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

Consultants for Graduate Students

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.

Catherine Pollack, PhD Candidate, Quantitative Biomedical Science, Geisel

Academic Interests: Epidemiology, Data Science, Science Policy and Communication, Biomedical Engineering

Catherine hails from Stephens City, Virginia, a small town about two hours west of Washington, D.C. She graduated from the University of Virginia in 2018 with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and an Interdisciplinary Major in Applied Statistics. Inspired by her internships at Redhorse Corporation and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, her doctoral dissertation seeks to develop data science methods that can mitigate the spread of public health misinformation on social media. In addition to spending time with RWIT, Catherine is on the executive board of the Graduate Student Council and a volunteer data analyst with the COVID Tracking Project at the Atlantic. When she is not tutoring or working on her research, Catherine is usually playing clarinet with the Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble, attempting to sweep a trivia category with her friends at Salt Hill, or exploring new running paths as she trains for an upcoming race!

Fatima Haidar, MD Candidate, Geisel

Academic Interests: Medicine, Pediatrics, Microbiology, Writing

My name is Fatima, and I'm a medical student interested in pediatrics. I went to school at the University of Michigan, where I majored in Microbiology and minored in Writing. While I was there, I worked at their writing center (the Sweetland Center for Writing) for 3 years, and I loved it! Feel free to send me your writing, whether it's about science or not :)

Tutors for Undergraduate Students

Aaní Perkins, '23

Academic Interests: Native American Studies, Sociology, and Linguistics

Aaní is from Sheet'ká (Sitka, Alaska), a rainy island in southeast Alaska. Her favorite things at Dartmouth are her friends, the amazing community of Indigenous students, and Collis stirfry. She believes all stories are good stories, and she'd love to hear yours.

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.

Amar Scherzer, '23

Academic Interests: QSS, all things English

Amar Scherzer is a junior at Dartmouth majoring in Quantitative Social Science and English. On campus, she is Associate Chair of Women In Business, Project Manager at TAMID (a national consulting club), a writer for The Dartmouth newspaper, and an RWIT tutor. She is extremely passionate about the importance of writing clearly and authentically. Her expertise is primarily in the Humanities.

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.

Andrew Culver, '22

Academic Interests: Government, Economics, History

Andrew is from Charlottesville, Virginia. On campus, he is a leader in Ledyard Canoe Club and participates in undergraduate research. Andrew loves working at RWIT to help people gain confidence in their written work and find the joy in writing. While not working at RWIT, Andrew loves to kayak, hike, and play music with his friends.

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.

Catherine Parnell, '22

Academic Interests: Computer Science, History

Catherine is a '22 hailing from the great state of Texas (with pronouns she/her/hers). She's lived in Houston her whole life but is a huge Kansas City Chiefs fan. Besides RWIT, she also works as a blogger for Dartmouth Admissions and a teaching assistant for different classes within the Computer Science department. On campus she is involved in Women's Club Lacrosse and her sorority, Alpha Phi. She's a huge nerd but is primarily interested in computer science and history. She's really passionate about research and has conducted various forms of research in many different fields, including using machine learning to predict instances of heart attacks, using computational methods to study the English Protestant Reformation, and building tools to make designing sustainable products easier. When she's not working, you can find her climbing, biking, or watching football.

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.

Elliott Zornitsky, '22

Academic Interests: English, Public Policy, Sociology

Elliott is from the great, lovely, and wonderful paradise of Westfield, New Jersey. Even though most people tend to admonish him for being from New Jersey (the armpit of America), he loves the state and is proud of it. He studies English, environmental policy, and sociology minor. On campus, he enjoys being an RWIT tutor, Orientation Peer Leader, doing work with the Dartmouth Center for Social Impact, and recently joined Street Soul to learn how to dance and to quite literally move out of his comfort zone. In his free time, he likes to go on adventures, hike, watch old episodes of the critically acclaimed show, Glee, read about politics/environmental policy, and volunteer with the Institute for Civic Organizing. He is very excited to help his peers with their writing and is happy to tackle a variety of paper topics. Be warned though – he is not the most proficient speller for an English major.

Emily Patel, '23

Academic Interests: Sociology, English, Film Studies

Emily was born and raised in New York City. She plans to major in Sociology 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 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 baking.

Emory Holzer, '22

Academic Interests: Government, Math

Emory is from the suburbs of Chicago, and focuses his studies on government and math. On campus, he enjoys writing for the opinion section of The Dartmouth and editing the Dartmouth Law Journal. Emory is grateful for the opportunity to work with underclassmen through RWIT, helping them develop confidence in their ideas. When the weather is nice, you can find Emory on outdoor runs and bike rides with the club triathlon team. When it is cold, Emory is skiing or enjoying coffee from Lucky's. He also enjoys making ice cream!

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.

