RWIT Student Staff

RWIT tutors are skilled writers hailing from all academic disciplines. Tutors prepare for tutoring by attending a rigorous training program and pursue ongoing training throughout their RWIT careers. Tutors take pride in their professionalism, approachability, and knowledge.

Will Callan

Year: 2015

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Will was born in San Francisco and plans to return there at some point down the line. He went to boarding school in southern California, and though it was great, he prefers the top half. He enjoys running, reading, sports, and lots of other things. He's a huge fan of Cormac McCarthy and hopes to travel in Mexico someday.

Anne Campbell

Year: 2014

Hometown: Portland, OR

Annie was born in Portland, Oregon, and has lived there for her entire life.  She is a Pacific Northwest enthusiast and enjoys hiking, biking, playing tennis, and finding new music.  In her spare time, she likes writing music-related articles for Squeezebox music magazine and hanging out with her cat/namesake, "AnnieCat."  Annie can play the piano with her toes and hopes to sign a record deal after graduation.

Lulu Chang

Year: 2015

Hometown: THE College Station, TX

A native Texan, Lulu has spent a lifetime attempting to determine whether or not she is proud of her southern roots. She pours much of this inner turmoil into her piano, and as such, one might often find Lulu in the practice rooms of the Hop. This conflict has also driven her to a passionate interest in the cuisines of the world, and her most frequented website is, doubtless, foodgawker.com. Her greatest aspiration in life thus far is to be a princess, though of what, she remains unsure. Lulu also thoroughly enjoys football (though not playing it), books, ab-ripper x, fashion, and fat cats.

Nicole Collins

Year: 2016

Hometown: Boxford, MA

Nicole was born in Boston, Massachusetts and has remained a wicked loyal Bostonian ever since. She is an avid English Premier League Soccer fan, which means that she doesn’t know or understand any other sport. She also enjoys participating in mock trial, teaching, spending time with family/friends, and cooking. If you are not careful, she will sneak up on you and bring you cookies when you’re not looking. Nicole is a government major who enjoys The Colbert Report, The Daily Show, and other world renowned, accredited news programs. Someday she hopes to study human rights law and women’s rights in the Middle East.

 

Aaron Colston

Year: 2014

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Aaron Colston was born and raised across the ever-wide, county of Los Angeles, CA, hailing from the city proper as well as Gardena, Inglewood, and Culver City. He likes to think of himself as an introvert who happily invites friends and strangers inside for coffee, thoughtful conversation, and laughs. He mostly enjoys “inside” activities like reading literature, history, and listening to and practicing various musics, but has been sighted sculling on the Connecticut and swimming in just about any welcoming body of water. He dreams often that he might be a half-decent writer and composer someday; he has better chances of finding gigs as a stand-up comedian.

Piotr Dormus

Year: 2015

Hometown: Krakow, Poland

A native of Poland, Piotr completed the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma at Lester B. Pearson United World College in Victoria, BC, Canada before coming to Dartmouth. Piotr is an avid supporter of Liverpool Football Club and a big fan of David Fincher as well as Quentin Tarantino movies. Otherwise, he enjoys travelling, skiing, watching Mad Men, and listening to downtempo and chillout music.

Anna Driscoll

Year: 2016

Hometown: Syracuse, NY

Anna has lived in Syracuse, a small city in central NY, for her whole life. She is very proud of her hometown despite the fact that it is not quite the "New York" that comes to most people's minds! Anna is two minutes older than her twin brother, which she is also a bit proud of. She loves dancing, baking muffins, listening to slightly unexpected music given her calm demeanor, hanging out at the Organic Farm, and speaking French. Nothing in the world makes her quite as happy as Harry Potter. 

Emily Estelle

Year: 2015

Hometown: Westminster, MA

Emily grew up in central Massachusetts with a very opinionated cat and the cutest dog in the world. On campus, she divides her time between Morton Farm, the fishbowl study rooms on first floor Berry, and Morano Gelato. Emily plans to spend her off terms traveling the world, attempting to write a travel blog, and maybe even becoming a less picky eater.

Caroline Estill

Year: 2016

Hometown: Ithaca, NY

Caroline was born at DHMC, so of course she had to return to return to Hanover for college. She fills her time with rowing, running and other activities that start with the letter r. During her time at Dartmouth, Caroline hopes to conquer her fear of the 1902 room, explore the farmers' markets of the Upper Valley, and figure out what to do with the rest of her life.

