Writing Center Team

If you have any questions about booking an appointment, please contact us at [email protected].

Andrea Scott

Andrea Scott, Faculty Director of College Writing (on leave the 2023-24 academic year)

Andrea Scott is Professor of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. She is passionate about writing centers as spaces for fostering confidence, connection, and curiosity. Her research focuses on transnational theories of writing, the rhetorics of social justice, and equity-minded teaching. She hails from San Diego, considers Berlin her second home, and has lived and studied in many parts of the world, including Oakland, Chicago, Munich, Florence, and New York. She enjoys social gatherings, experimental writing, and unusual perfumes. Her research on writing centers has been published most recently in The Writing Center Journal, WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship, and Praxis: A Writing Center Journal. Interested in research opportunities around writing at Pitzer? Come talk with me!

Stephanie Liu-Rojas, Writing Center Director

With a MAT in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from USC, Stephanie is trained to work with international and multilingual students in writing and speaking. Currently, she is pursuing her PhD in Educational Studies at the Claremont Graduate University. Cover letters, resumes, personal statements, and brainstorming are her favorite types of appointments. When she isn’t studying or researching ways to be more inclusive, diverse, and equitable in her teachings, Stephanie indulges in vegan chocolate, travel products, the latest fashion and accessories, nature, children’s adventure series, and action movies.

Shane Callahan, Writing Center Assistant Director

Shane (he/him) has a background in designing and teaching writing-intensive courses, writing centers and curricular reform. He’s passionate about writing as a space for disruption, critical reflection and sociopolitical change, and he is energized to support people in and through these spaces. You can usually find him out running or on a hike; at home, you can find him cooking vegan food from different culinary traditions, gaming or watching a show. He earned his PhD from the University of South Florida in 2020.

Feven Aklilu ’26, Fellow
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Hi, I’m Feven Aklilu. I’m a second-year student with an intended major in International Relations and a minor in Religious Studies. I was born in Adama, Ethiopia, and have spent the last 14 years growing up in Washington, DC. My passions are as diverse as they come – from playing volleyball to uncovering hidden treasures in thrift shops. You’ll often find me wrapped up in laughter, binge-watching “Arrested Development” from the comfort of my bed. A certified Potterhead, I’ve delighted in watching the wizarding world over 50+ times. Most importantly, I’m a huge humanities enthusiast, which is one of the reasons for my love of writing!

Angel Barraza ’24, Fellow
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Angel is a senior at Pitzer from Pomona California. He is currently looking to major in Sociology, and minor in Chicanx/Latinx studies. On campus, he is involved with First-Gen Club, Pitzer Latinx Student Union (LSU), and a Mellon Mays Fellow (MMUF). In his free time, Angel enjoys playing and listening to music and chatting with friends. As a Writing Fellow, he hopes to help students become confident in their writing.

Neha Basu ’24, Head Fellow
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Neha (she/her) is a senior at Pitzer from Rhode Island. She is a combined Psychology and Sociology major (and a CASA alum), and plans to attend law school after graduating with a focus on public interest. Outside of the Writing Center, she serves as a student senator on the Faculty Executive Committee. Her goals as a Writing Fellow are to build her peers’ confidence in their own writing and learn more about other academic fields through the papers that students bring to appointments. A former theater kid, Neha loves to sing karaoke, cook, and talk about her cat!

Diego Borgsdorf ’24, Head Fellow
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Diego (he/him) is a fourth year student majoring in Anthropology and Spanish from Los Angeles, CA. He is interested in experimental and museum ethnography, and his favorite kind of papers to assist with are anthropology/social science research papers, Spanish language writing (at any level), art and art history papers, and ethnic studies papers. In his free time, Diego enjoys gardening, cooking, and museums!

