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Graduate OCTs

Erica Bower

Erica Bower

Graduate OCT

Academic specialties: 
Social sciences
Enjoys coaching:
Research presentations (academic and non-academic audiences)

Victoria Comesanas

Victoria Comesanas

Graduate OCT

Academic specialties: 
Social sciences
Enjoys coaching:
Mock interviews, speeches/presentations

Isabel Delwel

Isabel Delwel

Graduate OCT

Academic specialties: 
Natural sciences
Enjoys coaching: 
Zoom & In-person research/conference talks, storytelling, slide design

Oscar Diaz

Oscar Diaz

Graduate OCT

Academic specialties: 
Natural sciences
Enjoys coaching:
Speech anxiety, thesis/qualifying exam talks, PWR2

Niki Goularte

Niki Goularte

Graduate OCT

Academic specialties: 
Biosciences
Enjoys coaching:
Oral exam, group meeting, thesis defense, speech anxiety

Alvin Han

Alvin Han

Graduate OCT

Academic specialties: 
Natural sciences
Enjoys coaching:
Presentations/slide design

Aiyanna Herrera

Aiyana Herrera

Graduate OCT

Academic specialties: 
Engineering
Speaking expertise:
Slide deck design and organization, speech anxiety, cutting down time, technical / research presentations
Enjoys coaching:
Slide deck design!

Menelik James

Menelik James

Graduate OCT

Academic specialties: 
Environmental Engineering (water treatment)
Speaking expertise:
Interview anxiety and project presentations
Enjoys coaching:
Consulting interview or speech anxiety

Christine (Jiarui) Pu

Christine Pu

Graduate OCT

Academic specialties: 
Engineering, development economics, social sciences
Enjoys coaching:
Mock/consulting interview, thesis defense, oral exam

Undergraduate OCTs

Analaura Amezquita Calam

Analaura Amezquita Calam

Class of 2022

Major: 
International Relations
Enjoys coaching:
PWR 2, debate speeches, mock interviews, and helping multi-lingual learners find confidence in their oral presentation skills. My favorite topics include storytelling, speech anxiety, and slide design.

Can also tutor in Spanish and Portuguese

Marli Bosler

Marli Bosler

Class of 2024

Major: 
Undecided!
Enjoys coaching:
Voice, timing, speech and presentation structure

Emily Broadhurst

Emily Broadhurst

Class of 2023

Major: 
Mechanical Engineering
Enjoys coaching:
Speech Anxiety, PWR2, Voice

Gema Quetzal Cardenas

Class of 2023

Major: 
Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity
Enjoys coaching:
Speech and Presentations

Robert Castaneros

Robert Castaneros

Class of 2024

Major: 
Political Science
Enjoys coaching:
Presentation Skills, Speech Anxiety, Speech Delivery

Aileen Chang

Aileen Chang

Class of 2024

Major: 
Economics and Communications
Enjoys coaching:
Body language, humor, speech anxiety, and delivery

Can also tutor in Japanese

Isabelle Coloma

Isabelle Coloma

Class of 2024

Major: 
International Relations and East Asian Studies
Enjoys coaching:
Speech delivery, body language, speech anxiety and slide organization!

Hannah Cussen

Hannah Cussen

Class of 2023

Major: 
Computer Science, Biocomputation track
Enjoys coaching:
Oorganizing a speech, slide design, PWR2

Annabelle Davis

Annabelle Davis

Class of 2024

Major: 
Undeclared, Creative Writing minor
Enjoys coaching:
Speech structure, speaking style

TaNia Donatto

TaNia Donatto

Class of 2023

Major: 
Materials Science and Engineering with a Creative Writing minor
Enjoys coaching:
PWR2, voice, slide design, outline/storytelling

Jackson Doyle

Jackson Doyle

Class of 2022

Major: 
Art History and Classics
Enjoys coaching:
PWR, speech anxiety, and breath control

Catie Fee

Catie Fee

Class of 2024

Major: 
Sociology, minor in human rights
Enjoys coaching:
Speech anxiety, content and structure of a presentation

Joey Friedman

Joey Friedman

Class of 2023

Major: 
Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Honors Thesis: Education
Enjoys coaching:
Adapting written to spoken, unscripted delivery, organization, and storytelling.

