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Meet the UWC Team

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Name: Abe
Major: English
Abe is a third-year English major. He was born and raised in San Francisco, California. Abe has always had a passion for writing and reading and is excited to help others with their papers and assignments. He hopes to become a teacher and to continue helping others when it comes to education. He spends a lot of his time reading and talking about how much he loves San Francisco, dogs and Christmas.
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Name: Adriana
Major: Psychology
Minor: Spanish
Adriana is a second year Psychology major with a minor in Spanish and is from sunny Los Angeles, California. She enjoys critical thinking to understand the relationship between reading, writing, and academic research. While at the Writing Center, Adriana wishes to create a learning environment in which each student can improve upon their writing skills and creativity as authors. She is determined to make each tutoring session a positive experience by engaging in effective communication with her peers and helping them develop their voice as writers.


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Name: Evelyn
Major: Biological Sciences
Minor: Creative Writing
My name is Evelyn Rodarte, and I am a second year Biological Science major with a minor in Creative Writing. I am from Koreatown, Los Angeles and I really enjoy exploring and going on adventures. During my first year at UC Merced I really took advantage of the Writing Center and found it to be an extremely beneficial resource. I am looking forward to collaborating with students and ultimately help them find their voice in writing. As the novelist C.S Lewis said “You can make anything by writing.”
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Name: Jessica
Major: Psychology
Jessica Chapman is a second-year psychology major and was born and raised in San Diego, California. Jessica is ready to help the aspiring student author reach their fullest potential within the literary world as well as assist with the everyday college writing assignment. Jessica believes that writing is an essential tool in explaining exciting ideas as well as a crucial part of everyday life. Writing is very special to Jessica and she can’t wait to assist you in creating and inspiring others. “Write. Rewrite. When not writing or rewriting, read. I know of no shortcuts.” —Larry L. King


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Name: Erin Goldin
University Writing Center Director