Meet Your Writing Assistants

Sarah Bonanno '18

Sarah Bonanno '18

Sarah is an English major from Pleasantville, New York. She likes helping people brainstorm for their topics and reading papers during the global revision stage to look at general organization. When writing her own papers, Sarah likes to leave as much time as possible to revise because it helps her formalize her ideas. Outside of the Writing Project, Sarah is a member of the Bowdoin Orient and the Undiscussed.

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Jesse Chung '18

Jesse Chung '18

Jesse is a senior majoring in Economics and Environmental Studies, originally from Arlington, Virginia. He loves to help people organize and focus their writing, and also works for the CLT as a QR tutor. When he's not in Kanbar, you can find him exploring the Maine outdoors with the Outing Club!
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Ivy Elgarten '19

Ivy Elgarten '19

Ivy is a junior from Bronx, New York majoring in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies with a Visual Arts Minor. Ivy is on the ultimate frisbee team and tutors first graders in math and writing at Harpswell Community School. She is looking forward to helping her peers develop their own ideas and voices as a Writing Assistant.

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Maureen Greason '18

Maureen Greason '18

Mo is a senior Government & Legal Studies and History double major from Bainbridge Island, Washington. She is on the Women’s Ice Hockey team at Bowdoin. She interned at Environment America this summer, as well as completing the Tuck Business Bridge Program at Dartmouth. Mo is looking forward to helping students find their voice through writing while working at the Writing Center.
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Scout Gregerson '18

Scout Gregerson '18

Scout is a senior studying Neuroscience and Sociology. She is from Northfield, MN and hasn't yet picked a side in the 'lakes vs. oceans' debate. Scout loves writing and thinking and thinking about writing. She just got back from Sri Lanka where many of her ideas about the world were challenged - ask her about it! Scout has a few campus jobs, but the Writing Project may be her favorite (although she would never admit it out loud).
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Dakota Griffin '19

Dakota Griffin '19

Dakota is a junior from Mahwah, New Jersey, majoring in English. Outside of the Writing Project, she works on the Bowdoin Orient and tutors at Durham Community School through the America Reads program. ​
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Quyen Ha '18

Quyen Ha '18

I’m a senior Computer Science and Economics major from Vietnam. Coming from a culture that approaches writing quite differently from that of American higher education, I’m interested in how identity and culture interact with self-expression, and how to distill such expression into the rigorous demands of academic writing without losing one’s sense of creativity. Outside of the Writing Project, I’m a Quantitative Reasoning Tutor for the CLT, and I work at the McKeen Center.
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Kinaya Hassane '19

Kinaya Hassane '19

Kinaya is a junior from Burke, Virginia majoring in Art History and History. Besides working for the Writing Project, she is on the Art Society executive team and a mentor at Harpswell Community School.
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Marina Henke '19

Marina Henke '19

Marina is a junior majoring in Environmental Studies and Africana Studies with a minor in Education. She is from Saint Louis, Missouri, and an avid fan of the Midwest. She enjoys exploring the different ways people approach writing, and hopes to help students find specific practices that work for them. In her free time she loves running all around Brunswick and beyond. On campus, Marina helps lead FFLY, a mentoring program for middle school girls in Bath, Maine. She also can be found out in Maine with Bowdoin's Outing Club.
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Adaiah Hudgins-Lopez '18

Adaiah Hudgins-Lopez '18

Adaiah is a senior from Detroit, Michigan, majoring in Anthropology and English and minoring in Dance. In addition to working with the Writing Project, Adaiah is also a dedicated member of Peer Health, the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, the ASAP Coalition, Intersection Dance Club, African American Society and the Harpswell Community School Mentoring Program. She enjoys helping her community and spending time encouraging other students to explore all that Bowdoin has to offer. In her free time, she loves going on walks. She is looking forward to helping students think about and improve their writing as a Writing Assistant.​
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Philip Kiefer '18

Philip Kiefer '18

Philip is a senior from Seattle, WA, who is starting his third year in the Writing Project. He studies math at Bowdoin, and spent last summer doing statistics research at James Madison University in the Shenandoah Valley of VA. He’s currently working on an honors project which involves modeling the influence of regional cultures on American voting patterns. If he has spare time, it’s spent producing for the Bowdoin Commons podcast, and he would very much appreciate it if you went and listened to their episodes!
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June Lei '18

June Lei '18

June is a senior from New York City. At Bowdoin, she is an Art History and English double major with a concentration in Creative Writing, particularly poetry. Besides writing and analyzing, she loves contemporary art, and serves as the co-president of the Bowdoin Art Society.
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Jude Marx '18

Jude Marx '18

Jude is a senior from Albuquerque, New Mexico majoring in English and Education. She loves writing poetry and wants to teach middle school English. She works for the Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity and volunteers for FFLY mentoring.
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Surya Milner '19

Surya Milner '19

Surya is a junior English major hailing from Austin, Texas. When she's not at the Writing Center, she enjoys working for the Bowdoin Orient and adventuring with the Outing Club. Surya is excited to work with students to effectively develop and organize their thoughts on paper.
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Melissa Miura '19

