Meet the Staff

CWC Fall 2022 Staff

Writing assistants are undergraduate and graduate students at UNH who come from a variety of majors and academic backgrounds. They are passionate about and love talking about writing with fellow students.

They continually work on their practice as writing assistants, attending staff training and development meetings throughout the semester. Undergraduate writing assistants complete a semester-long course, INCO 529: Writing Consultation, in order to learn about writing center conferencing. Graduate writing assistants complete a semester-long training.

The center also employs a wonderful group of undergraduate student receptionists who will welcome you during your visit. They keep the CWC running smoothly!

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Undergraduate Writing Assistants

Alyssa

Alyssa (she/her)

Year in School: Senior   
Educational Background: Linguistics and German major, TESOL minor
Favorite Book: The Lightning Thief
Something you would not know by looking at me: I sing classical music and opera. 
If I were not at the writing center, you would find me: Trying a new café or walking at the beach!

Amanda

Amanda 

Year in School: Junior   
Educational Background: Animal Science (Pre-Vet track)
Favorite Book: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton 
Something you would not know by looking at me: I am in the UNH Wildcat Marching Band Drumline
If I were not at the writing center, you would find me: On the football field with the marching band

Annie

Annie 

Year in School: Junior
Educational Background: English major, minor in creative writing
Favorite Book: The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Something you wouldn't know by looking at me: I absolutely love manatees.
If I were not at the writing center, you would find me: In Hamilton Smith! 

Camryn

Camryn (she/hers)

Year in School: Junior 
Educational Background: major in Hotel and Hospitality Management
Favorite Book: The Princess Saves Herself in This One, by Amanda Lovelace
Something you would not know by looking at me: I know American Sign Language.
If I were not at the writing center, you would find me: Taking a nap. 

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Eliza (she/they)

Year in School: Junior
Educational Background: Major in Classics; minor in Art History
Favorite Book: The Penelopiad  by Margaret Atwood and Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh
Something you would not know by looking at me: I've been to 8 countries
If I were not at the writing center, you would find me: hiking College Wood

Emily Buehne - Undergraduate Writing Assistant

Emily (she/hers)

Year in School: Sophomore
Educational Background: Undeclared
Favorite Book: The Mortal Coil
Something you would not know by looking at me: I love video games like Call of Duty and Overwatch and barely have room to sleep on my bed because of squishmallows!
If I were not at the writing center, you would find me: Working my second job at the MUB. 

Izzy

Izzy 

Year in School: Junior
Educational Background: Major in Wildlife Conservation, minor in Geospatial Analysis
Favorite Book: The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery
Something you would not know by looking at me: I collect vintage books!
If I were not at the writing center, you would find me: Hiking in College Woods

Jocelyne

Jocelyne (she/hers)

Year in School: Junior
Educational Background: Marketing with interests in Sustainability and Political Science
Favorite Book: Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
Something you would not know by looking at me: I've seen Harry Styles in concert four times and I paint water bottles. 
If I were not at the writing center, you would find me: At a cycling class at Hamel Rec

Juliette Ambs

Juliette (she/hers) 

Year in School: Senior
Educational Background: Psychology and Justice Studies majors
Favorite Book: The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas
Something you would not know by looking at me: I speak French and am working on adding a 3rd major
If I were not at the writing center, you would find me: in my room or taking a walk around campus.

Makenna - Undergraduate Writing Assistant

Makenna (she/hers)

Year in School: Sophomore
Educational Background: Linguistics major, classics and psychology minors 
Favorite Book: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
Something you would not know by looking at me: I am currently studying three languages
If I were not at the writing center, you would find me: Learning dances!

Molly Kent - Undergraduate Writing Assistant

Molly (she/hers)

Year in School: Junior
Educational Background: English major, social justice leadership minor
Favorite Book: These Violet Delights by Micah Nemerever
Something you would not know by looking at me: I love documentaries
If I were not at the writing center, you would find me: At Union Court

Sam

Sam (he/him)

Year in School: Sophomore
Educational Background: Analytical Economics/International Affairs, math minor
Favorite Book: Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
Something you would not know by looking at me: I am an absolutely massive Taylor Swift fan
If I were not at the writing center, you would find me: at the Student Senate office 

Skylar

Skylar (she/her) 

Year in School: Sophomore
Educational Background: Psychology major, possible anthropology minor
Favorite Book: Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
Something you would not know by looking at me: Music from the 70s is my favorite era
If I were not at the writing center, you would find me: All the Mills or Breaking New Grounds

Stephanie

Stephanie (she/hers)

Year in School: Sophomore
Educational Background: Math Education: K-8 option, minor in writing
Favorite Book: The Selection by Kiera Cass
Something you would not know by looking at me: I love writing and aspire to be a published author one day. 
If I were not at the writing center, you would find me: In line at Dunkin' or hanging with friends. 

