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Meet Our WLC Tutors

Jenny Bartholomay


Jenny is a senior History and Political Science double major and Edgar Fellows minor from Rochester. She enjoys hiking, running, and cooking, and is also a member of FORCES, an environmental service club on campus. Although Jenny most frequently uses Chicago style citations, she is excited to help students from all disciplines and gain more experience with the writing process.


 Alexa Blandeburgo


Alexa (she/her) is a senior International Relations major with an Economics minor from Long Island, NY.  Her wide array of studies enable her to understand and interpret a vast number of writing formats and topics. She understands how tedious it can be to start, edit, or continue writing a paper, and she wants to help students through these obstacles. On campus, she is co-president of the International Relations club and secretary of the pre-law fraternity, Phi Alpha Delta. Outside of class, she enjoys being active and hanging out with friends!

Liz Roos

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Liz (she/her) is a junior English with Creative Writing major and Film Studies minor from Clifton Park, New York. She is a member of the e-board for Sigma Tau Delta English National Honor Society and works as a student publishing assistant at Fraser Library. In her free time, Liz enjoys playing video games and tabletop games like Dungeons & Dragons with her friends. Liz understands the difficulty of switching between academic and recreational mindsets, and can help anyone looking for focus, advice, or direction in the writing of their paper.

Emma Ranney


Emma (she/her/hers) is a senior Geography major and Environmental Studies minor from Buffalo. She is a member of the coed service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega as well as Geneseo Chamber Singers, a choral group. Emma believes that, although a syllabus saturated with lengthy writing assignments can be overwhelming for even the most skilled writers, one can overcome their fear of courses labeled “writing intensive” with the right tools and some practice. Outside of class, she can be found reading practically anything, attempting to befriend every animal she sees, and scouring thrift stores for diamonds in the rough. 

 Sophie Schapiro


Sophie (she/her) is a senior English Adolescent Education Major with a minor in Geography. She is a member of Sigma Tau Delta, Geneseo’s English National Honor Society. Sophie also serves on the executive board of her sorority, Sisters Making a Change (SMAC). She loves doing creative writing, reading women’s literature, and crafting in her free time. Sophie has lots of experience helping both students and peers with their academic writing and believes that writing does not have to be an intimidating process. She enjoys showing students that writing can be fun and even therapeutic and does not have to be seen as a task.

 Riley Grossman

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Riley is a senior Applied Mathematics major with minors in Economics and the Edgar Fellows program from Bethlehem, New York. He is also a member of the Geneseo cross country and track and field teams. Outside of running, he enjoys reading, hiking, and playing basketball with his teammates. Riley understands that some students do not like letting other people read their writing. However, he does recognize the importance of feedback during the writing process and would love to give feedback on any assignment to any student who wants it.

 Alissa Moeller


Alissa (she/her) is a senior history major from Long Island, NY, with minors in American Studies and Museum Studies. She serves as president of the History Club at Geneseo. Alissa understands that the writing process can be challenging, but believes anyone can grow as a writer with lots of practice and helpful feedback from others. Aside from her historical activities, she volunteers with an animal rescue and enjoys playing the viola.

Isaac Schiller

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Isaac (he/him/his) is a junior English Literature major and French minor from Long Island. He enjoys helping people to develop all sorts of works, from essays to presentations. It is crucial to feel confident in one’s work, and Isaac can’t wait to help you show your style. In his spare time, he likes to hike, fence, and befriend campus cats.

Georgia VanDerwater

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Georgia (she/her) is a senior English Literature major from Holland, NY. She currently serves as the president of Sigma Tau Delta (National English Honor Society). Georgia has always been passionate about creative and analytical writing, and while she works predominantly in MLA, she is more than happy to help you in any writing style. Georgia understands the fatigue that sometimes comes with repeated essay revisions and would love to support you through any step of the writing process by lending a fresh eye and constructive critique through conversation. Outside of academics, Georgia is a visual artist, and enjoys spending time reading in her hammock, outside.

Alison DiCesare

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Alison is a senior English major with a concentration in Creative Writing from the Rochester area. She is on the eboard of Circus Club, is a member of Sigma Tau Delta, and participates in Orchesis. Writing for classes can feel like a massive obstacle, but nothing feels better than being able to articulate your thoughts. Getting a paper started, writing out your ideas, and editing your work can be hard, but it’s much easier when you can talk it through with someone else; Alison is looking forward to being that someone else! In her free time, she can be found watching YouTube and eating desserts.

Julia Grunes

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Julia (she/her/hers) is a junior Psychology and English (Creative Writing) double major from Monroe, New York. She currently serves as the vice-president of Exit 8, an a cappella group on campus, and is a member of the Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, and playing violin. In her academic writing, Julia works mainly with MLA and APA, but she is looking forward to helping out with any writing style. She understands how overwhelming it can be to work through the writing process and is excited to make it less intimidating with some helpful feedback.

Grace Lawrence

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Grace (she/hers) is a senior, English Adolescent Education major from Long Island, NY. She is part of Sigma Tau Delta, Geneseo's English National Honor Society. In her free time, you can find her watching movies and probably stressing about readings for class. Most of Grace's experience tutoring and helping students is at an elementary level, but she is really looking forward to working with students closer to the age that she plans on teaching one day. She enjoys interacting and collaborating with students about their writing and developing their ideas. Grace hopes to share this with the students she helps at the WLC. 


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Maria Pawlak

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Maria (she/her/hers) is a junior English Adolescent Education major from Owego, NY. A lover of history and highly-specific Spotify playlists, Maria can be found reading thrillers around Seneca Hall, where she’s an RA. She believes writing doesn’t have to be stressful or a chore, and understands how it feels to be overwhelmed by assignments. Between her experience as a professional freelance writer and co-managing editor of Gandy Dancer, a SUNY-wide literary magazine, she is familiar with all sorts of writing and can’t wait to help you with yours.