Molly Chien ’25, Fellow
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Molly (she/her) is a third year from Salt Lake City, Utah. She is majoring in Environmental Science with an Asian American Studies minor and is passionate about food justice. While on campus, she’s involved with the Pasifika Asian Student Union (PASU), the Claremont Students Workers Alliance (CSWA), the PZ Community Fridge, and the PZ Student Garden. Molly loves to grow her own food, spend time outside, as well as knit and crochet. At the Writing Center, she is committed to making the writing process less daunting and supporting her peers as they gain confidence in their writing skills.

Dylan Cleverly ’25, Fellow
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Dylan (he/him) is a junior from Boston majoring in Art History and Studio Art. He’s a member of the Pomona College Choir and Glee Club, and enjoys any creative or artistic opportunity available to him (including writing!). He’s excited to help students find their creative literary voices, even in academic contexts.

Leslye Deleon ’25, Fellow
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Leslye Deleon is a 2nd-year from the Bay Area, California studying Economics, Organizational Studies and looking to minor in Chicanx-Latinx studies. At Pitzer, Leslye is involved with the Exec Board for Pitzer’s Latinx Student Union. Beyond school, she likes to cook, create music, rhymes and explore the L.A area. As a Writing Fellow, she hopes to help students become expressive in their writing. 

Georgia Fine ’24, Fellow
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Georgia (she/her) is a Senior from NYC majoring in English Literature and Sociology. After she graduates, Georgia wants to be an elementary school teacher and get her degree in early childhood education. Georgia also works at the Harvey Mudd makerspace and teaches at a local preschool through Jumpstart. She is so excited to be working at the writing center so that she can help people’s ideas come to life and build a stronger student community. In her free time, Georgia loves to read, listen to podcasts, sew, and hangout with friends. 

Ellie Gelsey ’25, Fellow
Abroad for Spring 24′

I’m Ellie (they/them), a junior from Seattle studying Cognitive Science. When I’m not in school or working, I enjoy surfing, running, cooking, and trying new foods. I know that writing feels impossible sometimes, so I hope to pass on the strategies that can make writing feel a little less overwhelming.

Ava Francis-Hall ’24, Fellow
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Ava (she/her) is a senior from San Francisco, CA majoring in Political Studies with a minor in Economics. On campus, Ava is a news writer for TSL and executive board member of the Pitzer QT Alliance. In her free time, she enjoys playing guitar and making Spotify playlists for her friends. Ava sees writing as a special medium for one’s voice and unique perspective. She is excited to collaborate with students in any stage of their writing process!

Nurlan Gnadinger ’26, Fellow
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Nurlan (he/they) is a second-year from Idaho planning a self-designed major in “Philosophy of Spirit” – a synthesis of science, religion, and philosophy. They play baritone saxophone and flute for the Pomona College Jazz Ensemble, and enjoy studying Spanish and Russian in their free time. Words are a form of art to Nurlan, and as a Fellow he hopes to help others connect their own passions to their writing. On sunny afternoons you can find him at the slackline!

Abigail Gross ’25, Fellow
Abroad for Spring 24′

Abigail (she/her) is a junior from Baltimore, Maryland currently studying Environmental Science and Creative Writing. On campus, you can often find her in the library either working in Special Collections or burying herself in the Mudd stacks. She loves reading, writing, identifying plants, and exploring outside with friends. At the Writing Center, she hopes to share her passion for language as creative expression, and connect with more of the Pitzer community through their narrative voices!

Claire Hong ’25, Fellow
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Claire (she/her) is a junior majoring in psychology from Taipei, Taiwan. Currently, she intends to pursue a future specifically in clinical psychology, but loves to learn about all things psychology-related. As a multilingual international student, Claire loves considering how language shapes the way students learn and relate to others. On campus, she is involved with Pitzer’s International Student Association (PISA) and the Pasifika Asian Student Union (PASU). In her free time, Claire loves baking, assembling new outfits, reading literature, and going on runs.

Grace Jackson ’24, Head Fellow
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Grace is a senior from West Linn, Oregon majoring in STS and History. She plays lacrosse and is interested in both medieval religious history in the Mediterranean, as well as the ethical issues that have risen from the spread of the internet. As a writer, Grace loves to work with others to develop their own unique ideas and perspective through writing. In her free time she enjoys reading and hanging out with friends. 

