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Noor Abdelfattah

Noor Abdelfattah

Year: Junior

Major: Psychology and Political Science

Minor: Spanish

Specialties: Brainstorming, grammar, organization, sentence structure

Languages: Arabic and Spanish

Personal Interests: Reading, writing, traveling, and talking

Sajid Ahmed

Sajid Ahmed

Year: Sophomore

Major: Communication Studies

Specialties: Brainstorming, thesis development, organization, sentence structure, grammar

Personal Interests: Reading most types of fiction, drumming with my fingers, making to-do lists, humming, and seemingly pointless debates

Jizelle Chloe Bacani

Jizelle Chloe Bacani

Year: Senior

Major: Exercise Science

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

Languages: Filipino & English

Personal Interests: Ice coffees from Starbucks, spending time with family and friends, traveling, and eating!

Janan Badier

Janan Badier

Year: Senior

Major: History

Language: English and Arabic

Specialties: Brainstorming, thesis development, organization

Personal Interests: Creative writing, reading, taking long walks, and exploring coffee shops

David Birmingham

David Birmingham

Year: Senior

Major: Philosophy

Minor: Anthropology and Political Science

Specialties: Grammar, punctuation, thesis development, organization, brainstorming, creative writing, and sentence structure

Personal Interests: Wrigleyville after a Cubby win and Duffys

Maggie Brennan

Maggie Brennan

Year: Senior

Major: Psychology and Ad/PR

Minor: Management

Specialties: Brainstorming, thesis development, conclusions

Personal Interests: running, Netflix marathons, trying new restaurants

Ross Carpino

Ross Carpino

Year: Senior

Major: Biology

Minor: Spanish Language

Specialties: Brainstorming, organization, thesis development, transition sentences

Languages: Spanish

Personal Interests: I enjoy relaxing, spending time with my friends, making memories that will last me a lifetime, and being spontaneous.

Aidan Crehan

Aidan Crehan

Year: Sophomore

Major: Accounting

Specialties: Brainstorming, thesis development, organization, research

Personal Interests: Baseball, golf, fishing, going to the beach

Jessica Dailey

Jessica Dailey

Year: Junior

Major: English

Minor: Psychology and 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

Ariel Dougherty

Ariel Dougherty

Year: Sophomore

Major: Special Education

Specialties: Brainstorming, thesis/topic development, organization, punctuation

Personal Interests: Spending time with family & friends, sports, tutoring children at Chicago Youth Program, Alpha Delta Pi

Sarah Eden

Sarah Eden

Year: Sophomore

Major: History

Minor: Theology

Specialties: Brainstorming, sentence structure, essay/paragraph organization

Personal Interests: Reading biographies about US presidents, playing video games, sneaker and streetwear collecting, and taking long walks

Donna Elias

Donna Elias

Year: Senior

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's productions, reading books not assigned for my classes, and iced coffees from DD

Allison Farley

Allison Farley

Year: Junior

Major: Marketing & International Business

Specialties:  Thesis development, organization, sentence structure, grammar 

Personal Interests: Traveling, reading, shopping

Alex Figueroa

Alex Figueroa

Year: Sophomore

Major: Psychology 

Specialties: Thesis development, sentence structure, organization

Personal Interests: Obsessing over my pug, eating donuts, running (in attempt to burn off the donuts), and reading conspiracy theories

Kaitlyn Foust

Kaitlyn Foust

Year: Sophomore

Major: Psychology

Specialties:  Brainstorming, organization, fluidity, thesis development/improvement 

Language: Italian

Personal Interests: Talking, Netflix-ing, podcast-listening, Kappa Kappa Gamma-ing, sleeping 

Cailey Howard

Cailey Howard

Year: Junior

Major: Nursing

Specialties: I enjoy helping clients at the start of the writing process with brainstorming and thesis development and throughout the paper with organization by creating outlines and focusing on topic sentences.

Personal Interests: I love traveling, biking, kayaking, shopping at thrift stores, watching documentaries, and eating cinnamon rolls.


Ana Hubaika

Ana Hubaika

Year: Junior

Major: English and Communication

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

Languages: Portuguese and English

Personal Interests: Books, books, and more books! Spending time with friends and family, eating good food, and exploring new places

Afreen Hussaini

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

Sumerah Khatoon

Sumerah Khatoon

Year: Sophomore

Major: Biology

Specialties: Organization, structure, grammar, thesis development, brainstorming, and formatting

Languages: Urdu and Spanish

Personal Interests: Spending time with friends and family, tutoring elementary and middle school students, binge-watching Netflix, and going on food adventures aroudn the city 

Sarah Kincius

Sarah Kincius

Year: Junior

Major: English

Minor: Spanish Language & Literature and Psychology

Specialties: I enjoy all aspects of writing!

