Writing Center Staff



   Matthew Capdevielle

   Director, University Writing Center




   Michelle Marvin

   Assistant Director, University Writing Center



Writing Center tutors are friendly and knowledgeable undergraduate and graduate students from a range of disciplines and colleges. They have been identified and nominated by faculty as having excellent writing and teaching skills, and they all participate in the Writing Center's rigorous tutor training program. 


Abby J. (GRAD)

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Alena C. (she/her/hers)

Hello all! My name is Alena, and I am an English and Spanish major with a minor in Education, Schooling, and Society. I write and read all kinds of things, but I especially love poetry, high fantasy, and, of course, your standard academic research paper! I play the piccolo in the marching band, and in my free time I like to walk around campus with my headphones in pretending I'm in the montage of a coming of age film. I plan on going to school forever, but I dream of one day leaving it all behind to become a puppeteer.

Alexis K. (she/her)

I am a double major in art history and psychology, and I have been a writing center tutor since fall 2020. Outside of the writing center, I also work as a statistics tutor and as the co-coordinator of the Student Programming Committee at the Snite Museum. In my free time, I can be found reading, spending time at the Snite, or sitting in the blue chairs at the library with friends. I love working at the writing center and getting to read so many interesting papers about classes I’ll never be able to take!


Alexis M.

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Ana P. N.

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Anna S.

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Annie M. (she/her)

Hi!! My name is Annie, and I love tutoring with the Writing Center! I am a senior studying Psychology and ESS, and I will be teaching 5th grade in Tucson, AZ with ACE next fall. When I'm not tutoring, you can find me messing around with my improv team or basking in the much-needed spring sunlight we've been seeing lately. Getting to know students from all across campus by chatting about writing has been one of the greatest joys of my college career, so I look forward to sessions with more of you as the semester progresses!

Ashley Grace B. (she/her/hers)

Hey y'all! My name is Ashley Grace and I'm excited to share my love of writing with all of you. I'm a junior, currently majoring in Political Science and Theology, but one of my favorite things about working at the Writing Center is that I get to learn about so many more topics through your papers. My favorite sessions involve brainstorming and creating outlines, but I'm happy to have a conversation about any stage of the process. When I'm not working, you can usually find me running around the lakes or baking in the Cavanaugh kitchen!

Bentley J. (he/him)

Hi! My name is Bentley, and I am a senior studying Psychology with a minor in the Hesburgh Program of Public Service. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, playing and watching soccer, having fun talks with friends, and playing Fifa. I love learning more about the writing process and helping out others on their personal journeys with writing. I am especially fond of hearing about papers related to theology, philosophy, and politics!


Caitlin F.

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Cassie J.

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Charlotte P. (she/her)

Hi, I'm Charlotte! I'm a double major in biology and philosophy, originally from Washington state. I really enjoy helping people craft clear, compelling arguments, be it for a W&R visual analysis, personal statement, or senior thesis. When I'm not in the Writing Center, you can find me birdwatching around the lakes, singing with the ND Chorale, or attempting to read all 41 Discworld novels by the end of the year.

Charlotte W. (GRAD) (she/her)

Hi! My name is Charlotte and I am a fifth-year graduate student in the Physics Department. In the Writing Center, I work specifically with other members of the Physics Department to help them draft papers, proposals, and theses. I really enjoy getting to see what my colleagues are working on and helping them become better scientific writers! Outside of physics and writing, I spend my free time horseback riding, doing photography, and hanging out with my dog.

Clare O. (GRAD)

Hello! I'm a doctoral candidate at the Law School, where I am researching transnational competition in commercial law. I really enjoy how much I learn from everyone who comes to the Writing Center, the writers are the subject matter experts. This pandemic year I've become a keen balcony gardener. My gardening highlight was growing a mini-watermelon!


Ella K. W.