Evelyn Fernandez-Lizarraga

Year: 2016

Hometown: San Diego, CA

[Spanish only]  

Evelyn spent twelve years of her life in Mexico perfecting the art of making chilaquiles. She now enjoys spreading her expertise to the rest of the Dartmouth community. On almost any day of the week, Evelyn can be found singing in Spanish, reading an interesting book, or using sarcasm on her beloved friends. She also likes journaling, teaching, deep conversations, sit-coms, and the occasional Bollywood movie. 

Andrea (Sandy) Fox

Year: 2013

Hometown: Washington, D.C.

Soon after being born in D.C. Sandy moved to the countryside in Maryland, but after graduating she would like once again to live in a place where her closest neighbors aren’t cows. When not muttering German vocabulary, she might be found enjoying film music, baking a cake, bothering the cat, doing a crossword puzzle, or eating a breakfast sandwich. Sandy is fond of moderation and so splits her time equally among these hobbies, but if you snarled and told her to pick a favorite, she’d choose going to bed at a reasonable hour.

Chris Given

Year: 2014

Hometown: Ridgewood, NJ

Chris has lived in New Jersey his entire life, but, no, he does not know Snooki (but he is friends with JWoww). After a series of knee surgeries in high school that temporarily derailed his athletic career, Chris has cultivated a passion for fitness and nutrition. When he's not reading philosophy, Chris can be found playing basketball, doing yoga, hiking, and concocting wholesome meals at Collis. He hopes to enter the field of psychology after graduation, but will be frequenting Hanover in the winter to visit his friend Eddie the Yeti in Pine Park.

Harrison Hart

Year: 2014

Hometown: Baltimore, MD

Harrison was born in Baltimore, Maryland. Before coming to Dartmouth, he went to boarding school in Massachusetts and took a gap year to spend time working in Jordan and India. His interests include crossword puzzles, Woody Allen movies, the Baltimore Ravens, and mid-20th century American fiction. He enjoys traveling, running, hiking, and spending time with friends. He drinks more seltzer than you do.

Chris Hauser

Year: 2014

Hometown: Barrington, IL

Chris comes from a family of four brothers and no sisters.  He enjoys reading and writing Tolkien-esque fantasy literature, philosophical and theological works, historical fiction, and children's stories.  He has a particular interest in medieval philosophy and history but also enjoys playing a wide variety of sports, including ultimate, volleyball, basketball, football, and soccer.  After graduation, he hopes to pursue a Ph.d in Philosophy or History and teach as a college professor.

Pedro Hurtado-Ortiz

Year: 2014

Hometown: Managua, Nicaragua

[Spanish only]

Pedro is a '14 from Managua, Nicaragua. He comes to Dartmouth from Hong Kong, where he attended Li Po Chun United World College. He is a Comparative Literature major, focusing on Spanish and French literatures, and a History minor with a concentration in East Asia. On campus, Pedro divides his time between working for the Tucker Foundation as the Student Director and acting as chair of the “Borges Appreciation Club,” which meets every Monday in his off-campus house to discuss the same topic: Reasons Why Borges is The Greatest. A devotee of Borges and Nabokov, his favorite books are Ficciones and Pale Fire.

Felicia Jia

Year: 2016

Hometown: It’s complicated but mostly Hong Kong

Felicia grew up in a variety of places in the United States and China. She enjoys the hustle and bustle of cities, but also the quiet serenity of the outdoors. Having spent this past summer in Israel and Palestine, she constantly finds herself in discussions about Middle Eastern politics or the amazing wonderfulness that is hummus (pronounced hoo-moose). Some of her goals in her next three years at Dartmouth include traveling the world during off-terms, keeping a cleaner dorm room, and mastering how to time her naps to avoid waking up groggy.

Matt Joyce

Year: 2014

Hometown: Houston, TX

Matt was born and raised in Houston, but frequently travels to New Mexico. Aside from working at RWIT, he is an Undergraduate Advisor. He enjoys playing strategy games and ping pong, keeping up with current events, and writing about himself in the 3rd person.

Hannah Seulgee Jung

Year: 2015

Hometown: South Korea / Chicago, IL

Hannah was born in South Korea but lived half her life in the States. Having a cross-cultural background, she loves being a perfect stranger to a new city. She is a morning person and enjoys drinking weakly brewed tea. She also reserves much fondness for art galleries. After college, she would like to be like William Carlos Williams, the poet-doctor.

Jordan Kastrinsky

Year: 2016

Hometown: Boulder, CO

[Spanish only]

When the stars finally aligned, Colorado bore a native son, to help hike its large peaks and ski its long slopes. Unfortunately, that was not Jordan. Just kidding. When not outdoors, enjoying his native state, Jordan is an avid cook, reader, dog lover/petter, frolicker, and enjoyer of all things fun. He enjoys learning new languages and experiences new cultures, which provides him a great deal of linguistic and identity confusion. This allows him to further his like of philosophy, as he is rumored to have once sat under a willow for a whole day in the burning sun to understand the meaning of protection. And, trust me it was hot. He also is an avid fan of the Chicago White Sox and most things baseball, and hates it when people complain about how “slow that sport is”. He’s excited to get to work with RWIT in order to help further his love of language.

