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

Writing Support Tutor for Graduate and Postdoctoral Scholars, Guarini

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 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.

Abigail Mihaly, '21

Academic Interests: Comparative Literature, Spanish, Latin American Studies

Abby grew up in Montpelier, Vermont, the smallest state capitol and the only one without a McDonald's. Her parents now live in East Calais, a town consisting of one store, a post office, an out of order telephone booth, and a lot of trees. When she isn't in the Vermont or New Hampshire woods, she's probably in New York City, appreciating good bagels and getting very lost on public transportation. At Dartmouth, she is a news editor for the D, and is involved in Hillel and the Dartmouth Chamber Orchestra. Her dream job is to be a foreign correspondent, maybe out of Mexico City. Abby loves swimming in the river, live music, trains, and podcasts.

Allison Hufford, '21

Academic Interests: Literature, Psychology, Environmental Studies, Creative Writing

Allison comes from Westchester, New York, about a forty-minute train ride from NYC. On campus, she's the Co-Editor-in-Chief of The Stonefence Review, Dartmouth's oldest literary magazine, and the secretary for her sorority, Kappa Delta. Allison loves working for RWIT because of the unique opportunity it provides to connect with underclassmen and help them develop skills and strategies they can use for their entire Dartmouth careers and beyond. Allison also has experience working and writing for literary agencies, magazines, and political campaigns, but during her free time you can find her playing video games, watching Netflix, or walking her dogs.

Amanda Li, '22

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Anaïs Berumen Swift, '22

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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.

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.

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.

Daniel Palleiko, '21

Academic Interests: Economics, Government, History

Dan is from Hopkinton, Massachusetts, about a 40 minute drive from Boston. On campus, he participates in DIPP and club soccer, and is a member of Phi Delta Alpha. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with friends on the Green and watching Netflix.

Eileen Brady, '21

Academic Interests: government, French, Spanish, public policy

Eileen hails from Chicago and enjoys reading, traveling, and drinking coffee. For the past few years, she has loved being an RWIT tutor and serving on the center's Committee for Education and Outreach. When not in the writing center, you can usually find Eileen editing news for The D in Robinson Hall or skiing at the Skiway (weather-dependent!). She loves meeting people from all corners of campus and hopes to see you at RWIT soon!

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!

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.

Jessica McDermott, '21

Academic Interests: Government, Neuroscience, Public Policy

Jessica comes from Portland, Oregon. In addition to working at RWIT, she is a member of the Mock Trial Society, a house manager at the Hop, a member of Growing Change Youth Mentoring Program, and an avid frequenter of Rocky. She wishes she didn't have a strong feeling about the Oxford comma, but will admit that her lists of items feel empty without one. On campus, you can find her squandering her DBA on kombucha or napping in the Tower Room.

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.

Kasey (Kyoung Jin) Rhee, '21

Academic Interests: Political science, quantitative social science

Outside of RWIT, you can find Kasey sailing at Mascoma Lake with the sailing team, volunteering with America Reads, doing political science research or spending time with friends. She is mostly sustained on campus by foco sweet potatoes, Green Mountain yogurt (yum) and Novack coffee with soy milk.

Keara Dennehy, '22

Academic Interests: Geography, Psycology

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.

Magann Matt (Matthew), '21

Academic Interests: Government and Earth Science

Matt is a '21 from Canton, MA. He serves as Executive Editor at the D, and is a leader in the DOC – you'll usually find him hiking, climbing, and mountaineering in the White Mountains on the weekends. Matt is also a War & Peace Fellow at the Dickey Center. After graduation, Matt plans to attend law school, where he hopes to study both environmental and international law. As a fun fact, Matt has climbed all 48 peaks in New Hampshire over 4000 feet in elevation!

Marion (Marimac) McRae, '21

Academic Interests: Literature, Creative Writing, Philosophy, Ecology

Marimac is from Nashville, Tennessee and is a big fan of her hometown's specialty dish, hot chicken. Her name, Marimac, comes from a combination of her legal name, Marion, and the phantom 'Mac' in her last name. She loves being an academic cheerleader for the students she works with at RWIT. When Marimac isn't working at RWIT, you can probably find her in the periodicals, on a run, or hanging out with friends at Molly's. During one of her off terms, she interned at ADDitude, so she has a special interest in learning disabilities like ADHD and dyslexia. On campus, she writes for the D and is a member of Alpha Phi. Also, Marimac is a huge University of Georgia football fan, a coffee connoisseur, and a staunch defender of the Oxford comma.

