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Connors Writing Center

Meet the staff

The Connors Writing Center is composed of undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals from all different majors and backgrounds. We are a group of unique individuals who are committed to helping people in the university community improve their writing. While we collectively know lots of things about writing, we bring more than just a love of words to the Writing Center. We understand that writing can be tough, and we’re glad to be here to help.

 

[Writing Center Directors] - [Core Staff] - [Focus Group Coordinators]
[Receptionists] -
[Writing Assistants] - [Graduate Writing Assistants]

Writing Center Directors

Molly Tetreault

Molly Tetreault

Title: Director
Year in School: Post-Grad
Educational Background: BA English and Political Science, M.Ed Teaching of Writing, MA English Literature
Birthday: January 21st
Hometown: Lisbon, NH
Favorite Book: I’m currently really into Wendell Berry essays.
Something you would not know by looking at me: I’m training for my first half marathon.
If I were not at the writing center, you would find me: At BNG, Flatbreads, or Pirates Cove in Rye.

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Sarah Franco

Title: Associate Director
Year in School:
4th year Grad
Educational Background: BA English and Psychology, MA English, MAT English at the Secondary Level, PhD Composition Studies in progress
Birthday: May 18th
Hometown: Batavia, NY
Favorite Book: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Something you would not know by looking at me: I am great at parallel parking.
If I were not at the writing center, you would find me: Oceanside.

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David Cataneo

Title: OWL Director
Degree: Journalism (author of five nonfiction books)
Favorite book:
Cannery Row
Something you wouldn’t know by looking at me:
I have a dial-up modem.

Core Staff

Brad Dittrich

Brad Dittrich

Year in School: 3rd Year Grad
Educational Background: BA English, MA Composition and Rhetoric, PhD Composition Studies in progress
Birthday: June 1st
Hometown: Snow Hill, MD
Favorite Book: All of them.  Also, East of Eden is pretty great.
Something you would not know by looking at me: I have an unreasonable affection for newts and penguins, and I’m an unwavering devotee of the oxford comma.
If I were not at the writing center, you would find me: In my office on the third floor; Adelle’s Coffeehouse in Dover.

Matthew Switliski

Matt Switliski

Year in School: 2nd Year Grad
Educational Background: BA English, MA Writing Studies, MFA Creative Writing, PhD Composition Studies in progress Studies in progress
Birthday: November 15th
Hometown: Clifton Heights, PA
Favorite Book: In the Forest of Forgetting by Theodora Goss
If I were not at the writing center, you would find me: In a book store or a library.

Focus Group Coordinators

Corey McCullough

Corey McCullough

Title: ESL Coordinator
Year in School:
3rd Year Grad
Educational Background: BA English Literature, MA English Literature, MA Environmental Law Policy, PhD Composition Studies in progress
Birthday: October 1st
Hometown: Hartland, VT
Favorite Book: The Collected Stories of Vladimir Nabokov
Something you would not know by looking at me: I love welding.
If I were not at the writing center, you would find me: Procrastinating.

Wendy Van Dellon

Wendy Van Dellon

Title: Outreach Coordinator
Year in School:
4th Year Grad
Educational Background: AA General Studies/Liberal Arts, BA English, minor in Communication, MA English Rhetoric and Composition, PhD Composition Studies in progress
Birthday: October 30th
Hometown: Webster, NY
Favorite Book: The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold; anything by Brandon Sanderson
Something you would not know by looking at me: I tend to remember obscure facts, and I know a lot about popular culture.
If I were not at the writing center, you would find me: If I am not teaching or working on my own degree, you would probably find me relaxing or spending time with friends.

 

Receptionists

Quinn Hughes

Quinn Hughes

Year in School: Junior
Educational Background: Psychology and Spanish major, Russian minor
Birthday: March 1st
Hometown: "The world"
Favorite Book: Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
Something you would not know by looking at me: I have lived in six countries!
If I were not at the writing center, you would find me:
At Breaking New Grounds, or the gym!

Ally Lary

Ally Lary

Year in School: Junior
Educational Background: Psychology and Justice Studies dual major
Birthday: February 19th
Hometown: Antrim, NH
Favorite Book: Harry Potter
Something you would not know by looking at me:
If I were not at the writing center, you would find me:
Eating, reading, or watching Netflix.