Ang Lee ’25, Head Fellow
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Ang (he/him) is a third-year from Oakland, California. As a political studies major who also identifies as Hapa, he is particularly interested in topics of identity, community, power, and resistance. On campus Ang also works at the Center for Asian Pacific American Students and was previously involved with Pomona’s Model United Nations team. Beyond school, he loves eating spicy food, watching the latest horror movie, and finding new scenic viewpoints. Writing is truly something Ang has passion for, and he’s excited to offer support and collaborate with students this semester!

Ryann Liljenstolpe ’24, Fellow
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Ryann (she/they) is a senior from Santa Cruz, California. They are majoring in studio art and critical art studies with concentrations in ceramics and curatorial studies. They are passionate about addressing harm that “standard” academic models have caused, especially to fellow neurodivergent students. As a Writing Fellow, they want to support and encourage their peers to fall in love with their own voices as creatives and intellectuals. Outside of class, they enjoy baking, playing video games, watching video essays, and learning fun facts.

Huei Ming Lim ’25, Head Fellow
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Huei (she/her) is a junior at Pitzer College currently majoring in psychology. She is also a research assistant for the Global Mental Health Lab and is passionate about psychological research, particularly the clinical field. The Writing Center was a huge help to her during her first year and always felt like a safe space. Her goal is to help students find their voice in their writing and to encourage their creativity to flow. In her free time Huei enjoys drawing, doing karaoke and hanging out with friends.

Emilio Loew Muscarolas ’25, Fellow
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Emilio (they/them) is a Junior and Creative Writing major from LA (Eagle Rock). Emilio enjoys poetry, sci-fi, glitch art, and any writing that’s just a little weird. You can find them laying on the mounds or lurking in the Outback, probably reading or looking at the planes. Their favorite movies are Barbarella, Mad Max, and anything by Satoshi Kon.

Aydin Mallery ’24, Fellow
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Aydin (he/him) is a Senior. He keeps busy through his work with the Theatre and Dance Department and the 5C student-run production company, Spotlight Musical Theatre. In his free time, Aydin sings and plays piano, guitar, mandolin, ukulele, and bass.

Cece Malone ’24, Head Fellow
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Cece (she/they) is a senior at Pitzer from San Francisco, California. They are passionate about climate justice and are currently studying environmental analysis, sociology, and design. Cece loves writing op-eds and other justice targeted writing pieces, and is excited to help others actualize their impact through writing. They are an avid lover of the outdoors, and one day hope to hike from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail!

Kaylee Morris ’25, Head Fellow
Abroad for Spring 24

Kaylee (she/her) is a third-year from Seattle pursuing a combined major in Environmental Analysis and Organizational Studies. On campus, Kaylee sings in the Pomona College Choir & the Pomona Jazz Ensemble, dances in various ballet classes, and is a member of multiple arts initiatives. Kaylee is a big fan of jigsaw puzzles, arts and crafts, re-watching Disney Channel original movies, and spending time outdoors. After remodeling the Writing Center space this summer, Kaylee is so excited to start working with students again while simultaneously seeing the space in action.

Bảo Trân Nguyễn ‘25, Head Fellow
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Bảo Trân (she/they) is a third-year majoring in English on the Narrative Arts for Social Justice track and minoring in Media Studies. She is the daughter of refugees and proudly identifies with her hometown Lawrence, MA. She is the co-president of the Vietnamese Student Association and uses writing as a means to unpack her identity and reflect from her experiences. She sees writing as a way of connecting communities and hopes to help others with incorporating their voice into academic papers. When Bảo is not writing, she is creating art, playing games, or crocheting.

Joanne Oh ‘25, Fellow
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Joanne (she/her) is a junior from La Canada, California majoring in Biochemistry and Sociology. In her free time, she likes to play the flute, try different types of food, pet cats, and read books. Joanne enjoys the teaching and mentoring process and greatly enjoyed utilizing the Writing Center in the past. She hopes to be a resource to her peers to accomplish any goals they have in their writing.

