RWIT Staff

RWIT tutors are accomplished writers hailing from across the disciplines. Tutors prepare for tutoring by completing an initial, month-long training program and pursue ongoing learning opportunities throughout their RWIT careers. Tutors take pride in their professionalism, approachability, and knowledge. You can schedule an appointment with a particular tutor using by booking an appointment in advance

Staff

Liz Mackey
Assistant Director - Writing Center

603-646-1241

Consultants for Graduate Students

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Betsy Tremmel
Betsy Tremmel

Betsy Tremel, PhD (Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies)

Faculty Lecturer, Institute for Writing and Rhetoric

Multilingual Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Writing Consultant, Guarini School

Betsy earned her M.A. in TESOL/Applied Linguistics at Iowa State University and her Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition at UW-Madison, and she has taught academic writing to international graduate students for the past 12 years. She is excited to have the opportunity to work with international graduate students at Dartmouth, and is available to work one-on-one with students on any type of text, whether written or oral.

International or multilingual students can set up an appointment by emailing Betsy directly at Elizabeth.C.Tremmel@Dartmouth.edu. Describe the nature of your project, the kind of support you need, and your availability for a meeting.

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Matthew L. Garrell

Matthew L. Garrell, Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies, MALS Candidate 

Academic interests: Creative Writing & Cultural Studies

Matthew is from Weston, Massachusetts, and is a current Master's student of Creative Writing. He received his BFA in Fiction and minor in Psychology from Emerson College in 2020. He has experience as a Private Writing Instructor and Teacher's Assistant, in addition to working one-on-one with ESL and neurodivergent students across academic disciplines. Currently, he leads a group of assistant and associate editors on the executive board of the graduate literary journal Clamantis, where he reviews submissions and works one on one with authors for their bi-annual publication. He also co-hosts the Dartmouth Writers Society's writing workshop on the executive board, and recently completed Oxford University's Creative Writing Summer Program while directing their Peer Writing Workshop. When not tutoring or working on his thesis, he is often found caring for his peace lily, Bertrand, or skinning up the White Mountains in search of the freshest powder.

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Fatima Haidar, Giesel School of Medicine

Fatima is a medical student finishing her final year at the Geisel School of Medicine. She is passionate about writing and education and has been working as a writing tutor for over 7 years, first as an undergraduate student at the University of Michigan, and now as a graduate student at Dartmouth. After graduating from Dartmouth, she hopes to become a Primary Care Physician (PCP) for both children and adults. In her free time, she enjoys reading anti-racist and decolonial literature, creative fiction writing, and playing pick-up basketball. 

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Lee Mayes, Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies, MALS Candidate 

Lee Mayes is a graduate student in the MALS program with a focus on creative writing. He has been published 19 times in short fiction and has had one research paper published in an academic journal alongside his former program director. At Dartmouth, he currently serves as the Vice President of the Dartmouth Writers Society, and has worked as both a Writing 2-3 TA and first-year writing seminar TA.

Previous to Dartmouth, he worked as an English as a Second Language tutor in Macau, China for four years. As a Graduate Peer Tutor, he has worked mostly with students seeking assistance with their Thesis but is by no means limited to that purview. In fact, he also briefly worked as a martial arts instructor, so if nothing else he might be able to help you master that tricky hook punch in addition to any writing work. It's probably best to stick with the writing help though.
Eventually, he hopes to be a career novelist and professor of creative writing, and it consistently amazes him that he has done some form of academic tutoring now for over five years. He also thinks it's weird to write a bio in the third person, but understands that it is a convention of the format.

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Mia St. Angelo

Mia St. Angelo, Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice, MPH Candidate

Mia is a graduate student in the MPH program at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice (TDI). She received her BS in Business Administration and Communication Studies from Northeastern University in 2022. Her academic interests include health policy, health equity, and health communication. Mia has experience with writing in several disciplines for multiple audiences, including healthcare policy briefs, communications for business stakeholders, and technical science writing, particularly in the context of medical research. She is available to help with a diverse array of projects across disciplines.

Outside of classes, Mia participates in public health research at the Dartmouth Cancer Center. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, reading, and cooking/baking yummy treats with her roommates.

