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Writing Tutor Dani Clark

Dani Clark

Major: English of Literary and Cultural Studies
Year: Fourth Year

Dani is currently a 4th year student at the University of Cincinnati pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in English of Literary and Cultural Studies with a double minor in Communications and Psychology and a certificate in Service Learning and Civic Engagement.

Jen Zellner

Jen Zellner

Major: English Literature
Year: Graduate Student

Jen  has been a member of the UC family since her freshman year . Now a second year Master's student in English Literature, she earned her B.A. in Literary and Cultural Studies as well as German Studies from UC. Jen hopes to pursue her Ph.D. in Literature with a focus on performance theory and folklore studies.

Maddy Schmidt

Maddy Schmidt

Major: Photojournalism
Year:
Fourth Year

Maddy hopes to combine her studies to travel and visually record the lives of those whose stories haven’t been told. She spends most of her free time locked up in 509 Swift Hall working as the photo editor and occasionally designing and writing for The News Record, UC’s independent student paper.

 

Writing Tutor Ciera Graham

Ciera Graham

Major: Sociology
Year: Fourth Year Doctorial Candidate

Ciera Graham is a fourth year doctoral candidate in the Sociology program here at the University of Cincinnati with the hopes of graduating in April of 2015. She is originally from Seattle, Washington and has a Bachelor’s in Sociology and a Master’s in Counseling from Washington State University.

Nisarg Bakshi

Nisarg Bakshi

Major: Neurobiology + English
Year:
Fourth Year

Nisarg hopes to attend medical school, eventually reaching his goal of becoming a surgeon. A dedicated coffeeholic, Nisarg is also the President of the UC Mock Trial Organization, an intern at Crossroad Health Center in Over-the-Rhine, a Resident Advisor at Morgens Hall, and a Research Mentor at RECON.

Caitlin Clark

Caitlin Clark

Major: Middle Childhood Ed.
Year:
 Third Year

Caitlin is an active student at UC, serving as an Honors Ambassador and CECH Ambassador secretary. In her free time, Caitlin pursues her passion of lifelong learning by tutoring at Winton Hills Academy and participating in the Reds Urban Youth Academy.

Writing Tutor Clayton Belcher

Clayton Belcher

Major: Electronic Media
Year: Third Year

Clayton has long been a member of the UC family. He began during high school at Clermont College, where he earned an associate's in business management. He is now pursuing a bachelor’s in e-media  as well as a minor in English, and would someday like to attack a degree in linguistics.

Varsha Nair

Varsha Nair

Major: Speech Pathology
Year: Graduate Student

Varsha is taking coursework in Communication Sciences before applying to graduate programs in Speech Pathology. She graduated in 2014 with a B.A. in Linguistics from the University of Rochester and a B.M. in Clarinet Performance from the Eastman School of Music.

 

Traci Listo

Traci Listo

Major: English and Fine Arts
Year: Third Year

Traci is double majoring in Fine Arts and English, having previously obtained an associate's degree in Liberal Arts and a Deaf Studies certificate.  When she is not stressing out in a DAAP studio, Traci enjoys experimenting with artistic and literary expression and socializing far too much.

Mary Chitwood

Mary Chitwood

Major: English-Creative Writing
Year: Fourth Year

Mary is passionate about English and its Latin roots, and enjoys all things Emily Dickenson and L. M. Montgomery. In addition to tutoring at the AWC, she devotes her time to reading copious amounts of classic and modern fiction as well as involvement with the campus organization Cru.