Ghada Gherwash, PhD., Director, Farnham Writers’ Center; Assistant Professor of Writing.  (On sabbatical 2023-2024)

M.A., Appalachian State University
Ph.D., Purdue University
I am an applied linguist with research interests in the intersectionality of second language writing and writing center theory, intercultural communication, second language acquisition, qualitative research methods, translation, foreign/second language teaching, and language policy.
Courses:
WP112: Writers’ Workshop
WP113: Conversation Hour for International Students
WP115E: First-Year Writing: Writing Through the Multilingual Lens
WP/EN214: Tutoring Writing in Theory and Practice

 

Paula Harrington (Interim Director, Farnham Writers’ Center)

B.A., Columbia University
Ph.D., University of California, Davis
Pronouns: She/her/hers
Paula Harrington, Ph.D. is director emerita of the Farnham Writers’ Center. She taught writing and literature for many years in the Colby Writing and English Departments. She is also a former Fulbright Scholar in France and the author, with Ronald Jenn, of Mark Twain & France: The Making of a New American Identity (2017, U. Missouri Press).  

 

 

 

 

Tutoring Staff for Academic Year 2023-24

Natalie Foster’24 (Head Tutor: Center Programing & Community Outreach)

Pronouns: She/her/hers
Hometown: Northfield, MA
Major(s): English: Creative Writing, Classical Civilizations
Interests: When I’m not at the FWC, you can find me co-captaining the Colby Dance Team, editing for Colby’s branch of HerCampus, reading in the Mary Low Coffee House, and listening to Taylor Swift! I can’t wait to work with you!  
 
 
 

Kat Mackay’24 (Head Tutor: General Operations & Tutoring Practices)
Pronouns: She/her/hers
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Major: English
Interests: Hi! I love reading fiction and fantasy; I’m currently on a nonfiction kick though! I recommend Leaving Isn’t the Hardest Thing by Lauren Hough! I love reading other people’s work and hearing a variety of voices! I look forward to working with you!
 

 

 

Elana Alevy’24  (Head Tutor: Staffing & Scheduling)
*DavisConnects Certified (Resume, Cover Letter, Application Writing)
Pronouns: She/her/hers
Hometown: Carlisle, MA
Major: Geology
Minor: Astronomy
Interests: Outside of tutoring for the FWC, I enjoy pursuing planetary geology, reading, studying small rocks, hiking big rocks, playing percussion, and training on flying trapeze.

 

 

 

Aaron Mills’24 (Head Tutor: Writing Fellows Program Coordinator)
Pronouns: He/him/his
Hometown: San Antonio, TX
Major: Government and History
Minor(s): East Asian Studies
Interests: When I’m not burrowed in coursework, you can find me in any number of places, including outside (when it’s nice) drawing or reading, working out (usually alone) at the Athletic Center, in my room curled up with the latest issue of Foreign Policy, at my friend’s streaming the latest trashy reality series, anime or K-drama or on the road to the next place to explore for the weekend. I am a lover of maps, political economics, architecture, and urban design.
 
 
Aarav Hathiramani’26
Pronouns: He/him/his
Hometown: North Brunswick, NJ
Major(s): Philosophy, Physics
Interests: I am an avid spikeballer, and enjoy playing club soccer and frisbee as well. I love to read books, though I often struggle to keep up with my ever-growing reading list!

 

 
 
 
 
 
Alex Badger’24
Pronouns: He/him/his
Hometown: Westborough, MA
Major(s): Global Studies
Interests: I am super interested in politics, baseball, and comic books.
 
 
 
 

image0.jpegAsha Butterworth’25 

(abroad Spring 2024)

Pronouns: She/her/hers
Hometown: Rockville, MD
Major(s): Anthropology, East Asian Studies
Interests: Climbing anything that resembles a rock, reading unreasonable amounts of fanfiction, and subsisting almost entirely on Spa Smartfood. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aubrey Adkins’25
(abroad Spring 2024)
Pronouns: She/her/hers
Hometown: Roanoke, VA
Major(s): English, Art History
Interests: Listening to too much music (of the indie variety), creating nail art (sporadically), copyediting for the Echo (yes I read every article), doing crosswords (the free kind), and drinking iced maple lattes (Mary Low)!
 
 
 
 
 
Audrey Loo’25 
Pronouns: She/her/hers
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Major(s): English, Visual Arts
Interests: Reading, writing, going to the beach, drawing, painting, eating
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Audrey Mullen’26
Pronouns: She/her/hers
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Major(s): Government and Economics
Interests: I am a big fan of hiking in Norcal, painting, skiing, and rock music. I’m also a student executive at the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and love talking about pretty much anything!
 
 
 
 

 

 
Carly Levinsohn’24
*DavisConnects Certified (Resume, Cover Letter, Application Writing)
Pronouns: She/her/hers
Hometown: Carmel, IN
Major(s): Computer Science, English
Interests: At Colby, I am involved in the Student Programming Board, the Colby Symphony Orchestra (playing violin), and the Waterville Junior High School Coding Club as a computer science mentor. I also love to read, swim and be with my dog Luna (pictured above).
 