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Vibha Vasanth, Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies, MALS Candidate 

Vibha is currently a graduate student at Dartmouth, focusing on Creative Writing. She finished her undergraduate education with a major in Literature with concentrations in Computer Science and Global Arts. She loves watching sitcoms, reading and baking.

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Tutors for Undergraduate Students

Abby Kambhampaty, '25

Academic Interests: Global health, anthro and bio

Hi! Abby is super excited to be an RWIT tutor! She's from Upstate New York and is interested in the intersection of social justice and global health/medicine.  On campus, she works at the DHMC Spacelab, co-leads the Environmental Students of Dartmouth, case writes for the global health coalition, and loves to swim and run.

Alana McClements, '22.5

Academic Interests: Earth Science, English, Spanish, Environmental Science, Studio Art

Alana (she/her) is a '22.5 from Boulder, CO. On campus, Alana is a ski patroller, a whitewater leader in Ledyard Kayak and Canoe Club, and involved in Earth Science undergraduate research. She's excited about helping students communicate their great ideas through writing. Outside of clubs and academics, Alana likes to go swimming in the Connecticut, backcountry ski, and run.

Anaïs Berumen Swift, '22

Academic Interests: critical theory, race and migration studies, sculpture

Anaïs is a junior from San Diego, California. When she's not at RWIT, you can find her underground making jewelry, planning Friday Night Rock concerts, or inhaling sawdust at BVAC. On her occasional ventures out, she enjoys biking, stress baking, and looking at obscure maps.

Ananya Vaidya, '23

Academic Interests: English, Psychology

Ananya is from Mumbia, India, but was born and raised in the UAE. She is studying English but is hoping to find something else along the way. Outside of RWIT, you can find Ananya in the South Asian and International Student Associations, as an OPL, or doing research in the English department. In her spare time, Ananya enjoys reading, going online window shopping, and constructing the perfect Collis smoothie.

Anay Saraf, '24

Academic Interests: Economics, Mathematics, Philosophy

Anay was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. Outside of RWIT, he is an engineering materials science researcher and a leader in the Dartmouth Investment and Philanthropy Program. In his spare time, he loves playing guitar, eating $5 lobster rolls, and wrestling. If you'd like to hear long, passionate talks about obscure topics, ask him about helicopter cubes, water bears, or garden-path sentences.

Anisia Tiplea, '24

Academic Interests: French literature

Anisia hails from Northern Ireland. On campus, she is involved with Spare Rib and research, but she also loves playing music, reading, and baking.

Arpit Rao, '25

Academic Interests: Law; economic policy and history

Arpit Rao is from Westford, Massachusetts. Outside of class, he is involved with the Law Journal and the Political Economy Project. He enjoys hiking, playing soccer, and watching stand-up comedy.

Arturo Serrano Borrero, '24

Academic Interests: Math, Econometrics, Public Policy, Education, History, and Korean Studies

Arturo is a '24 from Panama City, Panama. As an international student, he wants to welcome students from diverse linguistic backgrounds and help them gain confidence in their written English. Arturo also works as a tour guide at the Admissions Office. He participates in Dartmouth Club Taekwondo, the Parliamentary Debate Team, and Christian Union Vox. Arturo enjoys Latin music, good food, and walking around Occom Pond.

Claire Callahan, '22

Academic Interests: English and creative writing

Claire is from Alexandria, Virginia. When she's home, she fosters litters of kittens in her bedroom; when she's at Dartmouth, she writes for Mirror and paddles with Ledyard Canoe Club. She believes that every single human has a fascinating story to tell. You can usually find her watching the Great British Bake-Off in Sanborn (while her essay begs for her attention) or eating Collis breakfast potatoes on the porch with friends. Let her know if you would like to watch Hallmark Christmas Movies with her and attempt the tricky balance of loving and hating them.

Claire O'Shaughnessy, '25

Academic Interests: Math, English & Creative Writing

Claire was born in raised in Evanston, Illinois. She plans to major in Applied Math and minor in Creative Writing or Music. While she loves to write, Claire believes that you can tap into your creativity in any academic discipline (even math!). She also believes that backpacks should always contain a variety of snacks, so let her know if you're ever in need of a pick-me-up. Outside of RWIT, Claire works as a DREAM mentor, writes and plays music on her guitar, and WoCos daily. You might also catch her commuting via rollerblade in the spring or playing pickup hockey at Occom in the winter.