Melissa Miura '19

Melissa is a junior from Honolulu, Hawaii. She is proposing a self-designed major called Film and Visual Culture Studies that combines courses in various departments, including Cinema Studies, Sociology, English (Creative Writing), and Visual Arts. She loves to dance and is trained in classical ballet, modern jazz, contemporary, and hip hop. Although she doesn’t practice as much as she should, Melissa also plays the harp.
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Shea Necheles '18

Shea Necheles '18

Shea Necheles is a senior from Arlington, MA. She is double majoring in History and Government. Shea loves working with drafts at any stage in the process, but she especially loves developing detailed outlines. When she's not in the Writing Center, you can probably find her at Wild Oats studying (and eating their almond macaroons).
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Noah Rothman '19

Noah Rothman '19

Noah is a Government major, Chemistry minor from Minneapolis, Minnesota. He loves problem solving and could not be more excited to work with you! Outside of class, Noah enjoys birding, running and nordic skiing. He is a staff writer for the Bowdoin Globalist. He also spends much of his time following the Minnesota Twins and Timberwolves, so he is well accustomed to pain, exasperation and disappointment—writing doesn't scare him!
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Zoe Shamis '19

Zoe Shamis '19

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Rowan Staley '18

Rowan Staley '18

Rowan Staley is a senior and a neuroscience and religion double major on the pre-med track. She is from State College, PA. Her favorite types of writing to do are free-form journaling and analytical essays. She really enjoys helping people brainstorm ideas and form outlines for their assignments as well as going over the structure and format of essays! She is also involved in Bowdoin Women's Association, ASAP and multiple theatre groups on campus.
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Rayne Stone '18

Rayne Stone '18

Rayne is a senior Psychology/English double major with an interest in cognitive neuroscience. He grew up in Southern California and now lives in Boise, Idaho, with his parents and dog. Rayne loves producing and editing written works, both creative and academic, and worked in his high school’s writing workshop for three years before coming to Bowdoin. Aside from the Writing Project, Rayne works for the Sexuality, Women, and Gender Center, produces video for the Career Planning Center, serves as president of the Bowdoin Queer-Straight Alliance, and performs hip hop dance with ReFresh Dance Co., to name a few.​
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Jon Luke Tittmann '19

Jon Luke Tittmann '19

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Sydney To '19

Sydney To '19

Sydney To grew up in San Jose, CA where he spent a lot of time in the sun. He is an English major and will probably minor in something. On campus, he is a student intern at the Multicultural Center and the president of Reed House. Pay him a visit at the Writing Workshop sometime!
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Charlie Tomb '18

Charlie Tomb '18

Charlie Tomb is a senior from Brooklyn majoring in History. As a writing assistant, he hopes to help his fellow Bowdoin students approach their writing with confidence and enjoyment. On campus, besides working with the Writing Project, Charlie plays rugby and studies Arabic—in spring 2017 he was taking classes and living in Jordan.​
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Evan Walters '19

Evan Walters '19

Evan is a junior majoring in Government and minoring in Computer Science. Originally from the northern suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, he enjoys scouring Spotify in search of new Alternative/Indie bands, exercising at Buck, reading fiction, and watching TV shows in Spanish. Evan sings in the Bowdoin Chorus, volunteers as a mentor at Mount Ararat Middle School, and serves as the Sound Designer for Bowdoin’s Masque and Gown theater group. In the Writing Workshop he enjoys engaging with all stages of the writing process, and looks forward to working with you!
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Zoe Wood '18

Zoe Wood '18

Zoe is a senior from Mount Kisco, NY, majoring in Biology and Latin American Studies. She spent this past summer doing ecology research on Kent Island in New Brunswick, Canada. Outside of the Writing Project she is a captain of the women's Varsity Squash team, leader at the outing club, and loves drawing, journaling, and hiking. She enjoys helping out in any stage of the writing process and finding creative approaches to your writing questions. She also feels passionately about carrot cake, natural history, and the Oxford comma.
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Jae-Yeon Yoo '18

Jae-Yeon Yoo '18

Jae-Yeon is a senior from Seoul, South Korea, double majoring in English and Music Composition with a Russian minor. In addition to being rather bad at writing pithy bios, she is passionate about washing dishes,finding connection and meaning through the arts, poetry, and knitting. She is excited to work again at the Writing Project (and read papers written in English!) after spending last semester in Moscow, Russia.
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Kevin Yu '19

Kevin Yu '19

Kevin is a junior from Seoul, South Korea. He is double majoring in Anthropology and Government&Legal Studies with a focus on Arctic Studies and International Relations. Being a Tour Guide in the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, he is particularly interested in using multimedia initiatives to empower the Arctic indigenous peoples. Outside of the Writing Project, Kevin sings in one of two co-ed acapella, Ursus Verses, and interns in the Career Planning Center. Honest and critical are two adjectives that perfectly describe his attitude as a Writing Assistant. Reach out to him, he doesn’t bite.
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Phoebe Zipper '19

Phoebe Zipper '19

Phoebe is a junior from Houston, Texas majoring in History with a minor in Art History. She enjoys helping writers through the revision stage as they re-organize their papers and strengthen their ideas. Outside of the Writing Project she spends her time drawing and working on the Bowdoin orient illustration team.
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