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 Maytum Center for Student Success.


Fall 2021 Writing Consultants


Lauren Isaacs is a senior from a town just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  She is an English major with a Chemistry minor. On campus, she is involved in UNICEF, Overkill Literary Magazine, Hillel, and the swimming and diving team.  In her leisure time, she enjoys reading, writing, photography, scrapbooking, and hiking.

 

 

 


Katie Wagner is a Sophomore who grew up mostly in Southern California. She decided to become a Writing Consultant because it built upon previous experience informally tutoring her siblings, and formally holding tutoring positions in high school. In her opinion, helping people through tutoring is one of the best ways to connect with others. On campus, she is also a GFC volunteer and a sister of ADPi. Currently, she has not declared a major or minor, but is leaning towards English and Education.

 

 


Becky Pechmann is a sophomore from a small town in western North Carolina. She enjoys studying Spanish, mathematics, and education. On campus, she enjoys volunteering at GFC and going to SEA meetings. In her free time, Becky likes to read, hike, and embroider.

 

 

 

 


Hayley Simon is a junior from Wexford, Pennsylvania. She is an English major with an emphasis in creative writing and a psychology minor. She chose to become a writing consultant because she has experienced being on the other end and sees the clear benefits of helping a student discover their own skills. On campus, she is the fundraising chair of the Equestrian Club and competes on behalf of the team. She is also a senior editor for The Allegheny Review and secretary of Newman Catholic Campus Ministry. In her free time, she enjoys working on future novels, art, reading, and biking.

 

 


Tiaralei Cade is a sophomore double majoring in Global Health Studies and Environmental Studies and minoring in Chinese.  She is from Cambridge, England. On campus, she is involved on the tennis team, the International Club, GAP, and A5. During her free time, she enjoys playing the piano, traveling, hiking, and learning new languages.

 

 

 


Sydney Emerson is a junior from Bradford, Pennsylvania. She is an English major and a history minor. On campus, she can be found doing improv with the Egg Detectives, stage managing at the Playshop Theatre, and staring into the middle distance while listening to true crime podcasts. She is an avid photographer, traveler, and cemetery explorer.

 

 


Emma Anderson is a junior from Rochester, New York. She is majoring in Psychology with a Writing minor. On campus, she is involved with the Cognitive Humanities Lab in addition to the field hockey and track & field teams. In her free time, she likes to write, read, and cook.

 

 

 


Rachel Mason is a senior from Meadville, Pennsylvania. She is double majoring in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Global Health Studies. Rachel chose to become a Writing Consultant because she believes that everyone has the ability to become a great writer as long as they are given the proper resources and time. In her free time, she enjoys baking, hiking, and reading.

 

 


Kelsey Anderson is a junior from Rochester, New York. She is an English major with a minor in Economics. On campus, she is a part of the field hockey and track & field teams and is a member of the Women in Business and Economics Club. In her free time, she enjoys baking, reading, and drawing.

 

 

 


Jacob Opie is a senior from Bethel Park, Pennsylvania (just south of Pittsburgh). He is a Communication Arts major with a double minor in Writing and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. He also works as a TA in the Video Production Lab and is involved in Overkill Literary Magazine. In his free time, he enjoys writing, cooking, watching films, and listening to podcasts.

 

 

 


Lottie Mateyak is a sophomore from a small town in eastern PA. She is double majoring in Neuroscience and Biology, with a minor in English. On campus, she is involved with the Wind Ensemble and Symphony. In her free time, she enjoys reading and writing, watching movies, kicking acorns, and cleaning her plants.

 

 

 


Cecilia Morris is a senior from North Ridgeville, Ohio. She is majoring in creative writing, with dual minors in education and environmental writing. When not reading or baking, she spends most of her off time hiking and foraging in the forests around Meadville. Cecilia is currently working on her senior thesis in poetry and is very interested in how the themes and symbolism of nature intersect with non-bianary bodies and identities.