CHELSEA WALLACE is a junior international student from Jamaica and (thus far) a Biology major. However, she's now taking Introduction to Creative Writing and may change her mind about that Bio major (:-) ) She is looking forward to working with students from a wide cross-section of disciplines and backgrounds at any stage of their writing process. Outside of school, she loves reading, writing, hanging out with friends and apple jollyranchers.
STEFANO CAGNATO is a senior English major who enjoys French Vanilla ice cream. His focus is in fiction, but he has an extensive history with poetry, playwriting, non-fiction, and critical theory essays. In his free time, Stefano likes to play video games or play/listen to music. He spends most of his time in the theatre, performing in plays and improv comedy shows.
HUNTER PARSONS is a sophomore from Clawson, Michigan who plans on declaring her major in English and minor in either ANSO or Psychology this winter. Although she's from a small town, she has a big heart. She has a great love for animals, people, and the environment. Hunter plans on one day pursuing a career as an elementary school teacher, but for now she is content with preparing vegetarian cuisine, writing everything from essays to poetry, kayaking, and being the Sexual Health Awareness Group's secretary. Hunter is very outgoing and loves meeting new people. If you recognize her on campus, feel free to say hello!
ALLISON KENNEDY is a sophomore undecided major excited about most things. As a first-year, she frequented the Writing Center and grew from an incredibly wild-minded, anxious and unsure writer to a confident student able to finish a paper with minimal panic attacks, and enjoy writing poetry. Allison is also a director of the Kalamazoo Poetry Collective, and Civil Engagement Scholar with the Michigan Prisoner Re-entry Initiative Creative Writing. She's looking forward to seeing all sorts of cool kids roll through the Writing Center this year... don't let her be lonely!
BRITTANY WORTHINGTON is a senior English major with a writing emphasis and concentrations in Media Studies and Women's studies. She enjoys writing both critical analyses as well as creative fiction and non-fiction. She also loves to analyze visual texts such as film and television. Her SIP is a hybrid of personal narrative and critical analysis dealing with issues of family as represented in particular television shows. Brittany loves breaks from school so she can read for pleasure and watch movies with her friends and family. Her hometown is Grand Rapids, MI.
CRAIG ISSER is a senior English Major and Chinese Minor at Kalamazoo College. He is excited to return to the Writing Center as a consultant after studying abroad in Beijing, China where he interned as an English Editor for the Translation Center of the Beijing Longquan Buddhist Monastery. Craig enjoys leadership in a number of other student organizations at K, including the Jewish Student Organization, the Student Activities Committee and the Childish Games Commission.
GUY MARTIN is a senior History and East Asian Studies double major from Brooklyn, New York. He is also a Chinese minor and spent the last nine months in Beijing and Harbin. His SIP is on China's household registration system and how urban governments deny basic welfare services to peasant migrant workers. Guy enjoys working with students on all types of assignments, especially brainstorming ideas and helping students structure their thoughts. His favorite ice cream flavor is mint chocolate chip and he loves running outdoors.
HANNAH SHAUGHNESSY-MOGILL is from Lake Orion, Michigan, and is currently a sophomore. She plans to declare an Anthropology/Sociology major, English and/or Psychology minor with a concentration in American Studies. She has a lot of passions, specifically social justice, music, art and food! Outside of class, she tutors at a bilingual elementary school called El Sol Elementary, studies voice in private lessons and choir, works as a volunteer in K-Crew, and enjoys knitting, making jewelry, cooking yummy food, practicing yoga, drawing, reading, writing/performing spoken word poetry, and going on walks in nature. She's also in student groups called Rethinking Revolution and POWER. She loves writing and language and really believes in the power of working with others to collectively evolve written communication capacities. Hannah is extremely excited to work with you in the Writing Center!
JEFFERY WASHINGTON is an African American sophomore student here at Kalamazoo College. He is a Psychology and English double major with a planned concentration in Creative Writing. Jeffery enjoys stealing a Reese’s Cup from the Writing Center candy jar to help get him through long nights of studying in the library. Jeffery’s interests include: writing poetry and short stories, long meals in the cafeteria, forcing his roommate to listen to 2Pac records, and watching sports. Although some may consider him a very studious individual, Jeffery never reads one page of text or does one minute of homework during a Dallas Cowboy football game or a Los Angeles Lakers basketball game. Most importantly, Jeffery is always happy to meet new people. So if you happen to see Jeffery around campus, do not hesitate to say hello.
JESSICA FARMER is as curious as they come. Jess struggled to select a single major and ultimately decided to study a range of subjects, including French, International and Western Europe Studies, and Sociology, instead. Fortunately for her, she gets to explore all other fields in reading your papers! A senior, she has just returned from a nine-month study abroad program in Clermont-Ferrand, France, and is left feeling re-energized, ready and excited to work with you!
PAUL LOVAAS is a senior Biology major with a focus in Environmental Studies and an English minor. Outside of the Writing Center Paul is a captain of the Kalamazoo College Ultimate Frisbee team. He is also a LandSea Leader, camp counselor, wilderness guide, and outdoor enthusiast. The police often question him, just because they find him interesting. He lives vicariously through himself. He’s a lover, not a fighter…but he’s also a fighter. This is Paul’s first year working in the Writing Center, but he is also a staff member for two of this year's student publications, The Cauldron and The Passage. Whether you’re working on a lab report or a series of sestinas, Paul is happy to help you out.
SARA BABCOCK is a sophomore from Nebraska. She is a French and History double major with many more academic interests including teen culture around the world, language and language learning, and the 19th Century. With the spare time she never has, Sara enjoys baking, gardening, and all manners of geekery. She is way too excited about her new position of Writing Center Consultant and hopes to see you there!
YONGLE WANG is a senior English and Math double major at Kalamazoo College, with a concentration in Media Studies. She is an international student from China, and is currently working on her documentary SIP about feminism in mainland China.