Tanner

Tanner (he/him)

Year in School: Sophomore
Educational Background: History and Political Science
Favorite Book: Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Something you would not know by looking at me: I had heart surgery when i was just a few days old!
If I were not at the writing center, you would find me: Watching a good TV show!

Graduate Writing Assistants

Ashley

Ashley 

Year in School: PhD in English Composition 
Educational Background: BA in English; MA in English 
Favorite Book: The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead 
Something you would not know by looking at me: I collect vintage Pyrex dishes 
If I were not at the writing center, you would find me: Cape Cod 

Deni

Deni (she/hers)

Educational Background: B.S. in Biology and Environmental Policy; M.S. in Watershed Sciences
Year in School: PhD in Natural Resources and Earth System Sciences
Favorite Book: The Power of One; Dune
Something you wouldn't know by looking at me: I am an introvert at heart :) 
If I were not at the writing center, you would find me: Rock climbing!

Heidi

Heidi (she/hers)

Educational Background: MA in English, BA in English Literature
Year in School: MFA in Fiction /PhD in Composition
Favorite Book: To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Something you wouldn't know by looking at me: I am originally from Maui, Hawai'i. 
If I were not at the writing center, you would find me: Playing a musical instrument or going for a walk. 

Michaela

Michaela (she/hers)

Educational Background: BA in English literature, minor in literacy MA English literature. 
Year in School: PhD in Literature, Feminist Studies Certificate
Favorite Book: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Something you wouldn't know by looking at me: I love to be on adventures!
If I were not at the writing center, you would find me: Outside drinking an iced coffee and reading a good book or listening to a podcast. 

Core Staff

Abby

Abby (she/hers) 

Year in School: PhD in English Literature
Educational Background: BA in in English
Favorite Book: Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
Something you would not know by looking at me: I’m a southern transplant! I’m originally from North Carolina.
If I were not at the writing center, you would find me: At a coffee house, reading, working, and/or feeding by caffeine habit.

Jen

Jen (she/hers) 

Year in School: PhD in Composition Studies
Favorite Book: Toni Morrison Beloved, Sheila Heti Motherhood, anything by Neil Gaiman
Something you would not know by looking at me: I love anything and everything horror!
If I were not at the writing center, you would find me: knee deep in research on a whatever I am interested in at the moment.

Lizzie

Lizzie (she/hers)

Year in School:  MS in Accounting
Educational Background: BS in Business Administration 
Favorite Book: The Book Thief
Something you would not know by looking at me: I like to play golf and tennis
If I were not at the writing center, you would find me: Spending time at the MUB or Paul College

Rachel

Rachel 

Year in School: PhD Student in Rhetoric and Composition
Educational Background: BA in English, MS in Publishing
Favorite Book: I hate to pick, but I did love The Passage series!
Something you would not know by looking at me: I practice yoga!
If I were not at the writing center, you would find me: Reading on a bench in the sun.

Office Assistants

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Anna (she/hers)

Year in School: Sophomore
Educational Background: Women's and Gender Studies & Social Work
Favorite Book: Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket, Heartstopper by Alice Oseman, and Orpheus Girl by Brynne Rebele-Henry
If I were not at the writing center, you would find me: Buying more boba than I can afford at Mr. Wish in Portsmouth

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Maddie (she/hers)

Year in School: Junior
Educational Background: Psychology major; Dance minor
Favorite Book: Perks of Being a Wallflower
Something you would not know by looking at me: I was born deaf in my left ear
If I were not at the writing center, you would find me: at Zumba in the HRC

Sydney

Sydney

Year in School: Senior
Educational Background: Neuroscience major, switching to Occupational Therapy
Favorite Book: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Something you would not know by looking at me: I can deadlift 315 lbs!
If I were not at the writing center, you would find me: hanging out with friends or watching Netflix

Taylor

Taylor

Year in School: Senior
Educational Background: Communication Sciences and Disorders
Favorite Book: Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren
Something you would not know by looking at me: I listen to screamo to unwind after a long day. 
If I were not at the writing center, you would find me: At a Zumba class in the gym!

Associate Director

Cyndi Roll

Cyndi Roll  (she/hers)

Year in School: Masters in Public Administration
Educational Background: BA in Pyschology
Favorite Book: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Something you wouldn't know by looking at me: I am ambidextrous.
If I were not at the writing center, you would find me: Curled up in my favorite comfy chair with my miniature dachschund (Cooper) tucked against my side, reading. 

Director

Meaghan Dittrich

Meaghan Elliott Dittrich (she/hers)

Educational Background: BA in Theater & Writing, MFA in Creative Writing, MA in English Lit, Ph.D. in Rhetoric and English Composition Studies
Favorite Book: The Shipping News by Annie Proulx or nearly any British "who-done-it"
Something you wouldn't know by looking at me: I have Canadian citizenship
If I were not at the writing center, you would find me: baking/ cooking, reading, spending time singing and twirling to Disney songs with her daughter Elliott, snuggling with her son Arthur, or finding a really good seafood chowder.