Hannah Jinks, '22

Academic Interests: Law, econometrics, public policy, Arabic, writing, journalism

Hannah Jinks '22 is an Economics major and Math and Middle Eastern Studies double minor from a suburb of Austin, TX called Westlake. Outside of RWIT, she's heavily involved with the news section of The Dartmouth, works for the Political Violence Lab in the Department of Government, and is a DWLP mentor. She loves to run, bike, travel, and splurge on fancy coffee drinks!

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.

Jennifer Lee, '22

Academic Interests: Government, Public Policy

Jennifer is from San Francisco, where she grew up watching 49er games at Candlestick Park and building her stamina (or at least attempting to) by climbing the city's notorious hills. She studies Government and Public Policy at Dartmouth. On campus, Jennifer conducts research in the Government Department and also serves as a SAPA and Co-President of Dartmouth Women in Law and Politics. In her free time, she loves playing squash, baking vegan treats, and reading Agatha Christie mysteries.

Joseph Bravo, '24

Academic Interests: Poetry and Creative Writing Practice, English, Biology, Pathophysiology, Infectious Diseases, Medicine

Joseph (he/him/his) is an American-Filipino '24 from Torrance, California, a characteristically Asian-Latino suburb in LA county. If he's not drinking tea, he's serving it at Sanborn—or passing out crafts from the Book Arts Workshop in substitute—sipping on the side. Joseph is a proponent of all-things coffeeshop: coffee, tea, books, poetry, piano, baked goods, and nice scents. Catch him practicing with the Tri-team or napping over unwritten letters.

Jordan Sanz, '22

Academic Interests: Computer Science and QSS, focused in Education

Jordan is a '22 from Midland, Texas. Other than RWIT, Jordan is the Business Manager for the Dartmouth Dodecaphonics, involved with his fraternity Sigma Nu, a House Senator for Student Assembly, and has been a FYRE UGA. He spends his time on campus hanging out on the green, being facetimey on FFB, and wishing that KAF still existed.

Keara Dennehy, '22

Academic Interests: Geography, Psychology

Keara is from a small town in northern Connecticut called Simsbury. On campus, she is a stage manager for theater productions and does research with an Environmental Studies project about rice growing in the Dominican Republic and a Geography project about gender representation in humanitarian health evidence. She spends her free time hiking, skiing, and drinking lots of coffee.

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.

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.

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!

Nithya Kasarla, '22

Academic Interests: Philosophy, specifically philosophy of law and language

​​Nithya is a senior from Ft. Lauderdale, FL. On campus, she is on the Council on Student Organizations (COSO) and is involved in undergraduate research. Nithya loves meeting new students at RWIT and encouraging writers to find their own voice. Outside of RWIT, she enjoys spending time with her friends, reading tarot cards, and cooking.

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 Quist, '22

Academic Interests: Literature of all sorts, but specifically New/Digital Medias, contemporary literature, and creative writing; psychology; history (especially 19th and 20th century history)

Rachel Quist '22 originally hails from Saint Peter, Minnesota. In addition to her work as a tutor at RWIT, Rachel works as a student assistant for the Rockefeller Center's Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP) and as a UGA for first-year students. She also enjoys reading, writing, cooking, and spending time outside exploring the Upper Valley and beyond!

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.

Sanjana Dugar, '22

Academic Interests: women's/gender studies

Sanjana is from Princeton, NJ and loves cooking, baking, and doing yoga. She's always on the hunt for a good book and the next big TV show. On campus, she's also involved with the online publication Dear Dartmouth as the Culinary Section editor and is also in Women in Business

Valentina Jaramillo, '22

Academic Interests: English (creative writing), History (medieval studies), Studio Art

Valentina was raised in Charlotte, North Carolina in a Colombian family. She studies English, specifically medieval studies, and creative writing. She is deeply passionate about language and has dedicated much of her time to studying Spanish, French and recently Ancient Greek. Aside from RWIT she is a member of SAPA and the Mental Health Student Union where she works as a Late-Night Solace volunteer. At Dartmouth you can usually find her in her favorite green chair (third from the left facing the wall) in the tower room eating an apple and brie sandwich and watching the Omen on split screen

Willem Gerrish, '22

Academic Interests: English, Creative Nonfiction Writing, Economics

Will is from New Castle, New Hampshire, a small island about two hours from Dartmouth. He is an English major with a focus in creative nonfiction writing, and he also enjoys taking Economics classes for his minor. Besides tutoring at RWIT, Will is an admissions tour guide, an arts writer for The Dartmouth, and he is involved with Friday Night Rock, a club that brings small-scale live music shows to campus. Will is passionate about music and enjoys playing guitar both as a hobby and with the music department at Dartmouth.

William Gridley, '23

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

I'm Willie Gridley, a '23 from New York. I love sports (football, basketball, rugby, golf) and my academic interests. I look forward to helping with your essay however I can!