Nicholas Van Kley
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Faculty Lecturer, Institute for Writing and Rhetoric
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 emailling Betsy directly at [email protected] Describe the nature of your project, the kind of support you need, and your availability for a meeting.
Graduate Student, MALS (Globalization Studies Track)
Khang comes from Hanoi, Vietnam. He earned his B.A. in history and political studies with distinction from Colby-Sawyer College in 2017. His research at Dartmouth focuses on the Korean peninsula and U.S. East Asia policy. He has published in several foreign policy magazines and is currently an Assistant Editor for the MALS Journal Clamantis. His lifetime goal is to travel to both North and South Korea through the Demilitarized Zone. Khang enjoys reading books and discussing East Asian political events. He is also a loyal fan of K-pop and Korean movies.
Graduate Student, Masters in Public Health
Briana is proudly from suburban Philadelphia and earned her BA from Franklin & Marshall College (F&M), majoring in Neuroscience. She spent a year teaching English in Poland with the Fulbright Program. On campus, Briana is a member of the Global Health Fellows program. Outside of tutoring and writing, Briana has a passion for environmentalism and gardening. In her free time, Briana can be found running, yoga-ing, cooking, hiking, reading, photographing, and studying in the Tower Room!
Academic Interests: Economics, Philosophy
Carolyn calls Acton, Massachusetts, her home. Acton is significantly less famous than Concord but is no less historical (the first American officer to die in the Revolution was from there). Studying Economics and Philosophy, she hopes to say something profound about the world one day. You can find her everywhere on campus, since she likes rotating her study spots (although One Wheelock or a hammock outside Novack probably rank near the top). Outside of classes, she enjoys creating playlists for her friends, writing and editing for The Dartmouth, and having two hour long conversations over food.
Academic Interests: Government
David has lived his entire life in a suburb outside Philadelphia, and will endlessly praise Marathon Grill and Honeygrow. In addition to working for RWIT, he also is Co-President of Colleges against Cancer, and a Managing Editor for the Dartmouth Law Journal. He enjoys running, playing soccer, reading about politics, and showing people pictures of his dog.
Academic Interests: English, Classics
Audrey Bransfield is from Massachusetts, and lives in the town to which the Fig Newton owes its name. She considers Dartmouth a second home, even though Hanover doesn't (to her knowledge) have a cookie named after it. Audrey is an English major with minors in Classics and Spanish. In her spare time, she enjoys trivia, drinking tea, listening to the Beach Boys and power-napping. She acknowledges that people dislike her lack of Oxford commas, but refuses to change her ways.
Academic Interests: Physics, Astronomy, Mathematics, Music Composition
Claire is originally from Bethesda, Maryland, so, while she’s no stranger to snow, the trauma of her first Dartmouth winter compelled her to spend her second as far away from Dartmouth as possible – in sunny South Africa on the Astronomy FSP. Now that she’s back, you’ll often find her playing her cello outside the HOP with other members of her musical improvisation group or desperately trying to finish a physics problem set in Kresge. In addition to working for RWIT, she also works at the Montshire Museum of Science, where she gets to share her love of science while playing with kids (a win-win, if you ask her).
Academic Interests: English and French
Lex is from Tallahassee, Florida and spends every day of his Dartmouth career regretting that he moved somewhere with real winters. He survives the weather by curling up with a book in Sanborn Library, where he also serves as Vice President of the newly established writer's group, the Sanborn Circle. When he has the free time, he likes to see movies at the Hop and get way too intense at Collis Trivia.
Academic Interests: English
Zachary is from Lodi, California, but has managed to adjust surprising well to the cold Hanover winters. In addition to his work at RWIT, he is editor-in-chief of The Dartmouth newspaper. When not in Berry 183, he can usually be found on the second floor of Robinson Hall, in line at KAF or the Hop, or desperately trying to catch up on sleep.
Academic Interests: Government, history
Margaret Jones grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina - despite being born right outside of Hanover at DHMC (ask her about it). Her hobbies include hiking, skiing, playing for the Women's Club Volleyball team, and watching football (go Panthers!!). Be sure to ask her about studying abroad in London, Hiking the 50, and her love for both Mamma Mia movies.
