Our Staff, Mentors, and Tutors

Stephanie Weiner
 Director of Academic Writing 


Lauren Silber                                   Elizabeth Hepford
 Assistant Director                           Assistant Professor
 of Academic Writing                       of the Practice in TESOL


lsilber@wesleyan.edu                         ehepford@wesleyan.edu 


Naomi Glascock
 Ford Writing Fellow




  • Ericka Ekhator

    Ericka Ekhator

    I am a senior completing a double major in Government, and Hispanic Literatures and Cultures. I hope to combine my strong social-consciousness with my love for foreign language and culture through a professorial career at the secondary or university level. When I am not studying, you can find me listening to music, or on the basketball court!
  • Sydney Kim

    Sydney Kim

    Hi, my name is Sydney and I’m a junior English and Psychology major. I’m from Weston, MA, am a big fan of creating writing, especially poetry and fiction, and I’m on the squash team at Wesleyan.
  • Jake Kwon

    Jake Kwon

    My name is Jake Kwon, and I am a double major in Biology and English with a minor in Chemistry. I am aspiring to be a physician. I spend a lot of my time outside of classes trying out new foods, dancing to KPOP, and advocating for students on campus through the Wesleyan Student Assembly. I like to think of my writing process as picking apples- I start by collecting quotes from passages and then seeing how they connect together.
  • Katie Livingston

    Katie Livingston

    I’m a senior majoring in English with a focus in theory. I’m also the assistant opinion editor for The Argus. I love looking at research papers, theory, creative writing or journalistic writing.
  • Cece Payne

    Cece Payne

    I am a senior majoring in African-American Studies, American Studies, and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. My favorite writing assignments are ones where I get to apply theory to things I watch and witness in the media. My most favorite TV show of all time is Criminal Minds, but I have yet to write about it!
  • Quentin Tan

    Quentin Tan

    Hi! I’m a junior pursuing a double major in the College of Letters and College of East Asian Studies. I speak Mandarin, English, Malay, and a bit of Hokkien and Japanese. Talk to me to find out more about the culturally rich region of Southeast Asia and Malaysia.
  • Ricardo Vega

    Ricardo Vega

    I'm Ricardo and I'm working as a Writing Mentor for the new First Things First mentorship program. I'm a senior from Dallas, Texas, and I am majoring in English and American Studies and minoring in Education Studies. Outside of the Writing Workshop, I am an Office Manager for the Resource Center, the coordinator for the Wesleyan Book Buds, and am on the leadership boards for Ajúa Campos and Spectrum. I also enjoy writing poetry and short stories.
  • Anna Hauser

    Anna Hauser

    Hi, I’m Anna Hauser (she/her/hers)! I’m a sophomore planning on majoring in English and pairing it with Italian Studies and/or the Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory certificate. On campus you can find me working as a research assistant in the Center for Prison Education, singing with my a cappella group, and scribbling in my journal on Foss. Talk to me about your gummy candy of choice, favorite album to listen to while you write, or anything in between!

  • Anna Marti

    Anna Marti

    Hey everyone! My name is Anna, and I am a junior majoring in American Studies and Education. I’m from a little town called Sandwich, MA, where I live about 5 minutes from the beach! I am also the director of a dance group on campus called Precision Ensemble, and I am Course Assistant (CA) for American Sign Language. I am really excited to be a part of the Writing Workshop at Wes, and I cannot wait to write with you!

  • Asa Sakornpant

    Asa Sakornpant

    Hi all! My name is Asa. I'm a sophomore (Class of 2023) majoring in CSS & Economics and minoring in Applied Data Analysis. I am from Bangkok, Thailand, and I'm remote for the semester. In my free time, I like to go to the gym and cook international dishes! I really like the Workshop because it is a place where I can connect to people and help students like myself learn to love writing too!

  • Cal Neveu

    Cal Neveu

    Hi! My name is Cal, and I’m a sophomore planning to double major in English and math. I love reading and creative writing, especially when it comes to fiction. Aside from that I like to play guitar, hike, and cook. I’m also from Springfield, MA, and am on the track and field team at Wes.