Pratya Poosala ’24, Fellow
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Pratya Poosala (she/her/hers) is a senior studying Behavioral Neuroscience and a self-designed major in Narrative Medicine. She is passionate about exploring the ways storytelling and arts can be used to cultivate more compassionate forms of delivering healthcare. In her free time, she enjoys reading, creative writing, and listening to funny podcasts. In addition to the Writing Center, Pratya is involved with Study Abroad, Claremont Students for Public Health, and the Global Mental Health Lab. She understands how daunting writer’s block can be and is excited to create a comfortable space for students to discuss their papers!

Delaney Post ‘ 26, Fellow
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Delaney Post (she/her) is a sophomore at Pitzer from Austin, Texas. She is double majoring in History and Sociology and loves writing, literature, and all things in the humanities realm! Delaney is an aspiring history teacher and is passionate about education. While on campus she enjoys leading hikes with On the Loose and playing soccer with friends. She is excited to help students refine their work and improve their writing skills at the Writing Center.

Hannah Price ’25, Fellow
Abroad for Spring 24′

Hannah (she/they) is a Junior at Pitzer from Newton, Massachusetts. They are majoring in History and also study Arabic. Hannah loves to support other students through the Writing Center because it has been such an important resource for her throughout college. She hopes to create a positive and non-judgemental space for other students and is especially passionate about supporting neurodivergent students. On campus, Hannah is a part of Pitzer Advocates and a Steward at the Harvey Mudd Makerspace. In her free time they like to woodwork, write, play music, and dabble in various random hobbies.

Analise Pugh ’25, Fellow
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Analise(she/her) is a junior at Pitzer from San Francisco. She is majoring in American Studies with a focus on Ethnic Studies. On campus, Analise is involved with Kasama, Pitzer Advocates and is a Mellon Mays Fellow. She wants writing help to be as accessible as possible and strives to make a space that is non-judgemental, collaborative and constructive.

Stella Seid ’26, Fellow
Abroad for Sprung 24′

Stella (she/her) is a sophomore from Los Angeles. She is a cognitive science major with a potential minor in religious studies. When she’s not in school or working, she enjoys running, hiking, meditation, and reading. Stella firmly believes in the transformative power of writing, viewing it as a means to both self-discovery and understanding the world around us. Her aspiration is to inspire others to embrace writing as a tool for personal growth and insight, creating a space where people feel at ease expressing themselves through words. 

Ruth Solomon ’26, Fellow
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Ruth (she/her) is a sophomore at Pitzer from Corona, California. She’s interested in Ethnic Studies and believes in Black feminist theory, which emphasizes writing to foster community, understanding, and change. On campus, Ruth is a member of the Pitzer Black Student Union (BSU), Womxn of Color Collective (WCC), and First-Gen. In her free time, she enjoys reading, crocheting, and listening to music. She hopes to promote a safe space to help strengthen students’ voices in their writing.

Noura Tagdiri ’25, Fellow
Abroad for Spring 24′

Noura (she/her) is a junior from San Diego pursuing a degree in Psychology. She is passionate about clinical psychology, specifically destigmatizing mental health care within communities of color. In her free time, Noura enjoys grandmother sports such as crocheting, reading, and crafting, as well as hiking, traveling, and watching movie recaps on Youtube. At the writing center, she strives to provide a safe space to work through all stages of the writing process and looks forward to learning from other’s writing!

Ethan Tu ’26, Fellow
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Ethan Tu (he/him) is a second-year at Pitzer College from Danville, California. He is majoring in Data Science and is considering a minor in Philosophy. After graduating, Ethan plans on attending law school with an emphasis on artificial intelligence. In addition to reading and writing, he loves all things related to music, volleyball, and food. He hopes to help his peers build confidence, discover new passions, and explore various interests through writing, as the Writing Center has for him.