Personal Interests: Cows, black coffee, shiny objects, woodworking, running, the Gap, acupuncture, boujee moisturizers, pho, and faking a hipster aesthetic

Petrit Kola

Petrit Kola

Year: Junior

Major: Political Science

Minor: Theology

Specialties: Organization, brainstorming, body paragraph development, sentence structure 

Personal Interests: Reviewing and analyzing films, watching political debates, engaging in pointless debates, and thinking of movie/book ideas

Parker Light

Parker Light
Year: Sophomore
 
Major: Psychology
 
Specialties: Brainstorming, Thesis Development, Structure and Organization, and Grammar
 
Personal Interests: Abnormal Psychology, Playing Music and Singing, STL Cardinals, and The Office

Rachel Martin

Rachel Martin

Year: Sophomore

Major: Global & International Studies and Spanish

Minor: Criminal Justice & Criminology

Specialties: Organization, thesis/topic development, transitions, brainstorming, and outlining

Personal Interests: Photography, boxing, writing, learning about other cultures, making to-do lists, playing solitaire until 3am, and Bruce Springsteen

Shannon McWeeny

Shannon McWeeny

Year: Sophomore

Major: Management and Environmental Studies

Specialties: Brainstorming, organizing, sentence structure

Personal Interests: Caffeinating, watching Netflix, and spending time with my friends and family 

Abrar Mian

Abrar Mian

Year: Junior

Major: Biology

Minor: Arabic & Islamic World Studies

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

Personal Interests: Tennis, Basketball, and trying out new things 


Molly Mrzlak

Molly Mrzlak

Year: Junior

Major: Global & International Studies and French

Specialties: Brainstorming, thesis development, clarity, sentence structure, and ESl students

Personal Interests: Traveling, reading, cooking, playing sports, and eating French food

Waleed Omar

Waleed Omar

Year: Junior

Major: Biology

Minor: Chemistry

Specialties: Thesis development, creative writing, organization of body paragraphs 

Personal Interests: Basketball, soccer, Netflix, and Rap music 

Sydney Owens

Sydney Owens

Year: Sophomore

Major: Journalism

Minor: English

Specialties: Content organization and structure, grammar, clarity, and diction

Personal Interests: Cats, reading and writing, playing guitar, and painting

Monika Palle

Monika Palle

Year: Senior

Major: Biology

Minor: Bioethics

Specialties: Clarity, cohesiveness, connection, flow, thesis/topic development, organization, outlines, topic sentences 

 

Hannah Poly

Hannah Poly

Year: Sophomore

Major: Neuroscience

Specialties: Thesis development, MLA format, organization, research, and analysis

Personal Interests: Running, yoga, traveling, and I'm also a preschool teacher! 

Alexandra Porcaro

Alexandra Porcaro

Year: Senior

Major: English and Psychology

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

Personal Interests: Spending time with friends and family, binge watching anime, philosophical debates, drawing, and psychology research

Megan Prosser

Megan Prosser

Year: Sophomore

Major: Environmental Policy

Specialties: Organization, grammar, formatting, argumentative writing

Languages: Japanese

Personal Interests: Petting puppies that I find in the street

Emily Robertson

Emily Robertson

Year: Sophomore

Major: Creative Advertising

Minor: Marketing

Specialties: Thesis/topic development, transitions, sentence structure, grammar, and MLA format

Personal Interests: Sailing, snowboarding, eating tacos and ice cream, adventuring, traveling, spending time with friends, sleeping in my hammock, and binge watching The Office

Raphael Roxas

Raphael Roxas

Year: Sophomore

Major: Philosophy

Minor: History and Catholic Studies 

Specialties: Organization and structure, grammar, final polishing 

Personal Interests: Farming, reading (Lord of the Rings), running 

Zahra S. Sajwani

Zahra S. Sajwani

Year: Senior

MajorPsychology

Minor: Spanish Literature and Language

Specialties:  Brainstorming, grammar, citations, transitions, sentence structure, resume and cover letter, thesis/topic development

Languages: English, Urdu and Spanish

Personal Interests: Yoga by the lake, shopping with friends, cooking and baking, volunteering at the Ismali Center, traveling, and exploring around Chicago