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Meet Our WLC Tutors


Lara Mangino

Lara Mangino

Lara is a senior English Literature and Political Science double major with an honors minor. She was a developer of and is currently a TA for ENVR 188: The Geneseo Green Quotient and was formerly an International Politics TA. When Lara’s not working in the Writing Learning Center, she’s creating MiNT Magazine, moderating debates in College Democrats, or writing funny stories for the Creative Writing Club. Lara loves to help students de-stress because it lets her forget about her own stress for a while.


Katherine Peter


Katie is a Senior American Studies and History double major, with a Political Science minor. She is a news junkie who is always up for a conversation about anything from current events to the Jonas Brothers. Katie understand that sometimes writing and revising can make you feel like you’re going crazy, and she's here to make the process as painless as possible.


Jenny Bartholomay


Jenny is a junior 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.

Emma Ranney


Emma (she/her/hers) is a junior 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. 

Jenelle Piatt (ELL)

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Jenelle is a senior English and Women’s and Gender Studies double major from Buffalo, NY. On campus, Jenelle is involved in APO, AKPsi, and Sigma Tau Delta. Jenelle has previously been a TA for ESL related classes and loves working with ESL students. Jenelle is most familiar with writing in MLA but would be glad to help with all types of work. Their favorite things to do outside of class include hanging out with their dog, Toby, and listening to vinyl records

 Kira Baran (ELL)


Kira is a senior English Literature and Communication double major, and has studied abroad in Ireland. When she’s not listening to music (usually Bob Dylan), she enjoys adventuring with friends, playing tennis, and pretending she is good at billiards. Kira has also served as an AOP tutor and ELL tutor-mentor. She believes that whether or not someone considers themselves “a writer," everyone has the potential to become one.

Macaire Lisicki

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Macaire is a senior Sociology and English double major. She is an active member of both the Royal Lady Knights and Phi Alpha Delta here at Geneseo. In her free time, Macaire enjoys cooking and watching The Bachelor. In the past two years, she has utilized the Writing Learning Center resources quite often, and is looking forward to helping students reach their writing potential.

 Drew O'Neil

 Drew O'Neil

Drew (she/her) is a senior Sociomedical Sciences major. She has two minors in Environmental Studies and Public Administration. She is the President of Geneseo’s Partners in Health Engage and is also a member of Geneseo Healthguards. Her broad interdisciplinary range of study allows her to assist students from many majors. Drew predominately writes in Chicago Author-Date, but is comfortable assisting students in any social science writing format. Outside of her academic interests, Drew enjoys spending time outdoors and eating tacos.

 Alexa Blandeburgo


Alexa (she/her) is a junior 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!

 Sophie Schapiro


Sophie (she/her) is a junior 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.

Jasmine Vrooman (ELL)

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Jasmine is a senior English major with a concentration in creative writing and a minor in art history. She has experience tutoring ELL students and was a TA for English 277. She likes hiking, plants, and her ferret Wren. On campus, she is a member of Phi Lambda Chi sorority and is on the Sigma Tau Delta honor society e-board. Finding a place to start is a challenging step in writing and revision, and she wants to help students gain the confidence to dive in.

 Alissa Moeller


Alissa (she/her) is a junior history adolescent education major from Long Island, NY. 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.

Riley Grossman

Riley Grossman

Riley is a junior 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.



Georgia VanDerwater

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Georgia (she/her) is a junior English Literature major from Holland, NY. She currently serves as the junior 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.


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Sydney is a senior English Literature/French double major and honors minor. She is the President of English Immersion Group and a member of the Gajjda Bhangra dance team. When she's not at  her computer, you can find her working at Finger Lakes Cookie Co or reading on her porch! She always appreciates getting feedback for her own writing and she is more than willing to offer feedback for any student at any stage in the writing process

Emma Raupp

Emma Raupp

Emma (she/her) is a senior English literature major and a Philosophy minor. She is a member of the Center for Digital Learning and believes that anyone is capable of learning computer languages. Although she is most familiar with MLA and APA formats, she welcomes all kinds of writing assignments. In addition to her schoolwork, she works a regular job off campus, so she empathizes with the stress of maintaining a work-life balance.