Loyola University Chicago

Writing Center

Undergraduate Tutor Bios

Abdullah Ansari

 Year: Senior

Major: Biology

Minor: Finance

Specialties:Brainstorming, idea development, organization, and claim structure.

Personal Interests: Quranic memorization, study of classical Arabic, community organizing and volunteering, motorcycling, and traveling.

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

 Taylor Bradshaw

Year: Senior

Major: Economics

Minor: Spanish & International Business

Specialties: Brainstorming, making outlines, thesis development, and concise wording

Personal Interests: Reading, anything about the state of Michigan, breakfast foods, and Christmas

Maggie Brennan

Year: Junior

Major: Psychology & Advertising and Public Relations

Specialties: Reflection papers, thesis statements, and concise wording

Languages: Basic French

Personal Interests: Choir, Campus Ministry, and Greek Life

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. 

Allison Farley

Year: Sophomore

Major: International Business 

Specialties: Thesis development, sentence structure, organization

Personal Interests: Reading, hanging out with friends, traveling

Laura Gillespie

Year: Senior

Major: Biology

Specialties:Brainstorming, thesis development, organization, and UCWR essays

Personal Interests: Running, reading just about anything, baking (and eating) cookies, hiking, watching The Office, and spending time with my two adorable nephews

Faith Hong

Year: Senior

Major: Biology

Specialties: Introduction and conclusion development, thesis/topic development, revising and editing process, organization process

Personal Interests: Taking long naps and long walks by the lake, photography, eating new cuisines and food, working with high schoolers

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!


Jayson Karuna

Year: Senior

Major: Biology

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

Personal Interests: Reading your papers, revising your papers, changing your life for the better, dogs are awesome too

Eyad Kholoki

Year: Senior

Major: Biology and Economics

Specialties: Grammar, brainstorming, and thesis development

Languages: English, French, and Arabic

Personal Interests: Reading, traveling, and anything sports-related

Sarah Kincius

Year: Sophomore

Major: Undecided (most likely English...or Environmental Science...or Philosophy...)

Minor: Spanish

Languages: English & Spanish

Specialties: I enjoy all aspects of writing!

Personal Interests: Cows, being a goof, black coffee, shower singing, naturopathy, saving the world, shiny objects, gypsy jazz, and trying to sound cooler than I actually am.

Availability: Mondays & Wednesdays @ 7-9 PM, LSC


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

Ahmed Mian

Year: Senior 

Major: Sociology

Minor: Islamic World Studies

Languages: English and Urdu

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

Personal Interests: Spending time with family and friends, playing the casual game of table tennis, traveling, reading, and writing

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

Olivia Oeff

Year: Sophomore

Major: English

Specialties: Brainstorming, thesis development, grammar 

Languages: English & Spanish

Personal Interests: Reading, yoga, Alpha Delta Pi, painting, dogs (!!!!!) 

Tyler Pacis

Year: Senior

Major: Biology

Specialties: Brainstorming, grammar, thesis, body development, organization

Languages: A little Spanish

Personal Interests: Martial arts, Chicago sports, travel, volunteering, Star Wars

Asma Patel

Year: Senior

Major: Biochemistry

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

Languages: English and Gujarati

Personal Interests: Exploring the city and discovering new places, reading as many books as possible



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

Andrew Romualdo

Year: Senior

Major: Psychology

Minor: Leadership Studies

SpecialtiesThesis/topic development, clarity, flow, brainstorming, cover letters, personal statements, resumes, and research papers.

Languages: English and basic Spanish

Personal Interests: Writing, weightlifting, pets, food, Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity, music

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.  


Christy Vargas

Year: Senior

Major: Psychology & Spanish

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

Languages: English, Thai, and Spanish

Personal Interests: Zumba, mental health awareness, domestic violence awareness, Alpha Chi Omega, Active Minds, Her Campus, and CORGIS!

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)


Renee Zagozdon

Year: Senior

Major: English & Communication Studies

Specialties: Introductions, conclusions, structure organization and flow, thesis/topic development, grammar usage, active/passive voice development, revising and editing process

Personal Interests: Reading (especially romance novels), writing poetry and short fiction, listening to music, dancing, badminton, volunteering with my local church parish, shopping, crafting, working out/fitness