Academic Support Programs

The CLUE Team

Terra Hoy

Front Desk Manager

I am a queer transwoman of color, passionate about feminism. I want to continue develop a holistic, realistic vision of public health and help fill in gaps within the health-care support for queer and transgender folks, as well as other underprivileged populations. I also have a passion for learning about contemporary issues with minority groups like people of color, gender and sex minorities, those physically/mentally challenged, and those socially displaced to name a few. I care a lot about intersectionality, and thus acknowledge that queer and transgender inequalities are issues not often isolated. I am proud to say that my career pathway will help me become a leader, pushing for equality and hopefully equity. For me, this starts at CLUE.

While I myself am not a tutor, I as one of the front desk managers work with other leads and directors in order to facilitate an environment which promotes education and learning at independent and social levels. My partner Nala and I assist in coordinating these teaching grounds to contribute to the academic success of other students, thus improving social mobility for undergraduate students. The role of education is powerful in that it closes the gaps in inequality. To me, CLUE is thus a pipeline towards equality and I am honored to be in the presence of my peers and other students.

Oh, and I also really like Pokémon. 

Nala Williams

Front Desk Manager

I'm a Front Desk Queen, stationery enthusiast, and future cat lady. At the UW, I study Anthropology and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. My academic passions include ethical archeology, learning languages, and making academia accessible to marginalized communities and in non-academic spaces, and stressing about school. Traveling, reading, blogging, scrapbooking, and Netflix are some of my hobbies.

As a Front Desk Manager of CLUE, my goal is to create a space where students feel comfortable to ask questions, feel more confident in their studies, and have a relaxed environment conducive to learning. Feel free to ask me about studying abroad, double majoring, learning Arabic, and the UW Interdisciplinary Honors Program!

Annie Lewis

Lead Writing Center Tutor

Hello! My name is Annie. I’m an undergrad double majoring in English and History and double minoring in Spanish and Jewish studies. Intellectual challenge, community building, and student empowerment—three of my top values—are exemplified by my participation in three University Honors Programs: Interdisciplinary Honors, English Departmental Honors, and History Departmental Honors. My specialty knowledge in English is focused on trauma studies, identity and identity-based conflict, and modernity. In history, I am most well-versed in holocaust studies, Jewish studies and European history. I would love to help you with any sort of interdisciplinary writing!

After graduation, I plan on having a career in Academic Support Programs, so working as the Writing Center Lead at CLUE is a very exciting opportunity to me. Coming from an underprivileged background myself, I understand how difficult it can be to transition into college-level writing. However, the Writing Center team is ready to help you with any sort of challenge you may be facing, whether it be with an assignment, major application, resume, cover letter, or grad school application! We help with all parts of the writing process from brainstorming to final polishing. Writing Center Tutors come from diverse backgrounds and represent a wide variety of majors, so we are equipped to help you with whatever task you are facing. Everyone has something to take away from a Writing Center session- I hope to see you at CLUE soon!

Jesse Ashworth

Lead Math Tutor

Hey fellow Huskies!  My name is Jesse and I'm the lead math tutor for CLUE.  I'm an undergrad, double majoring in math and physics and minoring in chemistry.  I'm one of those nerdy guys who wonders exactly how the universe works, and I aspire to study mathematical and theoretical physics to help find some answers and share them with the world.  If you're at all into that sort of thing, or anything related to math, physics, and/or research, I'd be happy to chat with you about it!

One of the things I love about math tutoring is witnessing first-hand the light bulb going off in a student's head when he or she comes to a clearer understanding of a concept.  Math can be very challenging, but I think that the challenges involved can be overcome with dedication and a positive mindset.  If you think you can get better at math and you apply yourself and seek help when you need it, you WILL get better, and perhaps come to enjoy math more as a result!  CLUE is an awesome resource to help you with this process; when I'm not tutoring, I go to CLUE to study and get tutored myself!

Outside of school and tutoring, I love to watch anime, read manga, surf the internet, and bury myself in a good fantasy/sci-fi book.  I'm a huge Pokémon fanatic and have been since I was little, so I'm always excited to meet other Pokémon fans!

Cynthis Wong

Lead Chemistry Tutor

Nick Fong

Lead Physics Tutor