Emily Fagell, '25

Academic Interests: Government, Sociology, Journalism

Emily is a '25 from Bethesda, MD. Outside of RWIT, you can find her writing for The D, arguing with the Parliamentary Debate Team, enjoying free Tuk Tuk at Hillel, or draining her DBA at Novack. Emily also loves woccoms, photography, and seeing dogs on campus.

Emily Patel, '23

Academic Interests: Sociology, English, Film Studies

Emily was born and raised in New York City. She is a Sociology major with a double minor in Film Studies and English. Besides RWIT, she is a member of one of Dartmouth's all-female a capella groups, the Subtleties. She is also a member of the Sociological Honors Society on campus. She loves listening to music, visiting Hobby Lobby to browse seasonal decorations, playing Skyrim (while she waits years for the next Elder Scrolls game to be released), and reading.

Emma Bonz, '25

Academic Interests: Government, English, Earth Science, Spanish

Emma (she/her) is a '25 from Guilford, Connecticut. Outside of RWIT, she's involved in Ski Patrol and the Dartmouth Mountaineering Club. Emma enjoys going for runs, swimming in the river, and generally being outside whenever possible. Having always loved reading, she's excited to read your work.

Emma Tsosie, '25

Academic Interests: Native American and Indigenous Studies, Linguistics, Psychology

Emma Tsosie is from Santa Fe, New Mexico, and is Indigenous from Picuris Pueblo and the Navajo Nation. She works as a coffee-enthusiast barista both at home and in Hanover, loves photography, being in nature, and her family dogs, cat, goats, chickens, ducks, and horses.

Eric Bae, '24

Academic Interests: History, Law, Linguistics, and Art

Eric is a student of Russian and History hailing from Long Island, New York. Studying Russian and History, he is currently conducting ethnography research on Soviet Jews in New York. Outside of his research, Eric can be found fishing the waters of the Connecticut River with Bait & Bullet or hiking on the AT.

Felicia Ragucci, '22

Academic Interests: English & Creative Writing, Biology, Astronomy, History

Felicia grew up in a suburb 'just outside of Boston' and lives by the motto 'it's never too cold for ice cream.' A caught-between-the-arts-and-sciences misfit, she has used writing to communicate about public health and science during internships at the CDC and NASA. She is dedicated to student-led mental health initiatives and loves to read, ice skate, and listen to podcasts while cooking.

Gracie Dickman, '24

Academic Interests: Film and Media, Environmental Studies, Creative Writing, Middle Eastern Studies

Gracie is from Chicago, Illinois, although she much prefers the hills of New England. Outside of RWIT, you can find her in Sanborn, reading and doing some writing of her own. She enjoys swims in the Connecticut, Netflix documentaries, and playwriting. She is very excited to get to help people do their best writing.

Hannah Tanenbaum, '24

Academic Interests: Government, Economics, Philosophy, History, Environmental Science, Creative Writing

Hannah is a '24 hailing from Harrison, NY. When she is not tutoring at RWIT, Hannah enjoys playing tennis, reading, canoeing on the Connecticut River, and baking chocolate chip cookies. She loves spending time on the Green with friends and exploring the Upper Valley. In the classroom, Hannah is currently undecided, but focuses on Government, Philosophy, and Economics.

Hayden Welty, '23

Academic Interests: Economics, psychology, public policy, religion, history, English

Hayden was born in London, England and hails from Phoenix, AZ. He pretends to like tea to justify his dual citizenship but actually really enjoys fish and chips. In his free time, he loves playing basketball and golf, re-watching his five favorite TV shows over and over again, and traveling outside the southwestern desert of his hometown. At Dartmouth, he's currently undecided for any exact major or minor plan, but you can usually find Hayden studying in the Orozco Mural Room or spending way too much DBA on fruit at the Hop.

Holly Sullivan, '25

Academic Interests: anthropology, earth science, public policy

Holly is a '25 born and raised just outside Boulder, CO. At Dartmouth she loves climbing with the Mountaineering Club, frequenting the Book Arts Workshop, and lurking in the piano practice rooms at the Hop. In her free time she enjoys cooking, knitting, and spending time outdoors.