  • Esmé Ng

    Esmé Ng

    Hi! My name is Esmé Ng, and I am a junior majoring in Theater and American Studies, concentrating in Race and Ethnicity. I can always be found at any given time working on a new piece of theater, pouring over research into Asian American history, or making little drawings for my friends. Outside the Writing Workshop, I am the Chair of Production and New Works at SHADES - Wesleyan’s Theater and Arts Collective for BIPOC students. Over my time at Wesleyan, the best writing advice I have learned is to plan ahead, but not to fear exploring the ideas as they come to you. Ultimately, I believe that writing is much more about learning through process than trying to rush to the end.

  • Genesis Pimentel

    Genesis Pimentel

    Hey! I’m Genesis (pronounced Hen-neh-see). I’m class of 2023, and I am a prospective American Studies and Economics double major. When I’m not working with the Workshop, I am working at ITS or working as an RA in Clark! I love stories whether they come from books or movies (my short stint as a prospective Film major lays bare this truth), so I am down to help develop all writing outside of even academic writing!
  • Grace Kohn

    Grace Kohn

    Hi! My name is Grace, and I’m a junior Environmental Studies and Hispanic Literatures & Culture double major with a Writing Certificate! People say I’m obsessed with cats (…I am I’ll admit it), drinking matcha, and vampire shows that I’m probably too old for. On campus, I’m on the field hockey team and am in an a capella group– shout out Quasimodal! When writing papers, I always start with a detailed outline that includes topic sentences, quotes, and a thesis; the whole sha-bang.

  • Jeremy Kim

    Jeremy Kim

    Hello! My name is Jeremy, and I am a sophomore here at Wesleyan. I am a prospective chemistry major while also trying to complete the Writing Certificate. My biggest commitment on campus is Wesleyan’s swimming and diving team. In my free time, I enjoy reading, watching the NBA, YouTube, tv shows, movies, and anime, and listening to music (currently listening to a lot of ITZY, A$AP Rocky, Vince Staples, and MGMT).

  • Jiyu Shin

    Jiyu Shin

    Hi, my name is Jiyu, and I’m a sophomore and prospective English and Economics major! In addition to English, I speak Korean and intermediate Spanish. On campus, you can usually find me doing something for The Argus, rock climbing, or re-watching Community.

  • Julia Chung

    Julia Chung

    I’m a senior double majoring in Theater and English with a concentration in creative writing, which means you’ll probably find me in a (socially-distanced, outdoor) rehearsal in the CFA or frantically finishing an essay in Olin. I speak Korean and a bit of Spanish. My favorite part of the writing process is gathering all the separate parts of an essay—the half-baked ideas, different arguments, bits of evidence—and forming them into one coherent piece of writing. I’m also (shamefully) a big fan of the em dash.
  • Leslie Caratachea

    Leslie Caratachea

    Hello guys, My Name Is Leslie Caratachea Class of 2022. I am a FGSS major in a concentration in Race and Ethnicity. I really like spending time at PI Cafe I LOVEE THE COFFEE SMELL! I love to dance especially Latinx music it makes me extremely happy.

  • Lucas White

    Lucas White

    Hi, I’m a senior from Los Angeles, CA, majoring in English and Economics. This past summer I enjoyed reading some David Foster Wallace essays and Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain. In my free time I like to run, watch The Sopranos, and try new NYT Cooking recipes.

  • Marcus Khoo

    Marcus Khoo

    Hi all. I’m a sophomore from Malaysia prospectively studying Psychology, REES, and Education Studies. I’m interested in childhood literary/educational environments and the role they play in developing identity, morality, and cognition. Outside academic writing, I’ve dabbled in quite a bit of poetry and political journalism. However, as of late, I’ve found myself mostly writing Dungeons and Dragons adventures for my friends.