Academic Interests: Anthropology, biology, Spanish, and public health
Lucy grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, though she doesn't plan to pursue a career at a tech start-up. At Dartmouth she is an anthropology major and a biology and Spanish minor. She is interested in public health, particularly epidemiology and maternal health, and is involved with the Dickey Center's Global Health Initiative. She also edits the Jack-O-Lantern and enjoys running around Pine Park.
Academic Interests: English and Classics
Originally from the Philadelphia area, Zach loves everything about Dartmouth except for its distance from his favorite cheesesteak spots. His favorite hobbies are playing on the Dartmouth Men’s Squash Team and explaining to anyone not from the northeast United States that squash isn’t just a vegetable. A writer for The Dartmouth Jack-O-Lantern, he aspires to take inspiration from his favorite Dartmouth alumnus and write the Green Eggs and Ham of his generation.
Academic Interests: History, Russian
Amanda was born and raised in small-town, central Wisconsin and has absolutely no logical reason to be obsessed with all things Russian, but nonetheless she is and has been since age five. Her hobbies include sketching various sites (and people) around campus, reading way more than is healthy, and annoying her friends with pictures of her cat, Sola. She can also be found working as a teaching assistant at the Donald Claflin Jewelry Studio in the basement of the Hop, so stop by and learn how to make cool metal stuff.
Academic Interests: English Literature (affect theory, film theory, psychoanalysis), History (The Vietnam War)
Clara is a writer from greater Los Angeles who dabbles in piano, harpsichord, and stop-motion animation. She likes to explore issues of emotion and femininity in the digital age through editorials, essays, and fiction. Both a pop culture and literary theory enthusiast, she is fascinated by the relationship between theoretical aesthetics and aesthetics IRL—and how we decide what’s ‘intellectual’ and what’s 'superficial'. Clara can typically be found reading Freud’s case studies for her senior thesis at Dartmouth College while listening to Lana del Rey and drinking black coffee.
Academic Interests: Economics and Quantitative Social Science
Amanda is from Darien, CT. On campus, she's involved in the the women's club hockey team, the jazz ensemble, the Episcopal campus ministry, and the Tutor Clearinghouse. In her free time, she likes to hang out with her friends, get café au laits from KAF and do work in Sherman Library, and walk around campus in the fall.
Academic Interests: Geography and Linguistics
Maddy hails from the backwoods of Connecticut, where crunchy people drive Subarus and a hike is a walk on a flat surface between some trees. Perhaps to compensate, she goes hiking with Cabin and Trail every weekend, spent her freshman summer maintaining trails on Moosilauke, goes backpacking during her interims, and competitively makes wood smaller with the Woodsmen’s Team. When circumstances force Maddy inside, she is generally found reading cheap paperback fantasy novels or watching Chopped on Netflix. Other hobbies include drinking coffee, cooking food for large groups of people, analyzing her friends’ speech patterns, and trying to decide how she feels about dams.
Academic Interests: Psychology, Religion
Sarah is a '19 from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. She is a psychology major but enjoys taking classes in a variety of departments. Outside of RWIT, she manages marketing and communications for The Dartmouth and is an editor for the Dartmouth Law Journal. In her free time, she enjoys seeing movies at the Hop, taking walks around Occom, and searching for the best food in Hanover.
Academic Interests: Economics, Government, French, Foreign Languages
Sonia is an international student from the faraway land of Canada! She was born in Beijing, China but moved to Ottawa, Canada at a young age. Sonia played competitive table tennis in the past and is now co-captain of Dartmouth’s Club Table Tennis team. She is also a news managing editor for The Dartmouth and enjoys breaking news to the Dartmouth community. Sonia enjoys golf, piano, reading historical fiction novels, writing, learning new languages, and grabbing meals with people. She is usually in Robo working on The D or in her room studying on her bean bag chair.
Academic Interests: Cognitive Science & Urban Studies
Nathan is an undergraduate at Dartmouth studying Cognitive Science and Urban Studies. His research interests surround how affective and social factors influence people’s interaction with the built environment, and how understanding these dynamics can help planners address urban issues from housing affordability to environmental sustainability and beyond. Outside of RWIT, you’ll find Nathan riding his bike, working in the PBS department’s Cosan Lab, or taking photos for Humans of Dartmouth. He will graduate in 2019.