Jared Pugh, '25

Academic Interests: Political Theory, Constitutional Law, African & African American Studies, Black Feminist Theory, French

Jared is a sophomore at Dartmouth from Birmingham, Alabama. He intends to major in Government with a double minor in French Studies and African American Studies. He maintains an interest in the dynamic between government and race, sustaining a focus on institutionalized oppression and the implications of legalized discrimination in the United States and across the African Diaspora. At Dartmouth, Jared is affiliated as an editor of the Dartmouth Law Journal, an executive board member of the NAACP, and the Director of Communications for the Black Praxis magazine publication. His hobbies include bowling, consuming unhealthy amounts of seafood, and reading political nonfiction. Jared is truly excited to begin this journey of assisting students in perfecting their composition skills.

Jenny Oh, '25

Academic Interests: Comparative Literature, Psychology, Medicine

Jenny is a '25 born and partly raised in South Korea, but is also from Upstate New York. As a bilingual student herself, she would love to help students grow more comfortable with English. Aside from RWIT, Jenny is a member of the MHU and Agape, writes for Dear Dartmouth, and does research with a lab at Geisel. You can usually find her half-asleep in the tower room, walking/running around Occom pond, or in the midst of an elaborate skincare routine.

Lauren Adler, '23

Academic Interests: Government, Public Policy

Lauren is from the Washington, DC area, but has always loved the mountains of northern New England. Outside of tutoring sessions, she is a news reporter for the D, a member of the West House executive board, and an Orientation Peer Leader. She also loves to ski, bake, and binge-watch trashy reality TV.

Lex (Han Bit) Kang, '21

Academic Interests: Economics, linguistics, philosophy, music

Lex is an international student from Seoul, Korea, and as a result has experience helping/tutoring students who may not be as confident in English. She is an econ and linguistics modified with philosophy double major and music minor. Outside of tutoring for RWIT, Lex is a member of the Mock Trial team (and is a pre-law student), writes and edits for The Dartmouth, and does social justice work with OPAL, violence prevention work with the Student Wellness Center, and is a SAPA, among other things. In her free time, Lex likes to take long walks, watch and overanalyze movies and TV shows, or shop.

Lily Sweeney, '25

Academic Interests: Government, English, Spanish

Lily is a '25 from West Hartford, Connecticut. On campus, she is a member of SINC, a connoisseur of Novack iced lattes, and a lover of Woccoms. Lily believes confidence is key when it comes to writing, and she looks forward to helping others feel proud of themselves and of their written work at RWIT. She is very excited to talk about writing with you, but be warned: there is a near certain chance that she will find a way to bring up her two dogs (Lane and Gibby) in any conversation.

Maria Amador, '24

Academic Interests: English, Creative Writing, Psychology, Education

Maria (she/her) is a '24 born in Cuba, raised in Miami, FL. She hopes to double major in English and Psychology with a minor in Education. Apart from RWIT, she works as an after school care leader in Norwich and does research with a team at DHMC. She's a HUGE fan of the outdoors, any and all desserts, and indie folk music—especially if it's made by Fleet Foxes. She loves writing and meeting new people and can think of no better place to combine the two than RWIT. Book a session with her and relish the fact that she'll squeal with joy about it to anyone who will listen!

Michelle Sun, '23

Academic Interests: Humanities, Comparative Literature, Philosophy, English & Creative Writing, studio art, music, and really anything that isn't STEM

Michelle was born and raised just outside Los Angeles, so she spends a lot of her time on campus wearing an absurd amount of winter layers or staring fascinatedly at the pretty fall colors. Coming from a fairly large city, Michelle loves to watch the hustle and bustle and finds anything humanities, social sciences, or arts interesting. At Dartmouth, she plans to major in Comparative Literature and minor in Human-Centered Design and is involved in Dartmouth Rotaract, the Jack-O-Lantern, RWIT, and CnT. In her free time, she likes to oil paint landscapes, sketch, pick up a favorite book, or work on a new four-mallet marimba solo. Michelle is intensely curious but terrible at managing time, so you can probably find her speed-walking like her life depends on it around various parts of Dartmouth.

