Who are the Writing Associates?

All Writing Associates are current Trinity College Students who exhibit excellence in the art of writing and share a passion for improving the writing of their peers using a collaborative approach. Writing Associates are selected from a wide variety of academic majors, and are identified by their professors as outstanding writers. Writing Associates undergo a rigorous training curriculum that includes completing RHET 302, Writing Theory and Practice. The Writing Associates Program was created in 1989 to supplement faculty efforts and encourage a positive writing culture at Trinity.

Learn more about applying to be a writing associate.

Meet this year’s Writing Associates!​

Megan Caljouw Megan Caljouw ‘20
Majors: French and English Literature
Message: Personally, I love writing because it allows me to explore languages on a deeper level. Being a Writing Associate not only lets me help others learn, but it also lets me learn from others and their experiences. This learning exchange encourages a close-knit community here at Trinity. Helping others with writing has always been one of my favorite activities, because it allows us to understand one another better, regardless of our backgrounds.
Matt DeMichele Matt DeMichele IDP
Message: Writing for a class, or even for leisure, can sometimes feel like daunting effort. That’s where we come in. If you’re unsure how we might best be able to help you with your unique assignment, might I just say that each tutor here at the Trinity Writing Center is well equipped to work with any student in any major with any project, even if it’s a physics lab report. If you decide to come by, you’ll likely find encouragement, some refinement, and definitely candy….there always seems to be TONS…of CANDY!
Max Eichner Max Eichner ’20
Major: Public Policy and Law
Message: Ever since I was a peer tutor in high school, I have always enjoyed working with others. Being a fluid and coherent writer is such an important skill and I look forward to assisting others in developing their own style and voice. The Writing Center is a great place to not only improve writing, but cultivate diverse ideas regarding the writing process.
Jenna Gershman Jenna Gershman ’20
Majors: American Studies and Public Policy & Law
Noelle Lucien Noelle Lucien ’20
Message: Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve been passionate about stories, whether that be writing them or reading them. I’m so excited for this opportunity to be a Writing Associate because I hope I can inspire people to love writing as much as I do.
Sarah Thomas ​Sarah Thomas ’20
Major: German Studies
​Aidan Arnold Aidan Arnold ’21
Major: Political Science
Minor: Community Action
In addition to working at the Writing Aenter, I am a First-Year Mentor and a member of the Mock Trial Team.
Amanda Lafferty ​Amanda Lafferty ’21
Manny Rodriguez Manny Rodriguez ’20
Major: Human Rights Studies and Educational Studies
Minor: Legal Studies
Message: The ability to express yourself through writing is one of the most important skills to have in life. I am lucky to be a Writing Associate and have the opportunity to help others find their voice.
Lillia Schmidt Lillia Schmidt ’21
Message: I am so excited to be working as a Writing Associate this year, and not only because I love writing. Our Writing Center is an important place to grow individually, learn collectively, and exchange new ideas that can tear down stereotypes and embrace the diversity here at Trinity. I am proud to be a part of it!
​Sara Barrett ​Sara Barrett ’21
Majors: English and Educational Studies
Message: Helping others is a huge part of my life, and being a writing associate lets me to this with something I love: writing! I am so excited to collaborate with my peers and improve them as writers while building my own writing abilities, too. We have so many amazing people on this campus, and I can’t wait to hear their opinions on all different types of topics from their papers.
​Macie Bridge ​Macie Bridge ’21
Major: English (Creative Writing)
Minors: Rhetoric, Writing, and Media Studies and Religious Studies
Message: If there’s anything I love more than writing myself, it’s definitely helping others to love their own writing. I think that writing is a profound and timeless way to explore ideas and express ourselves, and it’s amazing to be able to share in this process with other Trinity students. The Writing Center is such an awesome place for growth, and I’m thrilled to be a part of it!
​Madeline Spencer-Orrell ​Madeline Spencer-Orrell ’20
Majors: English and Psychology
Message: Writing is something that will be important throughout life, and everyone can always improve as a writer. I’m excited to help my peers with their writing processes while learning from them through collaboration.
Patrick Simpson Patrick Simpson ’20
Majors: English (Creative Writing) and Film studies
Message: Writing has always been a passion of mine, ever since I worked for my school’s literary magazine. The ability to write effectively is a vital skill in the modern world and I’d like to help students develop their understanding of the writing process.
Eleanor Faraguna Eleanor Faraguna ’21
Major: Psychology and Educational Studies
Message: “The role of the writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say.”
-Anais Nin
I think the most important process is discovering what we seem unable to say. The Writing Center is a place for this exploration to take place and being a Writing Associate allows me to be a part of this magical process.
Carey Maul Carey Maul ’21
Major: English
Hannah Stebbins Hannah Stebbins ’20
Major: English
Minor: Rhetoric
​Sydney Goldman Sydney Goldman ’21