Writing Center Fellows:
Nicki Aquino, Sanjana Bhatnagar, Cheyenne Brashear, Malaya Caligtan-Tran, Angel Feliz, Emily Lu Gao, Linda Huang, Josh Hui, Leo Kajfez, Talya Kaltman-Kron, Em Kuhn, Gus Lodise, Clara McGilly, Jessica Miao, Lina Moore, Dominique Morra, Elena Olivier, Mica Pachicano, Simone Paradis, Anais Rivero, Hezekiah Smithstein, & Natasha Wong
Nominated by Anonymous
The Pitzer Writing Center Fellows demonstrated flexibility, leadership, and care (for each other and the community) as they migrated writing support online this year. To date, they have already held ~1000 sessions with ~300 students on campus and students have collectively rated these sessions a 4.7 on a Likert scale of 5.0 for their helpfulness. In peer mentoring groups, they design writing workshops and initiatives for the campus community and reflect on and refine their practices as pedagogues in the center. Through the newly launched “Getting the Core” series, they have worked alongside student leaders of CAPAS and CEC to do the inner work of cultivating inclusive communities committed to actively re-imagining a more socially justice future. They have led workshops for incoming students with Admissions, facilitated research and assessment on the experiences of students in affinity groups with the Writing Center, and have shared their findings at the Southern California Writing Centers Association Tutoring Conference. They are astute listeners, making the writing process collaborative and engaged on campus. They also share what they learn with Writing Center leadership so that it can be used to inform faculty workshops and conversations about writing at Pitzer. Collectively, they do what no single person could do alone: provide individualized attention and support to writers on campus.