  • Neeky Yassari

    Neeky Yassari

    I am a junior majoring in NS&B, with a minor in Chemistry and College of East Asian Studies. Some other things I do on campus include being on the board of WesAMSA and WesMINDS. My favorite thing to do when writing to help organize my arguments and points is writing long bullet point lists. In my free time I enjoy photography, watching movies and listening to new kinds of music.
  • Rachel Pomeranz

    Rachel Pomeranz

    Hi, my name is Rachel and I’m a senior majoring in psychology. I am excited to be a Workshop tutor this semester! I enjoy reading, dancing, and rollerblading. I also am involved with Challah for Hunger on campus. I love the Workshop because I get to meet people who have such varied interests!
  • Simone Silvan

    Simone Silvan

    I'm a senior studying English with a Social, Cultural and Critical Theory certificate. This year I'm writing a creative/critical thesis on the tropes that occupy modern American Jewish life. My favorite part about reading is when it inspires me to write, and my favorite part about writing is re-invention. One of the best things I've read recently is Jia Tolentino's Trick Mirror. I've been in the Workshop since sophomore year, so my advice for anyone just beginning their academic writing journey is to have faith and remember it is always a work in progress for all of us. Sometimes, when I'm feeling a little out of faith, I remind myself it doesn't always have to be good--it just has to be done.
  • Ananya Parthasarathy

    Ananya Parthasarathy

    Hello! I am a junior from India majoring in Economics and minoring in Religion. I love to sing, and a fun fact about me is that I play the piano by ear! I love binging on TV shows in my free time and my absolute favourite thing to do in the world is eat. I used to hate writing papers until I discovered the art of creating detailed outlines. It makes writing so much easier. I look forward to meeting you!
  • Alexis Sher

    Alexis Sher

    I'm a senior originally from Swampscott, Massachusetts, but have lived all over New England, and currently reside in Connecticut. At Wesleyan, I'm a Government and Hispanic Literatures and Cultures double-major.  After living in Spain during high school, I became fluent in Spanish, so I can tutor in both English and Spanish.  Aside from the Writing Workshop, I head Wesleyan's Arcadia Political Review and am a clinic escort at the Hartford GYN Center. I love skiing, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, chocolate, and want to help you develop your writing skills, so come hang out with me!
  • Emma Roush

    Emma Roush

    Hi everyone! My name is Emma Roush, and I am a senior from Boston, MA, majoring in government and psychology at Wes. I am extremely passionate about both writing and editing, and I have found my experience with the Writing Workshop extremely rewarding because I love collaborating with other students to enhance their writing process and to create work that makes them proud. I am looking forward to working with you this semester!
  • Raf Goldstein

    Raf Goldstein

    I am a senior studying history and computer science, and on campus you can find me with noise-cancelling headphones on, no music playing, probably reading a book and if not reading with my eyes then listening to an audiobook. While I am not doing schoolwork or reading I also work in privacy engineering research and at the ITS Helpdesk.
  • Siva Ramkumar

    Siva Ramkumar

    Hello! I'm Shiva, and I'm a junior at Wes majoring in Music with a minor in South Asian Studies and a certificate in Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory. When I'm not working at the workshop or in Admissions as a tour guide, you can find me cooking in my kitchen or binging a new TV show. I love working with all kinds of academic (and non-academic) writing and learning fun new things!
  • Zuzu Tadeushuk

    Zuzu Tadeushuk

    Hi! I'm an English and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies double major; a senior; transfer student; lover of “The Office” and “The Argonauts.” I came to Wesleyan from a community college in upstate NY and am very excited to be a writing tutor this semester!
  • Ben Bushnell

    Ben Bushnell

    Ben is a senior majoring in Computer Science.
  • Jada Reid

    Jada Reid

    Hi! I am a English and African American studies double major really interested in reflective writing practices, as well as cultivating spaces for community reflection on topics such as race and healing. I love reading and community building and am currently a Senior Thesis Mentor. 
  • Sanya Berry

    Sanya Berry

    I'm a senior who is double majoring in Government and Environmental Studies along with pursuing the writing certificate. My favorite type of writing is creative fiction, and my favorite writer in the whole world is Milan Kundera. The best snack (to get you writing or just in general) are gummy worms and iced coffee, and I enjoy them often. When I'm not with the writing center you can find me on Foss or at the radio station!
  • Emma Grover

    Emma Grover

    Emma is a junior English major with a concentration in Creative Writing.