Writing Center Staff

Looking for a tutor with a similar major? Just trying to remember the name of the person who helped you in your last session? Check the list below!


Alpha Bah

Image of Alpha BahI am a History major.  I have been an avid reader all of my life and that translated into wanting to write my own stories. When I'm not reading or writing, I like to watch Basketball (my favorite team is the OKC Thunder), hang out with my friends, and binge shows that are always good (current recommend: Netflix's Dark.)

Emma Johnson

Image of Emma JohnsonI am a senior in Business Administration, with minors in Equestrian Studies and Equine Business Management. I’m very involved in Alfred’s equestrian center and riding teams. Outside of school, I enjoy caring for my horse, going on walks with my dogs and working on my photography business. I look forward to helping students through the writing process to help them become more confident in their writing skills.


Dale Mott Slater

Image of Dale Mott SlaterI'm a senior with an individually structured major in Sustainability and Food Systems Journalism- I know, it's a mouthful. My studies focus around environmental issues and how to communicate on those topics seriously and creatively. I have a background in art, which I still tap into as a hobby, and I'm a seasoned sitcom binge-watcher. This is my third year tutoring. Since I started I've worked on business plans, art theses, and most papers in between.

Monica Nowik

Image of Monica NowikAs a sophomore at Alfred, I am pursuing an English major with a minor in Film Studies. I love analyzing films and books as well as writing my own stories. It's fascinating to me how words have changed the world throughout history and continue to do so today. My favorite movie is Jurassic Park, and when I'm not writing papers or reading hundred-year-old books, I work on my art, play or listen to music, and go on long walks." 

Karisma Patrick

Image of Karisma PatrickI am a junior majoring in Political Science and Communication Studies. I have always loved reading and my favorite genres are romance and fantasy. Some of my other hobbies include writing, crocheting, and binge-watching Netflix shows and Kdramas. I am looking forward to helping students with their writing assignments!

Natalie Reynolds

Image of Natalie ReynoldsI'm a second-year Art and Design major with an English minor. I love to explore new mediums and create whatever comes to mind, especially while binge-watching whatever my latest find is! I have an Etsy shop and enjoy selling fun crafty things that I have made (especially things I have sewn)! I'm really involved with InterVarsity and love hanging out with my friends and going on late-night trips to Taco Bell! 

Sandra Takyiwaa

Image of Sandra Takyiwaa I am a senior majoring in Biology. 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.

Vicky Westacott

Image of Vicky Westacott director of the Writing CenterI 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.