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Meet Our Staff

About the Director

Photo of Dr. Rachel RodriguezDr. Rachel Rodriguez earned her PhD in Rhetoric and Composition from the University of Louisville in 2021, her MA in English from the University of Maine, and her BA in English and Spanish from McDaniel College. She comes to Washington College with experience administering the writing centers at the University of Louisville and Chesapeake College. Her research interests include writing centers, composition pedagogy, translingualism, language difference, and basic writing. She has taught composition, basic writing, rhetoric, literature, business writing, and SAT test prep.

 

About the Peer Writing Consultants

Julia Clifton

Julia is an senior English major and creative writing and journalism, editing, and publishing minor. After college, she hopes to secure a career at a publishing company and become an author. Though she is most familiar with writing in the humanities, she is more than happy to help students work on assignments from any discipline! Her specialties include creative writing and research papers for English and history.  

 

Faithlin Hunter

Faithlin Hunter is a junior at WAC studying Math, Music, and Dance. As a tutor for the Writing Center, she hopes to create a supportive and collaborative environment where students can grow as writers. She has been both dancing and playing violin for thirteen years and is excited to bring that passionate drive into the Writing Center! 

Megan Loock

Megan is senior majoring in English with a Minor in Journalism, Editing, and Publishing but don’t be fooled; She loves to read fast and is super passionate to assist anyone who will deal with her rambling ideas—you will not leave the Writing Center without a yellow page full of notes! In her free time, you can find Megan visiting Evergrain, rewatching New Girl, or in the JFC practicing her leaps. 

Lauren Maynor

Lauren is a junior at Washington College.  She is majoring in Biology with a concentration in molecular biology and infectious disease.  Also, she is minoring in both Chemistry and Public Health.  Outside of the classroom Lauren is a member of the Women's soccer team and vice president of the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) club.  After college, she plans to attend dental school.  In her free time, she loves to watch Netflix, hand out with friends, and read. 

Lauren Moynihan

Lauren is an English major with a minor in Creative Writing. She hopes to pursue a career in (or adjacent to) writing. While she is most familiar with the humanities, she is more than willing to help with writing assignments in other disciplines.

 

Alaina Perdon

Alaina is an environmental studies major with minors in anthropology and Chesapeake Regional Studies, in pursuit of a career in which she can help others find their role in the environment and society. In her free time, she can be found outside getting her feet muddy, or writing, painting, or reading a good Swedish fiction novel. Experienced in a wide range of writing styles, she is happy to help with anything from a biology lab report to a creative writing piece! 

Erica Quinones

Erica is a senior English and German double major with a double minor in Political Science and European Studies. Her current research focuses on queer theory, pronouns, gendered language, and the power of naming within literature. She enjoys working with all genres of academic writing and loves when students teach her new ideas through their work. In addition to traditional academic writing, she has special genre knowledge in journalism, having written forThe Elmsince freshman year. When she’s not writing, tutoring, or studying, she enjoys diving into all things sci-fi and tabletop gaming. 

Samantha Segeda

Sammy (she/her/hers) is a junior at Washington College, majoring in International Studies and minoring in Journalism, Editing, and Publishing. After graduation she plans to travel as much as she can and then go to graduate school. Fun fact about her: she has four pet chickens! 

Amara Sorosiak

Amara Sorosiak is a junior from Middlebury, CT, studying English and Creative Writing, with plans to author fiction novels in the future. She is happy to help with any writing concerns, whether they be on an analytical paper, research paper, etc., and looks forward to being a part of a student's writing journey—sheʼs always looking for an excuse to talk about writing. Aside from writing, her interests include illustration and comic creation, music and vinyl collecting, and animals. She currently writes for Punkaganda Press, a small music magazine, and is developing a webcomic in her free time. 

Holly Williams

Holly Williams is an Anthropology & American Studies double major with minors in Philosophy & English. Holly is a pre-law student who has interned with environmental policy and chemical regulation, so she is happy to meet with any STEM students. An avid public speaker, Holly has trained as an oral presentation tutor and would love to make your projects a success. When she's not working, Holly enjoys walking her dog Adele around campus.