Writing Center Staff

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Carter Adams

I am nonbinary and use they/them pronouns. I am a sophomore here at Alfred studying Spanish and English. With these majors, I hope to become a Spanish/English teacher and travel around South America teaching English. I came to Alfred from New Hampshire in order to have a college experience where collaboration and community are cherished. I look forward to meeting and working with all of you as we continue this journey together.

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Jaylin Card

Hi! I'm Jaylin - English major, avid Harry Potter fan, and by extension a proud Ravenclaw. I enjoy reading just about anything I can get my hands on, as well as writing both professionally and for pleasure. If you need help analyzing a great work or creating one of your own, I'm your girl. I appreciate all kinds of writing and the process in itself, and I look forward to assisting you!

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Kristina Roberts

I am a Biomaterials Engineering major. I love math, but I also have a deep appreciation for the importance of words and communication in our society. I enjoy the analytical approach to formal writing, finding a way to connect creative expression with professional intentions. Aside from doing schoolwork, I am an active member of the Alfred University Track and Field team, having formed a passion for triple jumping. (Krissy is on co-op for the spring 2019 semester. She will be back in fall 2019.)

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Vicky Westacott

I am the director of the Writing Center. I love to work with all writers on all kinds of projects. I always enjoy the great conversations about writing that happen here. I have degrees in Modern Greek and applied linguistics and I have taught technical writing, writing for artists, writing I, English as a second language, linguistics, and grammar.

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Riley Strayer

I am a Business Administration student in my second year. I enjoy helping other students understand core concepts in all kinds of classes, but I believe it is most rewarding to help people relay their ideas in a clear and effective form of written communication. The ability to express ideas in such a way is a skill important to any field.

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Sandra Takyiwaa

I am a biology major and a political science minor. I love reading and dancing in my spare time. My love for books and storytelling developed at the age of six when my grandmother used to tell me different Anansi stories. She was such a great storyteller that I always imagined what it would be like to write some of those stories but with my own twist. Outside of school, I engage in book club with a group of friends. I also spend most of my free time using the different writing skills I've learned in class and through other pieces of writing to further enhance my own writing ability. I strongly believe the power of words can induce a positive change globally.

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Angela VanBuskirk

I'm a senior majoring in English with a minor in Cultural Anthropology. Both areas of my study have instilled an understanding of how language is used to articulate ideas, influence perspectives, and express deeper meanings. Analyzing and interpreting literature is my forte. When I'm not writing or reading, I enjoy spending time with my dog.

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Dale Mott Slater

I am a sophomore art major with a love for entrepreneurship. When I'm not planning future business endeavors, I'm often out camping or snuggling up to binge Friends (again). In writing, I find the whole process very exciting, and love the unique style I hear from each person that I work with.

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Payton Peter

I am a sophomore Art and Design student and look to minor in Communications. I have a work study position at Herrick Library. Some of my interests include drawing, soccer, reading, and fitness/nutrition. In the future I hope to find a job that allows me to integrate my creativity and art skills into my practice.

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Jordan Manley

I majored in Philosophy and Psychology as a undergraduate student at Alfred University. As a graduate student at Alfred University, I am in my second year of the mental health counseling program. My passions include: reading and writing poetry, playing Pokémon Go around campus, and volunteering at RescuePups in Friendship, New York. I'd love to facilitate your writing process, so please feel free to stop by or make an appointment.