 
 
Catrin Carey’25
(abroad Spring 2024)
Pronouns: She/her/hers
Hometown: Concord, MA
Major(s): Global Studies
Minor(s): Italian
Interests: Outside of being a tutor, I love hiking, running (when it’s warm out), and skiing (when it’s cold out), and if it’s too cold for anything, I enjoy knitting (I’m currently making a penguin sweater).

 

 

Cristina Panaguta’26
Pronouns: She/they
Hometown: Chisinau, Moldova
Major(s): Philosophy and Government
Interests: In my free time, you can find me playing the piano in Bixler, reading or watching a rom-com full of clichés.
 
 
 
 
 
Cynthia Zafiris’24 
*DavisConnects Certified (Resume, Cover Letter, Application Writing)
Pronouns: She/her/hers
Hometown: Glastonbury, CT
Major(s): Computer Science, History
Interests: I enjoy drawing, reading books, playing violin, watching TV, or basically anything slightly nerdy. I’m excited to get to know you and talk about writing!
 
 
Dev Purohit’25
Pronouns: he/him/his
Hometown: Queens, NY
Major(s): Government
Interests: Mock Trial, Politics, Computers, Video Games, and a little bit of everything!
 
 
 

Diana Guzman’24
*DavisConnects Certified (Resume, Cover Letter, Application Writing)
Pronouns: She/her/hers
Hometown: New York, NY
Major(s): Molecular and Cellular Biology, Biochemistry
Minor(s): Japanese
Interests: Outside of class, I spend most of my time watching anime, reading, or bumping a volleyball at the Colby Club volleyball practices. I look forward to working with you at the FWC this year!

 

Duke Ferrara’25
Pronouns: he/him/his
Hometown: Wellesley, MA
Major(s): Economics
Minor(s): Data Science
Interests: Football, statistics, economics, music, food
 
 
 
 
 
Emily Flanders’25
(abroad Spring 2024)
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Littleton, CO
Major(s): Astrophysics and English

Interests: I really enjoy competitive jump roping, hiking, listening to oodles of music, reading, working at my local mountain ropes course in the summer, and recording silly lil cassettes on my silly lil tape deck.

 
 
 
 
Emily Jeon’25
(abroad Spring 2024)
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Orange County, CA
Major(s): English and Spanish
Interests: Running and Dance
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Florence Kane’24
Pronouns: She/her/hers
Hometown: Alexandria, VA
Major(s): Psychology, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Minor(s): American Studies
Interests: Running, crossword puzzles, Taylor Swift

 

Gretchen Biegel’25 
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Standish, ME
Major(s): Science, Technology, and Society
Interests: The beach, ice cream, a good book, movies, and the outdoors!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ike Anderson’24 
Pronouns: He/him/his
Hometown: Manchester, NH
Major(s): English
Minor(s): Italian
Interests: I was born in California and then moved to Japan, North Carolina, Hawaii, and then New Hampshire. I am a Wide Receiver on Colby’s football team, and I plan on becoming a teacher after I graduate.
 
 
Javi Ubarri’25
Pronouns: He/him/his
Hometown: Glenview, IL
Major: Economics
Interests: Ice Hockey, Mountain Biking, Community Work, Travel

 

 

 

 

 
Joshua Varghese’25
Pronouns: he/him/his
Hometown: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Major: Economics with a Concentration in Financial Markets
Minor: Computer Science
Interests: I love playing rugby, soccer, and folding origami. Will also take any opportunity to skip rocks and am a self-proclaimed sandwich connoisseur.

 

 

Kara Xu’25 
Pronouns: She/her/hers
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Major: Biology with a concentration in Neuroscience and Psychology
Interests: Sports, Criminology, Working out, and All Things Nature

 

 

 

 

 

Kiara McCellon’26 
Pronouns: She/her/hers
Hometown: Manchester, NH
Major(s): English with Literature and the Environment
Minor(s): Environmental Studies
Interests: While most of my time is spent writing papers, I do manage to squeeze some in to read, play volleyball, do yoga, and sing. I also love to watch horror movies and hang out with friends!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lily Hyce’25
(abroad Spring 2024)
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Wasilla, AK
Major(s): Biology with a concentration in Neuroscience, Environmental Science with a focus in Public Health
Interests: I love singing, listening to, and playing music with friends. I am also passionate about environmental advocacy and sustainable practices in my life and the Colby Community.