Molly Stevens, '25

Academic Interests: English, Creative Writing, French

Molly is a '25 from Louisville, Kentucky. Outside of RWIT, she is involved in the mirror section of The Dartmouth, SAPA, and the club lacrosse team. In her free time, Molly enjoys swimming at the river, reading mystery novels, playing the guitar (poorly), and hanging out on the Green with friends.

Neha Agarwal, '24

Academic Interests: Sociology, English, Pre-Health

Neha is a '24 from Littleton, Massachusetts. She is on the pre-health track and is interested in Sociology and English but is still open to exploring more subjects that spark her interest! Besides RWIT, she is a member of Raaz (Dartmouth's South Asian fusion dance team), women's club hockey, WISP (the women in science program), and is currently training to become a certified Medical Assistant. Outside of that, she loves any and all adrenaline-inducing activities from horror movies to rollercoasters to skydiving. She is super stoked to get to work with all of you!

Nina Sloan, '24

Nina Sloan is a '24 from New York City majoring in Linguistics and Art History. On campus, you can find her singing in Glee Club or her a cappella group, the Dodecaphonics. She makes crosswords in her spare time for national newspapers, but you can also solve her puzzles weekly in The Dartmouth!

Olivia Morton, '23

Academic Interests: Literature, Sociology, Government, Psychology

Olivia hails from Alexandria, VA, or as she likes to say, DC(ish). When she's not tutoring at RWIT, you can find her working away on 3FB or in Novak, writing about Dartmouth athletics for the D, or pretending to work in Sanborn but actually napping or watching Netflix. In her free time, she loves drinking coffee, hanging out on the green with friends, petting as many dogs as humanly possible, and exploring the Upper Valley, particularly in the snow!

Pierce D. Wilson, '23

Academic Interests: computer science, geography, Black studies, public policy

Pierce is from Ann Arbor, Michigan, and you can usually find him speed-walking around campus and playing Pokémon GO. Outside of RWIT, Pierce is an undergraduate advisor, and an active member of Dartmouth's chapter of the national society of Black engineers. In his free time, Pierce enjoys brewing his own kombucha, listening to podcasts, watching cartoons, and debating pop culture topics with his friends.

Rachel Y. Hsu, '23

Academic Interests: English, Economics, Computer Science, Linguistics

Rachel was born in Yardley, PA (not that anybody knows where that is) and lived in Los Angeles for 13 years before moving to Taipei, where she currently resides. A talkative introvert, early sleeper, and general nerd, Rachel is also hugely enthusiastic about dance and creative writing. On campus, she runs two dance clubs and is heavily involved with tutoring, research, and Women in Business. Last year, she purchased a bungee chair for her dorm room; she enjoys reading while sitting on it immensely.

Sarah Engelman, '23

Academic Interests: History, Government, English, Law

Sarah Engelman is a '23 from Philadelphia, PA. On campus she is the captain of the figure skating team and a member of Dartmouth Women in Law and Politics. When not in class you can find her in one of the Sanborn armchairs (napping) or sitting on the Green. Sarah enjoys hanging out with her friends, reading, and drinking Arnold Palmers. Outside of Dartmouth she has been involved in nonprofits focused on civil rights and environmental sustainability. She plans to go to law school in the future.

Sophie Saraisky, '25

Academic Interests: Government, public policy, philosophy, education, religion, and French!

Sophie is a '25 from Montclair, New Jersey. On campus, she sings with the Decis, is a DREAM mentor, and is a member of Dartmouth Women in Law and Politics. In her free time, she love to hang out with friends, play piano, and go on (very easy) hikes!

Sophie Williams, '23

Academic Interests: political economy, geography, history of medicine

Sophie is from Troy, Pennsylvania, a small rural town in the Endless Mountains. At school, she plays brass in the Dartmouth College Marching Band, was an Ethics Fellow, and is a General Manager at Spare Rib, contributing art, design, and systems development to the magazine. Sophie enjoys doing creative projects, critiquing things, and having dinner with friends.

William Gridley, '23

Academic Interests: I'm a potential cognitive science major, but am interested in everything from english to history to psychology

Willie Gridley is a '23 from New York. He loves sports (football, basketball, rugby, golf) and his academic interests. He looks forward to helping with your writing however he can!