Katherine Lavallee

Katherine Lavallee

Year in School: Junior
Educational Background: Therapeutic Recreation major, Child Life minor
Birthday: March 29th
Hometown: Webster, MA
Favorite Book: A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
Something you would not know by looking at me: I play the ukulele!
If I were not at the writing center, you would find me: Outside of the Upper-Quad.

Ana Zielinski

Ana Zielinski

Year in School: Sophomore
Educational Background: Zoology major
Birthday: December 24th
Hometown: Suffield, CT
Favorite Book: Marley and Me by John Grogan
Something you would not know by looking at me: I am very much a dog person!
If I were not at the writing center, you would find me: Studying zoology and chemistry!

Ana Zielinski

Galina Kinsella

Year in School: Junior
Educational Background: Biomedical Science and Medical and Veterinary Sciences Major, Dairy Management Minor
Birthday: June 23rd
Hometown: Milford, CT
Favorite Book: The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Something you would not know by looking at me: I've wrangled alligators before!
If I were not at the writing center, you would find me: At the dairy barn working with the cows!

 

Writing Assistants

Kelsey Dinan

Kelsey Dinan

Year in School: Senior
Educational Background: Communication: Business Application major
Birthday: March 1st
Hometown: Rochester, NY
Favorite Book: Atonement by Ian McEwan
Something you would not know by looking at me: I have a twin sister!
If I were not at the writing center, you would find me: Probably in Horton 125.

AliciaAlec Dufield

AliciaAlec Dufield

Year in School: Junior
Educational Background: Biomedical Science major
Birthday: June 13th
Hometown: Laconia, NH
Favorite Book: Call Me By Your Name by Andrea Aciman
If I were not at the writing center, you would find me: At the Office for Multicultural Student Affairs or the Alliance Office.

Melissa Durkee

Melissa Durkee

Year in School: Junior
Educational Background: English major, Spanish minor
Birthday: January 27th
Hometown: Barnstable, Cape Cod, MA
Favorite Book: The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
Something you would not know by looking at me: I'm a big hockey fan!
If I were not at the writing center, you would find me: At the beach!

Yussra Ebrahim

Yussra MT Ebrahim

Year in School: Sophomore
Educational Background: Plant Biology major, Writing minor
Birthday: March 24th
Hometown: Portsmouth, NH
Favorite Book: The Help by Katheryn Stockett
Something you would not know by looking at me: I love to make comics!
If I were not at the writing center, you would find me: Walking outdoors, or drawing and writing in my room.

Holly Fosher

Holly Fosher

Year in School: Sophomore
Educational Background: Undeclared major
Birthday: December 9th
Hometown: Candia, NH
Favorite Book: Moby Dick by Herman Melville
Something you would not know by looking at me: I broke both my arms once.
If I were not at the writing center, you would find me: In my dorm, Devine.

Michael Harris

Michael Harris

Year in School: Senior
Educational Background: English Teaching major, Writing minor
Birthday: January 30th
Hometown: Brookfield, NH
Favorite Book: The Far Field by Theodore Roethke
Something you would not know by looking at me: I am a bass guitarist turned guitarist.
If I were not at the writing center, you would find me: Playing Frisbee!

Emily Heidt

Emily Heidt

Year in School: Junior
Educational Background: English major, Business minor
Birthday: November 17th
Hometown: Newmarket, NH
Something you would not know by looking at me: I have a black belt in Tae Kwan Do!
If I were not at the writing center, you would find me: Riding my horse.

Colton Huelle

Colton Huelle

Year in School: Junior
Educational Background: English Literature major, Russian Studies minor
Birthday: July 15th
Hometown: Bedford, NH
Favorite Book: The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Something you would not know by looking at me: 30% of my personality is a poor imitation of Bob Dylan.
If I were not at the writing center, you would find me: At Adelle's in Dover.

