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 2022 Lead Consultants
Sydney Emerson is a senior from Bradford, Pennsylvania. She is an English major and a history minor comping in fiction. On campus, she can be found doing improv with the Egg Detectives, editing the opinion section of The Campus, and staring into the middle distance while listening to true crime podcasts.
Ezra Glaser is a lead writing consultant and has been working on the staff for three years. They are a second semester senior majoring in communication arts with a double minor in political science and writing. In his free time, Ezra enjoys reading, drawing, watching the same few shows on repeat, and hanging out with their cat.
Fall 2022 Writing Consultants
Katie Wagner is a junior 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 junior 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. **Becky is studying away in Spain this semester**
Hayley Simon is a senior 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 secretary of the Equestrian Club and competes on behalf of the team. She is also a senior editor for The Allegheny Review, secretary of Newman Catholic Campus Ministry, and the senior representative of the English department. In her free time, she enjoys working on short stories/poems, art, reading, and photography.
Tiaralei Cade is a senior 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.
Emma Anderson is a senior 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.
Lottie Mateyak is a junior 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.
Kelsey Anderson is a senior 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.
Lirona Wainer-Yaffe is a junior majoring in English and minoring is psychology and political science. On campus, she is involved with Orchesis, The Allegheny Review, and Allegheny Hillel. She is also the Prose Editor for Overkill, and the junior representative of the English department. In her free time, she enjoys reading, playing the piano, and salsa dancing.
Isaac Hammer is a sophomore from Erie, Pennsylvania. They haven’t figured out what they want to major in yet, but they are currently interested in the fields of Environmental Science, Journalism, and Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies. On campus, they are a member of AGES and play on the Esports team. In their free time, they enjoy watching movies, playing video games, and hiking.