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).

Ella Becher

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I am a sophomore majoring in Art and Design with a double minor in Art Education and Art Education and Art History.  If you can't tell already, I have a passion for art, not only creating it, but also studying it.  In my down time, I love to go on hikes and pretty much do anything else that will get me outside.  I also love to read and write, and the inspiration I get from these hobbies often leaks into my artwork.  If I'm not pursuing one of these interests, you can almost always find me with one earbud in, listening to whatever song has currently captured my attention.

Cameron Etayo

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I'm a sophomore majoring in English.  I've been an avid reader since elementary school and started writing poetry in middle school.  My favorite poet is Emily Dickinson.  In my free time, you can find me listening to music or watching Marvel movies.  I'm always down for a walk through the woods, especially if I can bring my camera!

Ashton Julian

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Hello!  My name is Ashton Julian and my pronouns are they/them.  I am majoring in English and child psychology.  Horror is my favorite genre of writing because I read every single Goosebumps book at my local library by the age of nine.  I also enjoy working with horses, playing video games, designing costumes, and watching movies.

Monica Nowik

Image of Monica NowikAs a junior 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. 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 senior 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 third-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! 

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.