Graduate Tutor Biographies
Vicki Bolf is the Assistant Director of the Writing Center for the 2013-14 academic year and a Ph.D. candidate in the English department at Loyola. She studies Latina/o literature, 20th century transnational literature, and feminism and gender studies. She is also a manager at the Loyola Community Literacy Center (luc.edu/literacy). In her free time she likes to swim, bike, run, cook, and read celebrity gossip blogs (sometimes)
Hours: Fridays 11-2 at the Lake Shore Campus; Mondays 3-5, Tuesdays 4-6, and Wednesdays 2-4 at the Water Tower Campus
Alex Christie is a PhD candidate in Loyola's English department. He is primarily focused on critical theory, the state of the contemporary novel, and digital humanities, taking specific interest in the architecture of the contemporary novel. He has also been mounting a steady battle against Ezra Koenig's stance on the Oxford Comma. His non-academic interests include playing guitar, going to concerts, cooking, and drinking coffee.
Hours: Tuesday 10-1:30 at the Lake Shore Campus
Carly Francis is a first-year graduate student in the Master’s/Dietetic Internship Program. As an aspiring Registered Dietitian, her main goal is to teach hands-on nutrition education programs to help establish healthy lifestyles, with a focus on children and their families. In her spare time, Carly enjoys baking and experimenting with healthy alternatives, any outdoor activities, watching or playing sports, and spending time with family and friends.
Hours: Wednesday 11-2 Water Tower Campus
Kelsey Henke is a first year student in the Sociology department, focusing on social and economic inequality in localism movements. Her non-academic interests include rock climbing, avocados, lava lamps, and Parks and Recreation.
Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 1-2, LSC
Casey Jergenson is a first year student in the English Ph.D. program. He plans to study modern and contemporary literature, focusing specifically on Cormac McCarthy’s novels, aesthetics, and the ways in which contemporary writers treat issues of social and environmental justice. His non-academic interests include running, watching movies, and eating.
Hours: Tuesday 10-12 and Thursday 10-11:30 LSC
Stephanie Kucsera is a doctoral student in the Department of English where she focuses in Renaissance literatures. She is interested in the intersection of theatre and theology during the Reformation period--primary research topics include religious aesthetic theory, the interpretation of sacred ritual onstage, and the transmission of religious heritages through drama. Personal interests include sewing, theatrical design, and marathon viewings of Masterpiece Classic on the BBC.
Hours: Thursday 11:30-3:00, LSC
Brandiann Molby is a first-year Ph.D. student in English, specializing in 19th c. literature, Pre-Raphaelitism, and the Arts and Crafts movement. She is an avid runner and enjoys cooking and home improvement projects of all kinds.
Hours: Thursday, 1-4:30, WTC
Emily Schmidt is a first-year in the English MA program. She rethinks her literary focus daily and is happy to take suggestions and/or bribes to push her in any specific direction. In her spare time, Emily enjoys cooking, seeing plays, and visiting her favorite dog, Roo.
Hours: Monday, 12-2, LSC