Meet our Student Writing Assistants

Each of our SWAs are trained (and willing) to assist student writers like you with any type of writing at any point in your writing process.

Meet the writing assistants

Because Student Writing Assistants are students like you, they are in a perfect position to offer advice on the unique writing of New College! The SWAs are both specialists and generalists. This means that although each SWA has their particular areas of expertise, each is also trained (and willing) to assist student writers like you with any type of writing at any point in your writing process.

Student Writing Assistants are waiting and willing to help you! — Schedule an appointment here.

SWA Bios:

Take a look below to get to know our SWAs a little better:

Alex is a third-year Philosophy and Religious Studies AOC with a focus in Buddhism. He spent the last summer in a Chan Buddhist Monastery in China. His favorite part of the writing process is staring at the wall and wondering if it all matters. If questions are your sort of answers and if you enjoy filing ambiguity down to precise profundity (or precise ambiguity), come see him!

Andrew is a fourth-year Religion/Literature AOC! Their thesis encompasses Christianity, hip-hop and existential thought, so if you need help in one of those three areas, you’re very much in luck. If you’re into psychology, philosophy or dancing, then you are ALSO in luck. If you just need to hang out n’ shoot the shit, then they can also do that.

Andy is a second-year Classical Languages/Computer Science student with a strong interest in the Digital Humanities. She has experience in various humanities and natural science classes and loves seeing how these classes can intersect. Andy is excited work with any subject and especially loves the brainstorming process/planning a paper.

Annie is a third-year psychology student with a special interest in social psychology! She also has a soft-spot for all types of literature. Annie loves pugs, lipstick, Taco Bell, and talking about being a camp counselor. She also has experience working with creative writers, so visit her wth your fiction projects!

Bryce is a person. They are a second-year and have broad interests in: fungus, cognition, language, water, atoms, talking, listening, being, plants, entheogenic medicines, anxiety, space, and religion. Bryce will sincerely do their best to help you with writing of any kind or, really, anything of any kind.

Chelsea is a third-year English AOC with a strong interest in Writing Studies. She’s dabbled in many fields, from Marine Biology to the Political Sciences, but always clings to her love of all things “words.” She would love to help you plan out a paper, and would love you forever and ever if you utilized the description box in the appointment form!

Jace is a third-year Anthropology student. However, Jace also has experience in other topics such as Literature, Sociology, and Religion. He also has a lot of experience helping people utilize the various resources the school has for students to do things like ISPs, and complete their research papers with ease. Outside of academics Jace  enjoys talking about various forms of entertainment media and culture.

James is a thesising English AOC with an interest in pursuing education and/or writing in the professional world. James has taken ample coursework in divisions such as literature, psychology, history, theatre, philosophy and linguistics, but he is happy to meet with students writing for any subject. He loves utilizing creative problem solving to help make the writing process less daunting for students.

Keaton is a third-year year Sociology and Gender Studies student. Due to a bit of academic meandering, Keaton has some experience in Political Science, Economics, and History, in addition to current coursework in Sociology/Gender Studies.  Outside of academia, Keaton enjoys reading sci-fi and watching educational youtube videos about space, words, and why things exist.

Lena is a third-year transfer student. Lena prefers she/her pronouns and is a philosophy AOC! She is originally from Palmerston North, New Zealand, but now lives in Jupiter, Florida, with her mom. Lena has taken a WIDE range of classes in both the humanities and the social sciences, so she can help you at any point in the writing process, with any type of writing (even lab reports!). She loves hearing about what other students are passionate about, inside and outside of academia! In addition to her endless amount of schoolwork, Lena enjoys yoga, meditation, and relaxing in nature!

Mollie is a third-year, political science/French culture AOC. Mollie works too many hours at Sephora, loves all cats, and all memes, especially cat memes. She plays roller derby with the Bradentucky Bombers. She enjoys the planning and organization aspect of the writing process, but hates to write. Mollie is afraid of spiders, failure and tears.

Phoebe is a third-year Psychology/Music AOC, but is more than willing to learn/talk about new things. When she’s not totally immersed in academia, she enjoys telling bad jokes, lifting weights, and listening to informational podcast. She enjoys hearing about things she is unfamiliar with and will often speak in metaphors/clichés. So, come by, sound your ideas off of her, she would love to talk to you about your writing.

Yvenord is a second-year Environmental Studies/Pre-Med student. He has experience working in many different academic disciplines and is interested in reading ALL the things. He is passionate about sustainable food and human nutrition. Yvenord considers himself an expert at making carefully curated mediocre content on the internet.