York Giants for SB Nation. His writing has also appeared in six additional publications. In his free time, Jeremy enjoys reading, hiking, and going to rock concerts. 

    Josh

    Josh

    Josh is a senior undergraduate student majoring in biology and psychology with a writing and rhetoric minor. He is currently the president of SBU Chabad, a large Jewish organization on campus, and the president of Speaking STEM, an on-campus club promoting the importance of rhetoric in science-based fields. Josh is also a veteran biology and biochemistry teaching assistant, having served as head-assistant on multiple occasions. Josh co-lead an ethnographic study in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he worked in a public hospital and underprivileged community. Josh currently conducts analgesic research at Stony Brook Medicine, and plans to continue his research career as a researcher by earning an MD in psychiatry. In his free time, Josh reads, writes, cooks, and surfs.

    Kevin

    Kevin

    Kevin is a junior pursuing a BA in English. He has written papers for many disciplines in Humanities, including history, philosophy, and literature. He was an S Jay Levy Fellow at City College of New York and has received a Scholastic Gold Key Award for his poetry. You can find him watching video essays on YouTube, biking, or drawing in his sketchbook in his free time. Kevin aspires to be a Narrative Director in gaming.

    Leilani

    Leilani

    Leilani is a senior with a major in Sociology and minor in Professional Writing. Before joining the writing center, she worked as an Undergraduate Fellow for HDV 101 and 102 classes. After that, she interned as a Teaching Assistant for a WRT 102. This past summer, she worked as an intern at the City Court of Newburgh under Hon. Joanne Matthews Forbes, and also worked under Hon. Hyun Chin Kim at the Orange Supreme and County Courts. When she isn’t in the writing center, you can find her at the library studying, catching Pokemon around campus, or cuddling with her roommate’s cat, Hayley.

    Matt

    Matt

    Matt is a senior political science and psychology major, minoring in writing and rhetoric. He is currently a skill-based tutor at the ASTC and an editor at The Stony Brook Press and The RhetComp Blog. He has been published in James Madison University’s RhetTech Undergraduate Journal and has worked as an intern for congressional campaigns.  After graduating, he plans to pursue a career in public policy. When he’s not at the Writing Center, you’ll probably find him taking photos, drinking copious amounts of coffee, or skateboarding around campus. 

    Oasima

    Oasima

    Oasima is a junior in the WISE program double majoring in Biochemistry and Sociology. She is an intern for the Center for Civic Justice on Campus where she advocates for civic and voter engagement. Oasima also is a research assistant with the Boon Group at SBU, where she actively conducts research on the impact of nitric oxide on bacterial motility. In her free time, Oasima loves reading fiction and fantasy novels. She also loves spending time with her friends and exploring her baking skills in her suite.

    Rachel

    Rachel

    Rachel is a first-year PhD student in the English Department.  She enjoys helping students improve their writing in all fields and genres.  In her free time, you can find her reading, cooking, spending time with friends, and playing video games.

    Ramsha

    Ramsha

    Ramsha is a senior in the Honors College majoring in Biology with a minor in Writing and Rhetoric. She has written for Stony Brook’s Odyssey magazine in the past. She enjoys working with patients and has interned at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where she became particularly interested in the fields of medical ethics and narrative medicine. In her free time, she can be found reading fantasy novels, rewatching Howl’s Moving Castle, or hanging out with friends.

    Sara

    Sara

    Sara is a PhD candidate 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 or writing about clones, she pretends to be funny on Twitter and unironically watches Arnold Schwarzenegger movies.

    Shay

    Shay is a student in the accelerated BA/MA Program in English at Stony Brook University. She is currently working on her Graduate Thesis on The Canterbury Tales and human agency. She also works part-time at a private middle and high school where she is an Administrative Assistant and subs classes on occasion. When she is not working at the writing center, she spends her time writing fantasy stories, playing video games, or walking her dogs. 

    Sophie

    Sophie

    Sophie is a junior pursuing a BFA in Creative Writing. Her work has been featured in BOMB, The Los Angeles Review, The Southampton Review, and elsewehere. She has also been a TA for several fiction workshops.

    Xiner

    Xiner

    Xiner is a senior majoring in Biochemistry and minoring in Writing and Rhetoric. She has worked on lab reports for the core science classes: biology, chemistry, physics, and biochemistry. Her experience working in clinical settings and research labs allows her to apply her interests in case studies and research papers. In her free time, Xiner likes to read self-help books, go running, and watch rom-coms.