Miriam Kilimo

Year: 2014

Hometown: Kenya

Miriam grew up in both semi-rural and urban Kenya, but she prefers living in the Kenyan countryside, where she dreams of settling down one day to raise cows and chickens. Apart from rural life, Miriam enjoys traveling, watching German theater and opera, writing on her blog, reading "deep" literature, and Christmases with her siblings. She adores her former all-girls high school, and returns every year to spend time with the students and one favorite teacher. Miriam hopes to become a well-loved academic and spiritual writer in the future.

Jaki Kimball

Year: 2016

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Jaki was born and raised in San Francisco and it shows. While Hanover may think she's a bit of a hippie with her compost craze, she is actually very much on the low end of the hippie spectrum by her hometown's standards. Cooking, eating, or even just talking about food makes her happy. She likes to run, but hates treadmills. Among other things, she loves to write.

Abbie Kouzmanoff

Year: 2015

Hometown: New York, NY

Abbie was born and raised in Manhattan and is an Upper West Sider through and through. She enjoys spending an unnatural amount of time in Central Park and visiting the Museum of Natural History. Abbie also lives part-time in New Paltz, NY and is related to ten of its twelve founders (which her parents did not know when they moved there). An avid Lord of the Rings fan, she also likes half-marathons, movies, and attempting to speak French. Abbie hopes to someday find the correct exit from the running trail in Pine Park.

Catherine Ledna

Year: 2015

Hometown: San Jose, CA

[Spanish only]

Catherine is a native Californian with a penchant for politics and social commentary.  An Economics major, she hopes to one day achieve her magnificent dreams of solving poverty, saving the environment, and traveling the world, but she has a sneaking suspicion that she may end up as an overworked investment banker instead. In the meantime, she enjoys playing with her dogs, hiking in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains, and listening to quality political satire. At Dartmouth, she can be found staking out a table in Novack with her nose in a book and a latte in her hand.

Myles McMurchy

Year: 2016

Though this Louisiana native will always have a soft spot for Southern charm, Myles savors the seasons of New England. Throughout the fall and winter, you may find him trail running through foliage or snow, frequently stopping to photograph the surrounding landscapes. The health-conscious ex-vegetarian finds stress relief in yoga, meditation, and writing; he also enjoys trying new recipes, often inspired by Food Network personality Ina Garten. After graduation, Myles hopes to move to the West Coast, attend graduate school, and teach—though not necessarily in that order.

Adam Nasser

Year: 2015

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Adam has born in Orlando but has lived in Dallas for most of his life and is now thoroughly Texan-ified. Although his heritage is Palestinian, Adam enjoys misleading unsuspecting inquirers into believing that he hails from a long line of Egyptian rulers (see Gamal Abdel Nasser's wikipedia page to investigate said lineage). Once an avid soccer player, basketball player, and fencer, Adam has since replaced those activities with other "sports" like debate. In his free time, Adam enjoys playing basketball and pretentiously opining on various philosophical and spiritual topics with friends.

Nick Pavlis

Year: 2015

Hometown: Fairfield, CT

Despite growing up in Connecticut all his childhood, Nick has a passion for galavanting the globe. In fact, he backpacked in the Andes, ski-bummed in the Swiss Alps, and worked on a Californian organic olive farm, all on his gap-year. A New Englander by trade, Nick also loves to scour the Upper Valley for fresh, local eateries. When he's not playing pick-up basketball, Nick tends to settle up on the green, probably indulging in a pint of Ben and Jerry's Half Baked.

Benjamin Randolph

Year: 2015

Hometown: Louisville, KY

Ben hails from the bluegrass state, home of, well, bluegrass. If he’s being honest––which is an important thing to be, if European fables have taught him anything––he couldn’t identify bluegrass among a selection of grasses. However, he’d have no problem pointing out bermuda in that self-same grass selection, if that’s any consolation to those expecting better of him. He enjoys reading, writing, thinking about all the things that he should be writing but isn’t, and coffee. Returning to the focal point of this blurb; i.e., grass varieties, he has an immense appreciation for patterned socks, glassware, and mugs. Such small wares bring him disproportionate excitement.

