Loyola University Chicago

Writing Center

Undergraduate Tutor Bios

Jizelle Chloe Bacani

Year: Junior

Major: Exercise Science:

Specialties:Brainstorming, thesis/topic development, structural organization, grammar

Languages: Filipino & English

Personal Interests: Working out, going shopping, volunteering at Rober Lurie Children's Hospital

Ross Carpino

Year: Junior

Major: Biology

Specialties: Diction, thesis development, brainstorming, rhetoric

Languages: Spanish

Personal Interests: Ceramic wheelthrowing, spending quality time with friends, and biochemistry research

Jessica Dailey

Year: Sophomore

Major: Psychology

Minor: Spanish

Specialties: Sentence structure, thesis/topic development, grammar, punctuation, topic sentences, MLA format

Personal Interests: Exploring, spending time with friends, binge watching just about anything on Netflix, eating, and looking at the lake

Donna Elias

Year: Junior

Major: English 

Minor: Biology

Specialties: Thesis development, organization, grammar and mechanics, analysis

Personal Interests: Spending time with my family and friends, transporting myself back to the 80s with the help of John Hughes' productions, reading books not assigned for my classes, and iced coffees from DD. 

Ana Hubaika

Year: Sophomore

Major: English and Communication

Specialties: Thesis/topic development, clarity, connection and flow, brainstorming

Languages: Portuguese & English

Personal Interests: Books, family and friends, travelling and dance

Afreen Hussaini

 Year: Senior

Major: Biology

Minor: Psychology

Languages: English and Urdu

Specialties:Brainstorming, thesis development, grammar/mechanics, and organization 

Personal Interests: Reading, scrapbooking, and watching Friends reruns

Aisha Jarad

Year: Junior

Major: Biology

Specialties: Thesis development, organization, transitions, citations, and grammar

Languages: English and Arabic

Personal Interests: Running, hiking, reading, volunteering at Lurie Children's Hospital, and FOOD!


Abrar Mian

Year: Sophomore

Major: Biology

Minor: Arabic & Islamic World Studies

Specialties: Thesis development, brainstorming ideas, organization, and smooth transitions

Personal Interests: Tennis and anything that involves competition

Emily Miller

Year: Sophomore

Major: Psychology and Criminal Justice & Criminology

Minor: Computer Crime Forensics

Specialties: Thesis development, brainstorming, and organization

Personal Interests: Traveling, crime shows, The Office, choir, and food


Alexandra Porcaro

Year: Junior

Major: English and Psychology

Specialties: Brainstorming, thesis/topic development, and content organization and structure

Personal Interests: Creative writing, watching Game of Thrones, drawing and sketching, family and friends

Jenna Severson

Year: Senior

Majors: Women’s Studies Gender Studies, English

Minor: Peace and Conflict Studies

Specialties: Brainstorming, thesis development, creative organization, citations, and errors in grammar/usage.

Personal Interests: Intersectional feminism, brunch, water sports, and, South Africa.  


Tiffany Vuong

Year: Senior

Major: Nursing

Specialties: Brainstorming/outline generation, thesis development, APA/MLA format, research assignments

Languages: English & Vietnamese

Personal Interests: Yoga/meditation, writing/blogging, global health, community service, traveling, and exploring different grocery stores (lol)