Katie Juster

Katie Juster

Year in School: Senior
Educational Background:  English and Musical Theatre dual major
Birthday: September 21st
Hometown: Londonderry, NH
Favorite Book: Bossypants by Tina Fey
Something you would not know by looking at me: I can touch my tongue to my nose!
If I were not at the writing center, you would find me: Painting my nails.

Katherine McKay

Katherine McKay

Year in School: Junior
Educational Background: Political Science and Spanish dual major, Disability Studies minor
Birthday: February 8th
Hometown: Goffstown, NH
Favorite Book: Blue is for Nightmares Series by Laurie Faria Stolartz
Something you would not know by looking at me: I play the violin!
If I were not at the writing center, you would find me: Busy at work in my room!

Josh Mele

Josh Mele

Year in School: Junior
Educational Background: Civil Engineering major
Birthday: January 13th
Hometown: Nashua, NH
Favorite Book: Gone, Baby, Gone by Dennis Lehane
Something you would not know by looking at me: I am petrified of spiders.
If I were not at the writing center, you would find me: Kingsbury Hall!

Breanne Peloquin

Breanne Peloquin

Year in School: Senior
Educational Background: Communications major, Writing minor
Birthday: November 4th
Hometown: Derry, NH
Favorite Book: Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut
Something you would not know by looking at me: I'm obsessed with my cat.
If I were not at the writing center, you would find me: Either watching Netflix at home, at the library, or outside frolicking.

Sholanna Pemberton

Sholanna Pemberton

Year in School: Senior
Educational Background: English major
Birthday: June 16th
Hometown: Derry, NH
Favorite Book: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Something you would not know by looking at me: I love to sing!
If I were not at the writing center, you would find me: Probably in the library trying to eat a bagel quietly.

Alyson Roy

Alyson Roy

Year in School: Sophomore
Educational Background: Occupational Therapy major
Birthday: September 26th
Hometown: Biddeford, ME
Favorite Book: The Last Song by Nicolas Sparks
Something you would not know by looking at me: I have a crazy obsession with Jacoby Ellsbury.
If I were not at the writing center, you would find me: At the gym!

Kaila Salsman

Kaila Salsman

Year in School: Junior
Educational Background: English Literature and Biology dual major
Birthday: March 5th
Hometown: Manchester, NH
Favorite Book: Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Something you would not know by looking at me: I love Marvel movies.
If I were not at the writing center, you would find me: Wandering through the woods.

 

Graduate Writing Assistants

Meaghan Elliot

Meaghan Elliot

Year in School: 1st Year Grad
Educational Background: BA Theater and Writing, MFA Creative Writing, MA English Literature, PhD Composition Studies in progress
Birthday: August 11th
Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI
Favorite Book: The Shipping News by Annie Proulx
If I were not at the writing center, you would find me: Cooking at home or writing at Adelle’s coffee shop!

Katie Hogan

Katie Hogan

Year in School: 2nd Year Grad
Educational Background: BA English, Concentration in Creative Writing and Global Culture, MFA Poetry in progress
Birthday: September 17th
Hometown: Binghampton, NY
Favorite Book: The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa
Something you would not know by looking at me: I think star signs are bogus, but I'm really interested in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (developed from the work of Carl Jung) and take the test regularly to see how my personality changes over time (I am currently an INFP).
If I were not at the writing center, you would find me: At the library, in the New Book Room!

Nina Lary

Nina Lary

Year in School: 1st Year Grad
Educational Background: BA English Teaching and Theatre, Women’s Studies minor, M.Ed English Education in progress
Birthday: January 28th
Hometown: Antrim, NH
Favorite Book: Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
Something you would not know by looking at me: I'm a Gryffindor!
If I were not at the writing center, you would find me: Rehearsing in the PCAC.

Elizabeth Preysner

Elizabeth Preysner

Year in School: 1st Year Grad
Educational Background: B.A. English, B.A. Hispanic Studies, M.A. English Literature in progress
Birthday: March 18th
Hometown: Wethersfield, CT
Favorite Book: I've read too many to have just one! Some of my favorites are The Canterbury Tales, A Connecticut Yankee at King Arthur's Court, and Atlas Shrugged.
If I were not at the writing center, you would find me: running 45-50 miles a week on the roads of Durham.

 

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