Maura Riley

Year: 2014

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Maura has lived in five states and frequently goes on long drives, looking for new places. Thanks to her Texan background, she's passionate about good Mexican food and winter. Otherwise, she spends her time reading Calvin & Hobbes, traveling, napping with her dog, hiking, running, looking for boats to pirate, and watching too many Coen brothers movies. When she's not in the woods, she's probably reading or in the art studio.  After graduation, she hopes to emulate her ancestors and become a Viking queen.

 

Joseph Singh

Year: 2014

Hometown: Toronto, Canada

Joseph was born and raised in Toronto, Canada and spent the last two years of high school on the coast of Vancouver Island, where he came to understand British Columbia's claim to fame as "the most beautiful place on earth." At Dartmouth he majors in Government, but his real passion is television. He's an avid watcher of Mad Men, Homeland and Breaking Bad and would be more than happy to tube talk if you run into him on campus.
 

Karl Schutz

Year: 2014

Hometown: Durham, NC

Karl was born in North Carolina but from fourth grade on lived in Boise, Idaho. He's a proud Idahoan. Today, while he misses the oh-so-tasty potatoes from back home, Karl has come to love the quaint New England town of Hanover, New Hampshire. If you see him in the RWIT center or around campus, for an unconventional yet fun conversation starter, ask Karl about South Korea or Korean culture.

Iryna Shuvalova

Year: Graduate Student

Hometown: Kyiv, Ukraine

Iryna is the first-ever artistically inclined person is her family, although it is known that her great-grandfather, one of the few literate peasants in his village, was (secretly from his neighbors) an avid reader and, in particular, a great fan of “Robinson Crusoe.” Iryna, meanwhile, started composing poems earlier than she knew how to write them down, eventually, published her first book of poetry in 2011 (now the second one is on the way) and won some poetry and translation prizes. Her academic background is in Philosophy and Translation Studies, which somehow helped her build a successful ongoing career in graduate admissions consulting. At Dartmouth Iryna is working on ruining e.e. cummings’s reputation as a happy-go-lucky poet and on advancing her cooking skills for the sake of survival. Most recently her worst nightmare has been paperwork to submit to the Fulbright program’s office. In her pastime she conducts Skype tutorials for her boyfriend regarding raising a hyperactive underage cat. Iryna is fond of skylarks, sycamore trees and her daughter Maryana, who thinks that her Mom has the best tattoos in the world. Upon graduation she intends to get famous, married, relaxed and to live very happily ever after.

Caroline Sohr

Year: 2016

Hometown: Yonkers, NY

Caroline comes to Hanover from Yonkers, New York, just outside of the City, where she developed a fondness for suburbia and, according to her friends, a heavy accent. In addition to swimming, sleeping in hammocks, and eating authentic Italian food, she loves walnuts, Post-its, autumn, and coffee table books. Caroline’s favorite time of the week is Sunday morning, when she wakes up early to read the New York Times Magazine and wedding announcements in the Styles section while listening to John Denver and Johnny Cash.

Mary (Molly) Turner

Year: 2013

Hometown: Maplewood, NJ

Molly was born and raised in the Garden State. Her latest hobby is cooking, and she's been experimenting with making bread. She loves to run and hike, and is currently teaching herself to swim. She has no clue what she'll be doing after graduation, but hopes it will be something involving writing and traveling.

Mariel Wallace

Year: 2016

Hometown: Wilton, CT

Mariel was born in San Francisco, but moved cross-country to her hometown of Wilton, CT at the tender age of seven weeks. She loves following elite gymnastics, arguing with people, and tweeting the inane things she hears other people say. When Mariel is not examining issues prominent in international relations or analyzing Romance languages and literatures, she enjoys running and spending time with friends, but avoids contact sports and glass tables at all costs.

Katie Williamson

Year: 2015

Hometown: Hanover, NH

Katie was born and raised in Hanover, truly only a mile away from Dartmouth. Her life goal is to "live green" (it's even her favorite color) and identifies with the Lorax. She loves traveling to and learning about new places with friends and family, hoping to explore all seven continents during her life. In her free time, Katie is an avid baker, practices Middle Eastern dance, plots fiction stories in her head, watches Disney movies, and is a compulsive organizer.

Carla Yoon

Year: 2015

Hometown:

Carla was born in South Korea, but spent her childhood in Bahrain and England and traveled around the world with her family.  She loves writing, movies, musical theater (as a passive, talentless member of the audience), reading, and hoarding books, many of which she will not finish in her lifetime but nevertheless serve as good room décor. As original as she strives to be as a writer, she loves to quote other wiser thinkers and dead wits – provided she is clear about her source. She enjoys learning many of the subjects in the humanities. In the future, she is interested in learning more in the fields of International Relations, social psychology, behavioral economics, and philosophy. After graduating from Dartmouth, she hopes to travel and live in all the continents of the world.