Academic Interests: International Relations, Political Theory, Environmental Law
Dorothy grew up in New Zealand and now resides in the equally lush suburbs of New Jersey. She named herself after a children’s version of The Wizard of Oz when she was four years old, and her real name is Yingtao. A majority of her time is spent conducting a cappella rehearsals, painting, writing for The D, and watching How I Met Your Mother. Her read receipts are on. Stephen Colbert quoted her tweet on The Late Show.
Academic Interests: Cognitive Science, African/African-American Studies
Lola is a Houston native who’s always had an affinity for the East Coast. She loves doing anything that calls on her creative talents such as writing and photography. Outside of RWIT, you can find Lola at AAm meetings, working on her blog, or taking an ill-timed nap.
Academic Interests: English , Art History
Isabelle calls Raleigh, North Carolina her home. Though she is a southern belle by name and origin, she is a winter-sport loving northerner at heart. Isabelle is an English major and an Art History minor. Aside from RWIT, Isabelle serves as editor-in-chief of Humbug, a Dartmouth creative writing magazine. On campus, you can find her skating in Thompson Arena for Dartmouth’s figure skating team, or eating goldfish in Sherman library. In her free time, Isabelle enjoys skiing and biking in New Hampshire and Vermont, showing people pictures of her dogs, and petting other people’s dogs she finds around campus.
Academic Interests: Geography, English
Janice tells most people she’s from Hong Kong, but has really found home in all the places she has moved to. On campus, she can be found people-watching on Robo steps, impulsively building things in the woodshop, or zipping down to the river for a quick afternoon paddle. The rest of her free time is spent ruminating on her potent distaste for everything bagels.
Academic Interests: Economics, History, Religion
Hailing from New Jersey, Albert lives off Exit 135, and still hates pumping his own gas. He plans to study Economics, but is also fascinated by architecture, the Supreme Court, and American history. In his free time, Albert likes to debate, explore the outdoors, and watch way too many cooking videos. He firmly believes in two things: the importance of a well-rounded breakfast and the virtue of a good book and a strong cup of coffee.
Academic Interests: forthcoming
Academic Interests: Math, film studies
Long comes from Hanoi, Vietnam. At Dartmouth, this person sings when he’s alone in his room and makes lame jokes when he talks to people.
Academic Interests: English, Economics, Sociology, Geography, Studio Art
Arunav is an international student from India, where he switches his time between the capital New Delhi and the old royal city of Jaipur. He hopes to complete a double major in English and Economics, two fields he enjoys talking at great length about. More interestingly, he loves to paint, create quick sketches with ink, and waste money buying physical music CDs to keep for posterity. He has also watched the movie Black Swan 7 times.
Academic Interests: Government, Public Policy
Taylor comes from Northern Virginia, just a hop, skip, and a jump away from our nation’s capital. She plans on being a Government major and a Public Policy minor. On campus, you can find her either in Rocky or Dickey studying international security conflicts or in the Hop singing with the Sings. In her free time she loves running, watching Game of Thrones or Disney films (quite a combo), or petting puppers. If you have questions about papers short or long, feel free to come chat with her!
Academic Interests: History, Economics, English
Linda is from Kansas and would prefer it if you would not make any Wizard of Oz jokes in her presence. She plans on majoring in economics and history with a focus on Asia and the Middle East. Besides being a part of RWIT, she is an associate editor for the law journal, a member of the club swim team, and a supporter of the book arts workshop. Linda loves reading, video games (especially the Kirby franchise), and arguing about health insurance premiums with anyone who's willing to challenge her. You can probably find her at the Kresge Physical Sciences Library or in Sanborn.
Academic Interests: Economics, Chemistry, Public Policy
Victoria Meyer was born in Scottsdale, Arizona, but hopes to call the East Coast her home one day. At Dartmouth, Victoria is studying Economics with a minor in Chemistry. However, she also loves politics and writing. Aside from tutoring for RWIT, Victoria is a social chair for the Parliamentary Debate Team and an active member of the Rockefeller Center for Public Policy. In her free time, she enjoys running, hiking in the surrounding area, and binge-watching Netflix. Feel free to ask her about anything— from her favorite study spots to her coffee addiction.
