Odegaard Writing and Research Center

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Mandy Macklin


Mandy earned her Ph.D. in English (Language & Rhetoric) from the University of Washington, Seattle and M.A. (Rhetoric and Composition) and B.A. (English Literature) from California State University, Northridge. Mandy specializes in writing studies, rhetorical theory, genre studies, and writing program administration. Her work focuses on supporting writing across differences and developing practices that support…

Languages: English

Jesse Webster

Assistant Director

Jesse has been working at the OWRC since April of 2020. He has a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Bachelor of Science in Education from Drexel University. He previously has spent the past seven years working in libraries, and is excited to bring all he has learned in research, academic writing, and time…

Jessica Moskowitz

Admin Assistant 3

Jessica began her UW career 20 years ago when she moved to Seattle from Las Vegas as an undergraduate. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and Sociology in 2006, followed by her Master’s degree in Library and Information Science in 2010. During her tenure, she has worked at the Gallagher Law Library and the…

Hope St. John

Graduate Coordinator

Hope is a fifth-year doctoral student in the Department of Anthropology, where she focuses on sociocultural anthropology, visual ethnography, and urban China. She holds a BA in Urban Studies and Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences from the University of Washington Tacoma and an MA in Chinese Studies from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. At the…

Languages: English


Research Librarian

Amanda is the Teaching & Learning Program Librarian and the Geography Librarian. She chairs the UW Libraries Teaching & Learning Group and coordinates the Odegaard Undergraduate Library education program and loves working with instructors to teach research skills and resources to students. Holding one-on-one research and writing consultations with students is her favorite part of…


Graduate Tutor

Maria is a first-year master’s student in the UW College of Education, studying learning sciences and human development. She graduated from UW with a bachelor’s degree in political science and a minor in Spanish language. Maria worked for a few years as a teacher in Pk-8 schools before returning to UW to study education psychology….


Research Librarian

Anne is the Anthropology and Archaeology Librarian for the UW Libraries. She reads a lot of graphic novels and comics, which explains why she has so many geeky posters in her office. See Anne’s libguide profile below:


Graduate Tutor

Jeremiah is a second year master’s student in the MATESOL program with a BA in Linguistics from the University of California, Davis. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish and Latin. He has tutored for a total of five years, in Davis as well as in his hometown of Redding, and he teaches writing and…

Languages: English, Latin, Norwegian, Spanish


Research Librarian

Deborah is a reference and instruction librarian at Odegaard. Her background includes a MM in Musicology (aka the study of the history and literature of music) and a MS in Information Science along with 25 years as a music information specialist and educator. She is an armchair philosopher who has been described by peers to…

Suh Young

Multilingual Speaker, Undergraduate Tutor

Suh Young is a junior double-majoring in Statistics and Classics (the Greek and Roman kind) and minoring in Mathematics. She is also an avid reader and writer who enjoys literary analysis, creative writing, and niche research topics. As someone in both STEM and humanities, she’s always happy to talk about how and where the two…

Languages: English, Korean, Latin


Research Librarian

Harry is the African, American Ethnic, and American Indian Studies Librarian. He is also a member of Odegaard Undergraduate Library’s top-notch research librarian team. A Florida native, Harry received his Master of Science in Library Service from Columbia University in the City of New York. Harry also has a Master of Applied Social Sciences from…


Undergraduate Tutor

Janine is a senior undergraduate pursuing a dual-degree in English-Creative Writing and Speech & Hearing Sciences. With prior tutoring experience from another institution, she enjoys working with writers on developing narratives within personal statements, cover letters, and brainstorming or outlining ideas. She is happy to assist in helping writers with any part of the writing…

John H.


John is the Expository Writing Librarian at the UW and a co-founder of the Writing & Research Center. He has a B.A. in English Studies from Michigan State University and an M.S. in Information Science from Wayne State University and has spent most of his librarianship teaching and promoting effective information use. John savors the ways in which the OWRC brings…


Undergraduate Tutor

Shenna is a junior undergraduate student doubling in Human Centered Design & Engineering, and Early Childhood & Family Studies. Her academic interests include human-computer interaction, physical computing, accessibility in design, and ways technology can help bring families together. As a student in Social Sciences and STEM, she is always open to discussing intersections between humanities…

Languages: English, Korean


Multilingual Speaker, Multilingual Support Tutor, Undergraduate Tutor

Lauren is a fourth-year student double majoring in Social Work and Education, Communities, and Organizations while minoring in Music. Through her experiences at UW, she has become familiar with writing personal statements, cover letters, literary analyses, and research papers. Aside from those, she is always happy to help writers with other types of writing. From…

Languages: English, Tagalog


Multilingual Speaker, Multilingual Support Tutor, Undergraduate Tutor

Julianne is a senior double majoring in Geography data science and Real Estate. As a multilingual speaker, Julianne is passionate about bridging the challenges that multilingual students and writers experience. She has worked with a lot of multilingual and ESL students from two institutions, which has opened opportunities for her to collaborate with students. She…

Languages: English, Ilocano, Tagalog


Undergraduate Tutor

Nardose is a second year at the Foster School of Business majoring in Finance and Information Systems. She has previously worked as a writing tutor at Highline College for two years. In her spare time, she likes to play the bass, watch movies, or take care of her cat and plants! 

Languages: Amharic, English


Undergraduate Tutor

Jamie is a senior studying Communication and Entrepreneurship. Through various classes and other opportunities at UW, she has gained both experience and familiarity in pieces such as personal statements, research papers, cover letters and more. She hopes to help writers feel confident in their writing style in any point of the writing process. Outside of…

Languages: English, Japanese


Undergraduate Tutor

Gwen is a second year undergraduate student planning to study economics and political science. This is her first year at OWRC, but she worked as a writing tutor in the past and is excited to support writers in a variety of fields. She especially enjoys working on argumentative essays, literary analyses, and personal statements, but will help…

Languages: English


Undergraduate Tutor

Anita is a third-year undergraduate student majoring in International Studies on the Development track. She enjoys helping writers in all stages of writing, but particularly enjoys assisting with the brainstorming and refinement stages. Additionally, she likes working with a variety of writing including personal statements and research papers. Outside of school, she enjoys cooking, listening…


Undergraduate Tutor

Mackenzie is a fourth-year undergraduate majoring in Business Administration – Marketing and minoring in English (Writing) and Real Estate. She is familiar with personal statements, job applications, cover letters, resumes, and essays for many different types of English and business classes. She enjoys collaborating with other undergraduate and graduate students to help them with organizational,…

Languages: English


Emily is a third-year undergraduate majoring in English Language and Literature and intending to minor in Education, Learning, and Society. She is happy to work with writers on all kinds of pieces, but particularly enjoys literary analysis, creative writing, and personal statements. She loves helping writers clarify their thoughts and express themselves confidently and compellingly. In…

Ian Guan


Ian is a senior studying Molecular Biology and English. He has held a variety of writing, research, and education roles throughout his time at UW—including being a science writing intern for the U.S. Department of Energy, a production manager for Grey Matters, a management consultant for the UW Consulting Association, and a pre-K to 5th…

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Lou is a fourth-year undergraduate pursuing an English degree with departmental honors, and minors in Art History and Gender Women and Sexuality Studies. Their academic interests include book arts, queer and feminist arts, the coming-of-age genre, and education. Outside of the OWRC, Lou is also a Copy Editor for The Daily. In their free time,…

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Ellie is a second-year undergraduate planning to major in Physics and Communications. This is her first year working as a writing tutor, but has worked prior as a math tutor and as a science communication intern. Although she would love to meet writers working at any stage, she is extra excited to see word-vomit pages…