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 an English AOC with a slash in Spanish. She also has experience in the humanities, nat sci, journalism, and writing studies. Her favorite part of the writing process is brainstorming and editing; whatever phase you are in the writing process, Alex is eager to help make it as painless and stress-free as possible. She enjoys discussing places to eat in Sarasota, pop-culture, dogs, coffee, and books. She can often be found in the WRC or near the bay.

Asia is an English AOC [formerly Eng/Psych] who is passionate about education, knitting, and fun writing events! She encourages writers and writing tutors alike to be as flexible as the art of writing is. Whether you need some tough love or lots of positive energy while writing, she’s here to help you push forward! Asia is eager to talk about your paper (and share her snacks with you)! [Knows Basic ASL]

B
is a Psychology AOC with strong backgrounds in Music and Art. However, they have experience in many different areas including history, biology, and writing studies. B is high energy and loves to learn. They are passionate about children and want to be a preschool teacher after college.

Bailey is a Psychology AOC. She also specializes in Writing Studies and has dabbled in many fields including Biology, Literature, and History. She is interested in writing process and wants to help you process your writing. When she is not processing written words, Bailey is likely playing tennis, cooking, doing a jigsaw puzzle, or listening to an audiobook. 

Briana is a Psychology AOC. Ask Briana about her bunny, Clementine. Briana loves eating, yoga, and giving people hugs. She loves writing long papers but rarely proofreads them. Talk to her about philosophy or bio, and of course, anything psychology.

Caroline is a history/anthropology AOC with additional experience in sociology, urban studies, religion, writing studies, and creative writing. She enjoys brainstorming, planning, and helping writers strengthen their arguments. Caroline has a passion for theater (though she can’t sing or act) so ask her about that!

Chrissy is a second-year English AOC with particular interests in poetry and literary theory. She also has experience with philosophy, history, and creative writing. In her free time, Chrissy likes to think about words and mentally draft thinkpieces with all of her opinions about the world that will never see the light of day. She’s super excited to talk about your paper and learn about the cool stuff you’re writing!

Jack is a religion AOC with particular interests in Buddhism and continental philosophy. If he’s not reading or writing he’s usually playing an instrument or cooking some elaborate vegan dish. Whether you like to sit around and dissect the flawed mechanisms of society or talk about Kanye West, Jack is the SWA for you!

Jamie is a second-year Gender Studies/Anthropology AOC with experience in Sociology and Literature, as well as six years of Spanish language study. Her favorite parts of the writing process are creating outlines and developing arguments, but she’s happy to help during any stage of your writing process! Talk to Jamie about astrology, queer literature, or her cat, Fronk.

Kendall is an Environmental Studies AOC. She has a diverse interdisciplinary background, with experience in everything from Buddhist Meditation to Horror Literature. She is passionate about sustainable development, fungi, flow arts, and the mulberry trees on campus. Whether you need a second eye on essay edits or just need to vent to someone about citing in Chicago style, Kendall is excited to work with you.

Maria is an English AOC. She has experience with literature, poetry, writing studies courses, and creative writing. She loves puns and coffee, and enjoys trying out different writing strategies. Talk to her about brainstorming, cute animals, and hiking.

Nora is a biology and environmental science student. She is a huge science/nature geek and might be more way more fascinated by your science-related writing than you are, but she also loves to take interdisciplinary approaches, and has experience writing in Spanish and philosophy (both of which qualify as foreign languages). She also loves reading and writing fiction, so bring her your creative masterpieces!

Peter is a philosophy/economics AOC with experience in poli sci, history, and psychology. Peter’s favorite part of the writing process is fine-tuning and editing, but he also loves working out the argumentative structure of a paper. Peter also runs the WRC meme page and would love to hear your meme ideas.

Phoebe is an English AOC with experience in the humanities, history, and creative writing as well. If you need help with any point in the writing process from brainstorming to making final edits, talk to her! Phoebe is also interested in X-Men comics, writing fanfiction, musicals, and singing Acapella so feel free to bring up any of those things during your meeting!

Tyler is an English AOC. Before landing on English literature, she played the field and has taken classes in various subjects including (but not limited to) natural sciences, psychology, writing studies (including creative writing), and sociology. Tyler is a self-described pop culture junkie who enjoys music, memoirs, chocolate, comedy and reality television, cheesy rom-coms, and watching (but never playing) tennis. You can find her around campus walking her French Bulldog, Nilla, or in her room taking Buzzfeed quizzes.