Academic Interests: English (creative writing) and Government
Annie was born and raised in Tampa, Florida, so you can spot her wearing her winter coat weeks before anyone else. She is majoring in Government and English, with a concentration in creative writing. When she’s not tutoring at RWIT, Annie interns at the Dartmouth Alumni Magazine and loves to ski, run, and write in her free time. She can talk endlessly about her dogs, her love for all things fall, The Office, and the Oxford comma.
Academic Interests: Mathematics, History, Computer Science
Tanish was born in Mumbai, but has lived in both Dubai and Singapore for much of his life and is excited to call Dartmouth his new home. At Dartmouth, Tanish studies Mathematics with a minor in History and Computer Science. Aside from tutoring at RWIT, Tanish plays an active role in the Dartmouth Model United Nations Team and the Dickey Center for International Understanding. In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis, hiking, scuba-diving, and wondering how to best tackle the cold.
Academic Interests: Neuroscience, philosophy, English, cognitive science
Hailey is a ‘20 who hails from Northern Virginia (NOVA for you DC locals) and loves roller coasters, fall foliage, and good conversation. On campus, you can find her excitedly discussing the genius of Ursula K. Le Guin or the importance of the pathways between the limbic system and the frontal lobe, enjoying the fresh New England air, and hanging out at AQ or Apologia meetings. She is most interested in the human mind and its decision-making processes, and, relatedly, thinks any decisions to come visit RWIT are great ones.
Academic Interests: English, Creative Writing, Film and Media Studies
Kylee is from Denver, Colorado and loves snowball fights, eating fancy desserts, and screaming the lyrics to old Disney Channel songs. She plans to major in English with a concentration in Creative Writing and is also considering a minor in Film and Media Studies. On campus, she writes for the Arts section of The Dartmouth, teaches PE classes as a ski instructor, and interviews students for Humans of Dartmouth. In her free time she likes to read novels, hike up tall mountains, ski some sweet pow, and eat as many chocolate croissants from KAF as possible.
Academic Interests: English, history
Natalie hails from Cape Elizabeth, Maine. She went to a tiny public high school and spent several years planning on going to school in a big city, only to eventually wind up in Hanover. She plans to pursue a major in English and a minor in history. Outside of RWIT, she is active in Cabin & Trail within the DOC, serves as a SAPA, and writes for the Stonefence Review. You can find her comatose on the couches in the Cube.
Academic Interests: Environmental issues, physics, literature
Sarah is a '20 from Los Angeles who loves coffee, dogs, and loungewear. At Dartmouth, she majors in Environmental Studies and Physics and also enjoys learning Spanish and reading English literature. She teaches at a nearby elementary school, does research in the Physics department, and has tried a slew of PE classes from skiing to squash.
Academic Interests: English and Biology
Priya was born in London, but grew up 'just outside of Boston'. In addition to RWIT, she is a counselor for the Dartmouth chapter of Camp Kesem and does research in an immunology lab at DHMC. In her oodles of free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends, watching The Office, and waiting in KAF lines for chai.
Academic Interests: Comparative Literature, Spanish, International 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 reporter for the D, and is involved in Hillel and the Dartmouth Chamber Orchestra. Abby loves swimming in the river, live music, trains, and podcasts, and hates people who have a strong opinion about the Oxford comma.
Academic Interests: English, Cognitive Science, Film, and Studio Art
Sergio, although born in Mexico City, comes from the sandy suburbs of Scottsdale, Arizona. Besides tutoring at RWIT, you can find Sergio selling tickets at the Hop, taking photographs for the Dartmouth, filming blockbusters for the Film and Media Club, and trying to avoid being stabbed for fencing. He enjoys a good movie and your occasional foursquare, and plans on double majoring in English and Cognitive Science.
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.
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.
Academic Interests: History
Academic Interests: English, Psychology, Environmental Studies, Creative Writing
Allison comes from Westchester, New York, about a forty-minute train ride from the city. Outside of RWIT, she's on the executive board of the The Stonefence Review, Dartmouth's literary magazine, and interns with political campaigns. She plans to major in English, with a potential minor in environmental science, but she's willing to take on any possible paper topic (creative writing included).
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!).