Maya Velez, '21

Academic Interests: Government, French, Linguistics, Film

Maya hails from New York City but spent her childhood abroad in France and Switzerland. She is a Government major with a double minor in French and Linguistics. Outside of class, she is of course an RWIT tutor, but also a French tutor, and a caffeine and 2FB aficionado. In her spare time, she enjoys watching movies, reading, skiing, and exploring the Upper Valley. When in doubt, you can find her on 2FB as she considers it the perfect combination of socialization and work for maximum productivity.

Meghan Poth, '21

Academic Interests: Ecology, Environmental Studies, Literature

Meghan hails from sunny southern California. On campus, she's one of the Pre-Vet Coordinators for the Nathan Smith Society Executive Committee and a member of the Dartmouth Undergraduate Research Association Executive Council. Meghan so tremendously enjoys working for RWIT because of the great opportunity it presents to aid her fellow students in better expressing their thoughts in writing so as to empower them to obtain the knowledge needed to achieve their life goals and pursue their dreams. Meghan also rides as Co-Captain for the Dartmouth Dressage Club and works in the laboratory of Professor Mark Laidre where she researches how, within the context of the ecological challenge of locating resources that are limited in nature, preference manifests for marine hermit crabs.

Melanie Prakash, '21

Academic Interests: French, Chemistry, Economics

Melanie hails from a suburb outside of Chicago called Naperville (a fact which she is quite excited to talk about!). On campus, she enjoys teaching music lessons to kids through the upper valley Musical Empowerment chapter, writing for the Dartmouth, working in her research lab, and staying involved with her faith group (Christian Union). In her free time, Melanie loves to read travel adventure blogs, go running, journal (big surprise!), and sample various orders from Starbucks when getting coffee with friends.

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.

Natalia Henry, '21

Academic Interests: History, Government, Foreign Policy, International Relations

Natalia is from Dallas, Texas and is a dual Spanish and United States citizen. At Dartmouth, she's majoring in History and minoring in Government. Besides tutoring at RWIT, Natalia plays club tennis , is involved in Chi Delt, and works as a research assistant in the Government department. In her free time, she loves running, hiking, and going to diners in the Upper Valley!

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.

Priya Shukla, '21

Academic Interests: English, Biology

Priya was born in London and grew up in Boston, MA. On campus, she's an active member of her sorority, a student researcher at DHMC, Co-Director of Camp Kesem at Dartmouth, and a SAPA. When not pretending to work on Blobby, Priya can be found drinking chai or reading the NYT!

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.

Riley Flewelling, '21

Academic Interests: Government, International Studies

Riley is from Colorado, but lived in CA, NE, AL, NH, VA, and MA as a kid. She studies Government and International Studies and did research for the Presidential Scholars program. Aside from tutoring for RWIT, Riley is involved in Student Assembly and War and Peace Fellows. She can be found running Mink Brook, buying bulk granola at the Co-op, and trying not to fall asleep in Sanborn.

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

Sergio Carvallo, '21

Academic Interests: Film, Economics, and Creative Writing.

Sergio was born in Mexico City but grew up in the sandy suburbs of Scottsdale, Arizona. A Film & Media Studies major and Economics minor, he misses studying in the BVAC editing suites and eating tender quesos at the Hop. Besides RWIT, he has had an array of gigs ranging from giving tours at Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West to delivering packages for UPS.

Seysha Mehta, '21

Academic Interests: pre-med student, a psychology major, and a Spanish and biology double minor; enjoys other subjects as well!

Seysha Mehta is a proud Clevelander and is involved with Dartmouth EMS, a GIS mentor, and of course, an RWIT tutor. She loves yoga, keeping up her soccer skills with pick-up games, playing music, singing with friends, and watching terrible TV. She's always down to discuss thesis statements and the last book you fell in love with (especially if it's a dystopian novel!).

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!