Meet the Writing Consultants

Allegheny’s writing consultants are a diverse, multidisciplinary group of undergraduates with rich interests and a shared passion for working with other writers. We look forward to getting to know you and your writing in the Learning Commons.

Spring 2017 Senior Consultants:

Senior Consultants serve as assistants to the Director of Writing and as leaders among the writing consultants. They run workshops, schedule and manage matches, and facilitate the professional development of their peers in a variety of capacities.

WalterWalter Stover is a senior majoring in his two chief intellectual pursuits: economics and Chinese. He tries to read extensively and write with precision in both languages, and he welcomes the opportunity to extend what knowledge he has garnered as a result to other writers.




Rachael Charewicz is a senior Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies major.  She is a New Hampshire native who rereads the Harry Potter series every summer and enjoys stargazing, back-floating in the ocean, and apple cider donuts.  Her Meyers-Briggs personality type is INFJ.


Spring 2017 Writing Consultants:


Natalia Han is a senior majoring in biochemistry and psychology. Natalia was born in New Jersey but has lived in Guam and South Korea. During her free time, she enjoys reading, sleeping, and hanging with friends. Oddly, she is also very obsessed with the author Stephen King.



Catherine LeBlanc is a senior majoring in French and minoring in History. Catherine uses they/them or she/her pronouns. They are the Vice President of the Gender and Sexuality Alliance this year.  They are able to list off, should you ask, the names and personalities of all the cats they have owned. Catherine’s favorite authors include Terry Pratchett, Jane Austen, and Diana Wynne Jones, but mostly Terry Pratchett.



BradBradley Baronner is a senior English major and Political Science minor from Altoona, PA. He runs Cross Country and Track, and enjoys Cross Country Skiing, reading, and watching movies in his free time.




Cari Koerner WC PictureCari Koerner is a senior biochemistry major and global health studies minor from Buffalo, NY.  She stays involved on campus through Alpha Phi Omega and Allegheny UNICEF.  In her free time, she loves to learn new things, volunteer in the community, and indulge in her sweet tooth.




JacquelineJacqueline Danisi is a senior majoring in Biology and minoring in Philosophy from the Bronx, NY. She is also an active member of Alpha Chi Omega and the Allegheny Pre-Health Club. In her free time, she likes to play basketball, go hiking, and loves to try new foods, especially pasta dishes. She also has a slight obsession with cats.




rochellebiopicRochelle Rogalski is a senior Communication Arts major and Political Science/Economics double minor from Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania. On campus, she’s involved in the Allegheny Christian Outreach and Women’s Ensemble. She also enjoys reading, playing video games, listening to instrumental soundtracks, and drinking plenty of coffee.



JessicaJessica Reed is a junior majoring in English and double minoring in Spanish and Medieval and Renaissance studies. She hails from Erie, PA, otherwise known as the mistake on the lake. For fun she enjoys staying up very late and eventually regretting it, and she aspires to one day keep bees, live in a tiny house, and edit for a living.




lindsayphotoLindsay McParlane is a junior Communication Arts major and Psychology minor from Pittsburgh, PA. She has a slight obsession with Sims 3 but also enjoys long walks on the beach and helping people with their writing!




MaddieMaddie Clark is a junior neuroscience major and writing minor.  She is a proud Pittsburgh native with hopes of one day working as a health care professional.  She stays involved on campus through Kappa Kappa Gamma and volunteering at the local soup kitchen.  In her free time she enjoys country concerts, adventuring through her city, and quality time with her family.  She does not function without coffee.



Jeremy Shaban is a junior from Queens, NY majoring in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing. His minor is French Studies specifically because French Language would not satisfy the graduation requirement, and it’s still French anyway so it really makes no difference to him. He loves music, reading, and writing so much that he sometimes forgets he loves walking, too. Depending on his mood, his favorite dessert at McKinley’s is either the peach muffin or the pumpkin muffin. Or maybe the scones….

Jessica Stookey is a junior from Rochester, NY. She is a biology major and political science/psychology double minor with plans to attend law school. She is actively involved with Alpha Chi Omega and Gators for Kids. Her two favorite things are dogs and tea.




Keighley Harr is an Environmental Science major and Psychology/Music double minor. She is also a member of Alpha Phi Omega and the Grounds for Change board. She plays a few instruments, but her favorite is the French horn. She enjoys yoga, Netflix, and hanging around GFC in her free time.





HannahHannah Hart is a sophomore majoring in English. She is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is actively involved in Allegheny Christian Outreach, Gators for Kids, and Lambda Sigma. On the rare occasion that she has leisure time, she enjoys reading Jane Austen novels and watching classic films. Recently, she has become a ginger tea enthusiast.




Vanessa (AKA Ness) Thomas is a junior psychology major and communication arts minor from Pittsburgh, PA.  When she’s not busy consulting and running the Writing Center’s Facebook and Twitter accounts (follow us!), she’s busy around campus as a psychology TA and as a member of SAS, GSA, and Psych Club.  She also enjoys reading, baking, collecting cute stationery, and playing video games




LaurenOLauren Ottaviani is a sophomore English major and French Studies minor. A Pittsburgh native, she enjoys singing, reading and hiking in her spare time. She also adores chocolate, typewriters, and freshly fallen snow.






Aubrey Collins is a sophomore from Columbus, Ohio pursuing a double major in mathematics and philosophy. In her free time, she likes to read, play video games, and record music.

Anastasios (Tommy) Mihalopoulos is a sophomore majoring in Biochemistry and minoring in writing and math from Boardman, Ohio. He is also a Chemistry TA and swims competitively. In his free time, he enjoys, reading, drawing, watching movies and eating chipotle. He also enjoys lifting, running, biking and any other forms of exercise.



Austin Shaffer is a first year Psychology major from Erie, PA. Outside of the classroom, you can find him participating in Psychology Club, volunteering in Meadville on Service Saturdays, or watching movies with his friends.  Austin’s favorite book genre is realistic fiction, and his favorite authors include Stephen Chbosky, John Green, and J.K. Rowling.





Emma Himelein-Wachowiak is a baby Freshman who has therefore still not declared her major, but is strongly considering English. She is passionate about long distance running, any and all forms of nature, singing operatically, reading, poetry, meeting beautiful people, and yes, even learning. She is a huge morning person, coffee aficionado, and snow enthusiast. Her myers briggs is ENFP and she is arguably the happiest person you will ever meet.


Adena Bowden is a sophomore Global Health Studies major and Psychology minor. She is from Meadville, PA and is a board member for both the Women’s Rugby team and Grounds for Change, a mentor for Operation READ, and a research assistant for Dr. Pickering’s biopsychosocial lab. She hopes to go on to graduate school to receive her PhD in Pediatric Occupational Therapy.