Meet Our Staff

 

Susan Hagan

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Interim Assistant Director

Susan has taught first-year English at UMass Dartmouth for seventeen years and brings this specialized knowledge to her work supporting tutors at the WRC. Susan enjoys writing, gardening, meditation, yogaask her about these subjects or her son and you're sure to see her light up with enthusiasm! In addition to her work in the English Department and the WRC, Susan teaches in the Clemente Course in the Humanities and is the Online Tutoring Coordinator for the tutoring centers on campus.

Contact:

shagan@umassd.edu

 Susan Savaria

Writing Center Assistant

Interim Assistant Director

Susan earned both her bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Massachuetts Dartmouth and has taught first-year English at UMD for eighteen years. She has a long history at the Writing and Reading Center, having started her employment as an undergraduate 22 years ago and has continued her involvement in the Center (on and off) ever since. It is safe to say that she loves this university and her work in general, be it in the classroom or the WRC. In addition to those loves, her heart extends to three others--  her husband, Andrew, and her two amazing children, Olivia and Asher.

Contact:

ssavaria@umassd.edu

Raksa Proeun

Writing & Reading Center Graduate Assistant

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Program: English Literature/History/Education

Year: Graduate

Interests: Watching movies, gaming, and reading

Tutoring: Literary theory and analysis 

WRC Tutors

 

Daberny Antione

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Major: Psychology, Crime and Justice Studies

Graduation Year: 2021

Interests: Music theory, video games, cooking, murder mystery novels

Tutoring Specialties / Favorite Topics: English, history, current events, MLA format, organization

 

Busola Awobode

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Major: English

Graduation Year: 2022

Interests: writing,reading,movies,drawing

Tutoring Specialities/ Favorite Topics: Englsih, creative and argumentative writing, history, organization

 

Alyssa Buffington

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Pronouns: She/her

Major: English

Graduation Year: 2021

Interests: reading, writing, baking, video games, history

Tutoring Specialities/Favorite Topics: English papers, argument essays, historical papers, proper essay formatting, brainstorming/outlining

 

Alyssa Langmeyer

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Prounouns: She/Her

Major: Political Science

Graduation Year 2021

Interests: Politics, science fiction, cooking

Tutoring Specialties/Favorite Topics: Argumentative and research papers, outlining, political science papers

 

Christopher McGuiness

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Major: History

Graduation Year: 2020

Interests: History, reading, movies, TV, video games

Tutoring Specialties / Favorite Topics: History and English

 

Matthew Millman

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Pronouns: He/him

Major: Psychology

Year: Graduate Student

Interests: History, biking, movies, and games

Tutoring Specialties / Favorite Topics: Psychology writing, sociology, and brainstorming

 

Kasey Neves

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Major: Psychology

Graduation Year: Fall 2020

Interests: Taekwondo, reading, writing, drawing, painting, music

Tutoring Specialties / Favorite Topics: English, environmental science, psychological thrillers

 

Katrina Perry

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Major: Crime and Justice

Graduation Year: 2020

Interests: Playing field hockey and hanging with friends

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Kayleigh Sauyet

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Major: English undeclared

Graduation Year: 2021

Interests: Reading, writing, riding horses, and film

Tutoring Specialties / Favorite Topics: English, creative writing, philosophy, film

 

Ashley Street

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Major: Anthropology

Graduation Year: 2021

Interests: Reading

Tutoring Specialties / Favorite Topics: English, history

 

WRC Receptionists

 

Caroline Dacosta

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Major: Crime and Justice Studies

Graduation Year: 2022

Interests: Soccer, music, learning new languages

Makayla Jordan

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Major: English

Graduation Year: 2021

Interests: Makeup, sleeping, and writing

Jose Marin

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Major: Biology Concentration Pre-Med

Graduation Year: 2020

Interests: Anime, reading, video games, music, TV, biking, hiking

Maia Rogers

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Major: Psychology

Graduation Year: 2020

Interests: Writing, scary movies, video games, chicken broccoli alfredo

Evan Tima

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Major: Business and Marketing

Year: Junior

Interests: Music, photography, traveling

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