Director | PhD
Erin has directed the Odegaard Writing and Research Center since August, 2019. She received her Ph.D. in English Literature and Film from the University of Texas at Austin in 2018. In Texas, she spent five years working in the writing center as both a tutor and an administrator. As Director, Erin creates and executes the OWRC’s long-term plans and projects, oversees the OWRC’s curriculum, and facilitates both new on-going relationships with faculty, academic departments and other support services at UW.
Hope St. John
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 University of Washington, she has taught and tutored an array of anthropology coursework and spent the 2018-2019 academic year running the Anthropology Writing and Research Center. She is passionate about interdisciplinary dialogue and cross-disciplinary collaboration. In her spare time, Hope enjoys doing film photography, seeing art, and riding the local ferries.
Student Program Assistant
Sára is a third-year undergraduate double majoring in Law, Societies and Justice and Sociology. They hope to become a human rights and immigration lawyer in the future. Sára mostly does research and writes about current issues regarding human rights in the Global South and Latin America. They have mentored high school students on college applications and writing their personal statements through the UW Dream Project. Outside of school and work, Sára loves to write and perform slam poetry, work out, hike, go cycling, go out with their friends, dance and bake!
Spanish, English, Portuguese