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Ella L. W.  (she/her)

Hi, I'm Ella! I'm a senior double-majoring in PLS and Music, and I'll be teaching with ACE after graduation. I love helping writers find their voice in all genres and all stages of the process, and I firmly believe that every writer deserves a reader. When I'm not at the Writing Center doing research or tutoring, I'm going for a run around the lakes, doing experimental baking with friends, or watching a Marvel movie.


Emma F.

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Genevieve R.

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Grace K. (she/her)

Hi, I'm Grace! I am a sophomore studying Business Analytics and Actuarial Science. I am originally from the metro-Detroit area, but I currently live in Badin Hall. I love helping all types of writers see the great communicative power they hold! When I am not tutoring at the writing center, I love to watch old movies and NY apartment tours, drive to Whole Foods, and spend all of my flex points at ABP.


Hades C. (GRAD)

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Hayleigh R.

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Isabella C. (she/her/hers)

Hello! My name is Isabella Camacho and I am currently a junior at the University of Notre Dame from Bogotá, Colombia. I am majoring in Marketing and Philosophy, with a minor in Collaborative Innovation. Working at the Writing Center has been such a rewarding experience, meeting you all and making the most of this time is truly valuable. I look forward to meeting you, supporting you, and learning from you.


Jake N.

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Jake T. (he/him/his)

Howdy, folks! My name is Jake, and I'm a junior majoring in English and Theology and minoring in German. I love getting the chance to help you writers work through any part of the writing process, and I'm so grateful that you all let me into your writing to do so. In my free time, I enjoy riding my longboard around Notre Dame's beautiful campus, and I am always down for a game of Catan with friends. I look forward to seeing you in the Writing Center!

Jim M. (he/him)

Hello! My name is Jim and I'm a junior double-majoring in Political Science and the Program of Liberal Studies. I love working alongside writers to help them communicate clearly and effectively. My favorite thing about the Writing Center is the process of mutual learning that unfolds as the tutor and tutee share their insights. When I'm not tutoring in Zoom cyberspace, you'll likely find me taking a power nap or — if I'm lucky — sneaking in a few pages of a good book.

Joseph C. (he/him)

Hi! I'm Joseph. I am a Junior from South Bend majoring in Computer Science and the Program of Liberal Studies in the Reilly Dual-Degree Program. I love board games and consuming science fiction and fantasy in any medium. I love to discuss ideas and help people figure out how best to say what they want to say so I look forward to working with you!

Julia M. (she/her)

Hi! I'm Julia and I am originally from Connecticut, but on campus I live in McGlinn Hall. I study Neuroscience and Classics in the College of Arts and Letters and I have worked in the writing center since 2019. My favorite part of being a writing center tutor is having the opportunity to learn something new from the students I work with every day. Outside of the writing I do for my classes, I am attempting to start some personal writing projects to challenge myself to be more creative!

Kat Z.

Hi, everyone! My name is Kat, and I'm a junior majoring in Architecture and minoring in Italian Studies and Real Estate. Some of my passions include reading, writing, study of Spanish and Italian, drawing, and exercise. After college, I want to be an urban designer, developing neighborhoods as safer, more pedestrian-friendly, and more affordable. I also hope to integrate my passions for language throughout my adult life either in my career or through volunteering.

Katie J.

Hey guys! My name is Katie, and I’m a senior majoring in Finance & ACMS. I’m originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, but lived in McGlinn Hall while on campus. I have been a tutor at the Writing Center since 2018 and have thoroughly enjoyed learning from my sessions. I look forward to meeting you guys and having productive sessions!

Kefen (GRAD) (she/her/hers)

Hey everyone! I am Kefen, a PhD student in the department of anthropology. My areas of interest include media and communication, conflict and peace, and identity construction. I also enjoy learning new things especially beyond my comfort zone. Looking forward to working with you!


Kirsten W. (she/her)

Greetings everyone! My name is Kirsten Williams, and I am a second-year studying Neuroscience and Behavior with a minor in Compassionate Care in Medicine. I was born and raised in the tropics of Costa Rica but currently reside in Florida. I greatly enjoy helping others, which has made working at the Writing Center a wonderfully rewarding experience! Outside of writing, I love going on outdoor adventures, advocating for mental health awareness, and dancing in the Dance Company!


