The Clark University Writing Center has a Director and a staff of graduate and undergraduate Writing Consultants who are described below.
Jennifer has been working at Clark since 2000, and has been the Director of the Writing Center and Writing Program since 2006. During her time at Clark, Jennifer has taught a variety of courses, including Expository Writing, Queer Horror, Writing: The Beats (a course that studies texts from Beat Generation writers), and she has taught Continuing Education courses in both literature and film.
Jennifer comes to this position with a lengthy history in the Worcester area. She graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a degree in Humanities; after working as a technical writer in the area, Jennifer decided to pursue a graduate degree in English from Clark University.
Henry is from Burlington, Vermont, and is currently a Junior here at Clark. He is an Economics major, but studies Chinese Language and Political Science as well. He is also serving as the Vice-Chair of the Judiciary Committee on the Student Council. Outside of work and academics, Henry is an artist; he enjoys illustration, music production, and screen printing designs onto clothing. He feels most comfortable when he is hiking, traveling, or having a good conversation over a cup (or three) of coffee. Eventually, Henry wants to find a career which is based on both economics and art.
During her undergrad, Mel majored in English and double minored in Education and History. She studied abroad and student taught in Bath, England, and was involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters and Clark’s English Honor Society. Mel is currently a fifth year student in the M.A.T. program, where she teaches 12th grade English at South High in Worcester. She is a coffee fiend, lover of literature, and always looking for a reason to laugh. Mel aspires to be a secondary English teacher, curriculum developer, and educational policy reformer.
Azariah is a senior studying English with a minor in Computer Science. Outside of the Writing Center, they can also be found in the Choices office or browsing the grocery store. Aside from textual analysis, their main interests are baking, bad television, and the banjo. They hope to pursue a career related to publishing.
Elyse is a senior at Clark double majoring in Political Science and History. She hails from the Rochester, New York area and has four cats back home that she misses dearly. Outside of class, Elyse is involved in Youth Outreach Worcester and is the opinions section editor for The Scarlet. She is currently working on her honors thesis with the history department. In rare moments of free time, she can be found journaling, having painting nights with her roommates, and watching The Office or Parks and Rec. She aspires to be as much like Leslie Knope as possible.
Wendy was born and raised in New York City and is a proud New Yorker. She is a senior English and Community, Youth, and Education Studies double major with a concentration in Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies. Outside of the Writing Center, she serves as a co-organizer for the bi-monthly open mic and arts showcase, Floetic Fridays and is an after school teaching fellow for non-profit organization, Breakthrough Greater Boston. Wendy is very intentional about participating in transformative community spaces and similar creative activities. She aspires to be a public school English teacher in urban areas and maybe a writer some day. Lover of all things fashion and make-up, you will always catch her with winged eyeliner (… unless she was really in a hurry)!
After graduating with a B.A. in Earth Systems Science, Mary is now a 5th year graduate student studying Environmental Science & Policy. Although she is pursuing an outdoor career, she also loves researching psychology, philosophy and the arts. A poet at heart, she has a knack for expressing complex ideas and crafting “the perfect sentence.” Her dreams include backpacking the Pacific Crest Trail, joining a band, and walking on her hands.
Mary spent her childhood living at the library and dreaming up fantastical stories. Now, she is older, wiser, and happy to help at any step of the writing process!
Pauline is a senior at Clark with a double major in Community, Youth and Education Studies and Art History. She plans to teach secondary social studies at public schools in urban areas. Then she wants to move on to become a professor of education/educational researcher. In addition to working at the Writing Center, Pauline is a co-organizer for the bi-monthly community gathering space and arts showcase, Floetic Fridays. She loves reading theoretical articles or other nonfiction and spends too much time “perfecting” and nit-picking her essays. A true New Yorker at heart, she spends her spare time thrifting/shopping, visiting art museums or galleries, and wandering the city with friends.
Karla is a senior at Clark majoring in Political Science with a concentration in American Government and Public Policy. She lives in Auburn, Massachusetts and has commuted to and from campus since she was a freshman (so, if you’re wondering why you have not seen her around campus, that’s why!). She is also the daughter of Lebanese immigrants and is a second-generation college student.
In her spare time, she interns at Congressman McGovern’s office in Worcester and works per diem at a nursing and rehabilitation center in Shrewsbury. When she is not immersing herself in the world of American politics, she enjoys watching movies, playing with puppies, and practicing her carpool karaoke skills.