 

 

 

Mairead Levitt’25 
(abroad Spring 2024)
Pronouns: She/her/hers
Hometown: Bethesda, MD
Major(s): English: Creative Writing 
Minor(s): Anthropology
Interests: Reading, writing, cereal, dogs, and watching various crime TV shows
 
 
 
 
Malia Sung’25
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Newton, MA
Major(s): History, Philosophy
Interests: Colby’s AI program, baking movies, and music

 

 

Maya Sachs’24
*DavisConnects Certified (Resume, Cover Letter, Application Writing)
Pronouns: She/her/hers
Hometown: Rockville, MD
Major(s): History, Computer Science
Interests: Soccer, singing, eating
 

 

 
Michael Chang’24
Pronouns: He/him/his
Hometown: Seoul, Republic of Korea
Major(s): Philosophy
Interests: In my free time, I like reading science fiction novels and historical facts that interest me at the moment. I also enjoy watching documentaries or videos on nature and wild animals as well. Happy to help you in FWC. 🙂
 
 
 

 

 
Mic Cosgriff’25
(abroad Spring 2024)
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Tampa, FL
Major(s): Environmental Policy and Psychology
Interests: I typically spend my free time hiking, in the pottery studio, or at the gym. I also love to spend a lot of my time with my soccer teammates!
 
 
 
 
Mira Patla’24 
Pronouns: She/her/hers
Hometown: Bedminster, NJ
Major(s): Philosophy and Music
Interests: Hi guys! I’m a senior double-majoring in Philosophy and Music. On a typical day, you might find me wandering through the arb or in Gordon’s new practice rooms playing piano🤓I’ve loved working at the FWC and can’t wait to meet you all this year!

 

 

 
Misia Delgado’24
*DavisConnects Certified (Resume, Cover Letter, Application Writing)
Pronouns: She/her/hers
Hometown: Lebanon, NH
Major(s): Government, Chemistry
Interests: In my free time I enjoy singing with my friends, playing on the ultimate frisbee team, and skiing in the mountains of New England.

 

 

 

 
Nancy O’Brien’25
(abroad Spring 2024)
Pronouns: she/her
Hometown: Reading, MA
Major: English, Studio Art
Interests: When I’m not at the FWC, I’m hiking with the COC or I’m in Bixler!

 

 

 

Narit Trikasemsak’25 
Pronouns: He/him/his
Hometown: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Major(s): Computer Science and Economics
Interests: At Colby, I play on the Men’s Club Volleyball team and am a member of Mayflower Hill Capital. On my own time, I love reading fantasy and sci-fi books, watching movies, and listening to music!

 

 

 

 

Olivia Mundy’25
(abroad Spring 2024)
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Major(s): Government/Global Studies
Interests: hiking, listening to music, crocheting, reading fiction, dogs!

 

 

 

 

Preston Lee’24 
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Hometown: Fair Haven, NJ
Major(s): Global Studies
Interests: I like hockey, Arctic Monkeys, and beating fellow tutor Ike in Smash Brothers.

 

Rohan Sajja’26
Pronouns: he/him/his
Hometown: Chadds Ford, PA
Major(s): Philosophy, English
Interests: Aside from academics, I enjoy reading fiction, cooking, and watching old movies. I also love thrifting and spending hours on Ebay looking for vintage clothes.
 
 
 
 
Sam Franklin’24 
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Hometown: Cohasset, MA
Major(s): Biology (with a concentration in Ecology and Evolution) and English
Interests: Camping, hiking, fishing, music, guitar, traveling, cooking, reading, writing.
 
 
 
 
 
Sara Holden’26
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ
Major(s): English (Creative Writing/Literature and the Environment)
Minor(s): Environmental Studies
Interests: Hello! I love reading, writing, running, and being outdoors. On campus you can catch me playing ultimate frisbee or sipping a chai at Mary Low.
 
 
 
 
Sarah Byrne’25
Pronouns: She/her/hers
Hometown: South Berwick, ME
Major(s): Computer Science and Music
Interests: Find me sitting under a tree reading James Baldwin, writing bad poetry for no one, practicing piano late at night in Bixler, or petting the owner’s cat at Sheafe Street Books in Portsmouth, NH.

 

 

 

Stacy Kim’25
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Queens, NY
Major: Psychology and Linguistics
Interests: Hi there! I love crocheting, collecting mugs, and all things blue. Outside the classroom, you might find me stargazing, tossing discs with the ultimate frisbee team, or goofing off with my friends in Colby IVCF. I’m excited to work with you at the FWC!

 

 

 

Sydney Pascal’26
Pronouns: She/her/hers
Hometown: Acton, MA
Major(s): History and Economics
Interests: I love skiing at Sunday River, playing with my dog, and going for drives with my friends. One of my favorite activities at Colby is being a CCAK mentor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tara Goday’24 
Pronouns: She/her/hers
Hometown: Milwaukee, WI
Major(s): Environmental Policy
Interests: In my free time I enjoy cooking, singing (or screaming) Taylor Swift with my friends, and sipping a miel latte in Marylow.
 
 
 

Vivian Hu’26
Pronouns: She/her/hers
Hometown: New York, NY
Major(s): Studio Art and Computer Science
Interests: Nature, hiking, music, art, and animals!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
William Molson’25
Pronouns: He/him/his
Hometown: Montreal, Canada
Major(s): Economics, Financial Markets
Interests: Surfing, Fishing, Hockey, Tennis, Dogs