Marie D.

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Mary S.

Hello! My name is Mary, and I am majoring in PLS and Theology, which means that the majority of my time is spent reading, writing, or discussing! In my free time, you’ll most likely find me briskly walking around the lakes, singing in Liturgical Choir, or enjoying good food, coffee, or tea with friends. I love helping students become more confident in their ability to clearly communicate and organize their thoughts. I also really enjoy learning from students and getting a sneak peak into all of their classes!

Mary Kate G. (she/her/hers)

Hi everyone! My name is Mary Kate, and I am a sophomore at Notre Dame from Elizabethtown, Kentucky. I am studying Political Science and Global Affairs, with a minor in Musical Theatre just to spice things up. When I’m not Zoom Writing Center-ing or Presenter Center-ing, you can find me researching with Kellogg’s International Scholars Program or singing and dancing with PEMCo. I can’t wait to encounter all the interesting writing and presentations the ND community has to offer this semester!


Matthew K.

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Megan A.

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Olivia B. (she/her)

Hello! I am a senior undergraduate student originally from Atlanta, GA, with majors in English/ACMS and minors in Actuarial Science/Glynn. I’m excited to be moving on to post-grad work as an actuarial consultant. I love working at the Writing Center, particularly by helping other students maintain their voice and style while strengthening their writing with organization and clarity. When I’m not at the WC, I love to read fiction, exercise, play piano, and eat all kinds of cuisines with my friends!


Patrick A.

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Pierce L.

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Regan H. (she/her/hers)

Hi! I am Regan Hultquist, a sophomore Economics and Global Affairs major. I have been working in the Writing Center since fall 2020. I love working with paragraph/sentence structure, organization, flow, and brainstorming about new ideas. I look forward to meeting with you and your work!


Rose B. (she/her)

Hi everyone! My name is Rose and I am a current sophomore studying political science and global affairs. I have always loved books and writing, and have enjoyed creative writing as a hobby since childhood. In my free time, I love spending time in nature, hiking, cooking/baking, and creating the perfect Spotify playlist. I really enjoy being a Writing Center tutor and am passionate about helping others build confidence in their writing!

Sara M. (she/her)

Hi everyone! My name is Sara Meyer and I’m a senior anthropology and pre-health major. I love working with both new and returning clients, and my favorite part of being a writing tutor is getting to read a wide array of interesting papers! When I’m not in the Writing Center, I can be found reading, spending time in nature, and hanging out with my friends. I’m looking forward to meeting you and getting to talk about writing!

Shinjini C. (GRAD) (she/her/hers)

Hello! I am a PhD candidate in the English department and I love reading novels and short stories. I love working on papers and presentations from any discipline. I have some experience with English language learning as a multilingual communicator and would love to chat with you about it if you are interested. I also love watching movies, traveling, cooking, and petting cats.


Stacy S. (GRAD)

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Susan P.

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Theresa A.

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Therese D.

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Tia R. W. (she/her)

Hi y'all! I'm a sophomore from the New Orleans area (and will launch into a two-hour speech about it at any moment) studying Management Consulting with minors in Education, Schooling, and Society and Sociology. Outside of writing, you can find me reading, sending letters to friends, listening to my "song of the week" on repeat, or hanging out with my lovely roommates. I love helping students find their voice and grow confidence in their writing, so working in the Writing Center is such an amazing experience!

Tia E. W. (she/her)

Hello my fellow ND students! I am a senior double majoring in Business Management & Africana Studies. I love to read and my favorite genres are Romance and Black lit. I am a generalist so I can help students with papers from any subject and writing style. A fun fact about myself is since my freshman year at ND, I have traveled to the Appalachian Mountain region, Ireland, England, Uganda, South Africa, and Italy.


Una C.

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Locations and Hours

203 Coleman-Morse
Mon—Thur: 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Hesburgh Library Tutoring
Sun—Thurs: 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
*We are closed for all standard
University holidays and breaks.

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