Michelle is from Tinley Park, Ill., about an hour south of Chicago. She is a marketing major with public relations and communications minors. She has been a fellow at the writing center since spring 2012 and worked predominantly with athletes. She participated in the Carthage in Chicago (CiC) program for Fall 2014, while working as an intern for the Pritzker Military Museum & Library. She is involved in The Current and is the ambassador for the CiC program. She loves to read, write, and travel with her family, but also enjoys spending time with friends.
Flynn is the tall guy with curly hair and the longboard. He is also a history and psychology double major with no idea how those two could go together into a legitimate career, but will find out when he gets there. He actually enjoys Western Heritage texts (except Plato, he’s just ridiculous) and would love to help you on those frustrating thesis papers. His favorite things to read are “The Hobbit,” “Lord of the Rings,” and “Game of Thrones” (notice the trend?). He is also a member of Carthage’s Fencing Club, Court of Nobility, Running Club, and Pagan Forum (Praise Odin!). If he is not in the Writing Center he is probably arguing with Luke about philosophy or watching House of Cards on Netflix.
Anesce is a Chinese and English double-major with a creative writing concentration and theatre minor. When she’s not working at her other jobs, Anesce can be found reading, writing, listening to metal, studying, daydreaming, or being active in Chinese Club, Poetry Underground, Centrique, and tea club. As Chinese department fellow, Anesce aspires to cross cultural connections in order to promote understandings of other cultures. After college, Anesce plans to continue publishing her writing whilst traveling the world. Anesce is a determined individual who believes that anything is possible so long as you commit yourself to dedication. Anesce will be studying abroad in China for the entire 2015-2016 academic year.
Ryeshia is a sophmore double-majoring in Great Ideas and English with a creative writing concentration and minoring political science. Ryeshia loves community service, social service, and volunteerism, and having intellectual discussions around social justice events and issues. She exhibits her passions for these things as vice president of Black Student Union, a member of the United Women of Color organization, and a proud sister of the Kappa Phi Eta Social Service Sorority, all of which she balances with her RA position and hobbies if writing spoken word poetry and R&B music.
Brett is a mathematics major. He enjoys long walks on the beach followed by romantic moonlit dinners in 19th century style gazebos. His perfect writing client would be enthusiastic, adventurous, and willing to improve his or her writing skills. If he is not interacting with his brothers of Delta Upsilon, you would likely find Brett napping, reading a CS Lewis books, drinking coffee, or singing songs from Les Misérables.
Shay is an English major with a creative writing emphasis and minors in Japanese and Women’s and Gender Studies. In addition to being a Writing Center tutor, Shay is also the secretary of Carthage’s Writers’ Guild, the Japanese department’s service fellow, an orientation leader, and a peer success coach. When not tutoring in the Writing Center or working numerous part-time jobs, you might find Shay studying or thinking about books, the LGBTQ+ community, feminism, and dragons.
Alex is a Spanish and English major with a creative writing emphasis, so you can bet she loves writing. Her other hobbies include reading, eating, sleeping, and watching way too much television. She also has a dog named Toffee and will gladly show you pictures of him if you visit her in the center!
Studying abroad fall 2016
Andrea is a sophomore majoring in psychology and Spanish. Her favorite season is fall and her favorite smell is cinnamon. She loves watching silly movies, traveling to awesome countries, and learning new words, especially when those things are done in the company of friends and family. On campus she is a viola player the Carthage Chamber Orchestra and a member of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. Hard work, optimism, and perseverance are some of her core values, which she hopes to develop this year in the Writing Center.
Lindsay is a theatre performance major with an English minor. On campus, she is involved with the Merely Players, Carthage’s improv troupe; and Alpha Psi Omega, the honorary theatre fraternity. Lindsay loves reading and her absolute favorite book is J.D. Salinger’s “Catcher in the Rye.” She is looking forward to a great year in the Writing Center.
Katelyn is an English major with an emphasis in creative writing, and she is a double-minor in psychology and history. In addition to working in the Writing Center, she also is a section editor for The Current. Her hobbies include spending time with friends and family, working on her creative writing portfolio, and listening to music (including, but not limited to, Broadway musical soundtracks).
Tim is a political science major and history minor with a strong passion for writing. He is a junior from Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin and spends most of his time on campus in the library. He is also a member of the Pi Sigma Alpha, Carthage’s political science honors society. As a commuter, he enjoys his daily mile-long walks from the parking lot to class. Tim is always excited to help people navigate the writing process and produce excellent papers.
Studying abroad fall 2016 and spring 2017
Ben is a sophomore physics and German double major who uses the Writing Center to stay connected to his love of the English language. Along with being involved in the clubs for his respective majors, Ben is a member of Carthage Allies, Students Against Sexism in Society, and is vice president of Carthage’s chapter of Amnesty International. As an RA, Ben loves meeting new people and helping them in any way he can. Under his lists of accomplishments, Ben has ran a 25k and has floated in simulated zero-gravity. Ben loves storytelling in any form including books, TV, movies, you name it.
Ethan is a biology and Spanish major and a sophomore here at Carthage. Being a commuter, he tries to stay involved on campus through participation in Running Club, Pre-Health Club, The Current, and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. Although he hopes to work in the medical field one day, he will never abandon his love for writing, both academic and creative.
Leave of absence fall 2016
Luke is a sophomore accounting student who dabbles in philosophy and creative writing. He can usually be found buried in a stack of comic books, or nose-deep in critiquing his own work. Outside of reading and writing, Luke enjoys playing tennis, listening to music, and watching superhero and sci-fi movies. Even though he is a commuter, he is involved in on-campus organizations such as Running Club and the Carthage Accounting Association. He thoroughly enjoys working at the Writing Center and helping to make people better writers.