Adi Garner

Adrianna Garner

Class of 2022

Major: 
Art History and Comparative Literature
Enjoys coaching:
PWR2 and voice work

Emily Gurwitz

Emily Gurwitz

Class of 2024

Major: 
Biomechanical Engineering
Enjoys coaching:
Incorporating visual aids

Mahnoor Hyat

Mahnoor Hyat

Class of 2022

Major: 
Psychology; Minor: Economics
Enjoys coaching:
PWR2, speech anxiety, slide design, idea generation & condensation, physical presence and vocal variety

Aiyanna "Yannie" Johns

Aiyanna Johns

Class of 2023

Major: 
Biology
Enjoys coaching:
PWR2, slide design

Muhammad Khattak

Muhammad Khattak

Class of 2022

Major: 
Philosophy & Computer Science
Enjoys coaching:
Mock interviews and any sort of slide show presentation.

Zhi Xin Li

Zhi Xin Li

Class of 2023

Major: 
Math and Computational Science
Enjoys coaching:
PWR2, speech anxiety, mock interview

Can also tutor in Cantonese and Mandarin

Annalisa Lim

Annalisa Lim

Class of 2024

Major: 
Human Biology, Minor: Earth Systems
Enjoys:
Boosting speech confidence, strengthening arguments, and simplifying & clarifying content!

Maximino Manzanares

Maximiño Manzanares

Class of 2023

Major: 
Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Minors: Psychology and Theater & Performance Studies
Enjoys coaching:
Storytelling, PWR2, voice, performance, mock interviews, slide design, and cultivating confidence in public speaking!

Can also tutor in Spanish

Xavier Martinez

Xavier Martinez

Class of 2023

Major: 
Economics and Public Policy
Enjoys coaching:
Mock interviews, designing slides, presentation

Aisling Murran

Aisling Murran

Class of 2023

Major: 
Biology with an Ecology Focus, Computer Science Minor, and a Notation in Science Communication
Enjoys coaching:
Storytelling, speech anxiety, PWR2, STEM research talks, and presentation structure/timing/tone

Abigail Neely

Abigail Neely

Class of 2023

Majors: 
Psychology and International Relations
Enjoys coaching:
Mock interviews, presentation skills, slide designs, and organization

Valexa Orelien

Valexa Orelien

Class of 2021

Major: 
Computer Science
Enjoys coaching:
PWR 2 presentations and overcoming speech anxiety!

May be able to tutor in Creole/French; not fluent

Arpi Park

Arpi Park

Class of 2023

Major: 
Symbolic Systems
Enjoys coaching:
Everything

Emma Parsons

Emma Parsons

Class of 2023

Major: 
American Studies; Minor in Creative Writing
Enjoys coaching:
Speech anxiety, storytelling, performance

Ashley Phord-Toy

Ashley Phord-Toy

Class of 2022

Major: 
Political Science, Minor: Human Biology
Enjoys coaching:
Class presentations, mock interviews, qualitative research

Sarah Raza

Sarah Raza

Class of 2023

Major: 
International Relations, Minor: Human Rights
Enjoys coaching:
Class presentations, performances, speech delivery

Rizina

Rizina

Class of 2023

Major: 
Economics & Philosophy
Enjoys coaching:
Mock interviews, PWR 2

Sofia Scekic

Sofia Scekic

Class of 2022

Majors: 
Public Policy and Economics
Enjoys coaching:
PWR 2

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Grace Scullion

Class of 2023

Major: 
American Studies and Data Science
Enjoys coaching:
PWR2, voice, speech anxiety, social science research.

Da Won (Amy) Shin

Amy Shin

Class of 2023

Major: 
Economics / minor: International Relations
Enjoys coaching:
Speech anxiety, voice, debate

Jeong Shin

Jeong Shin

Class of 2023/2024

Major: 
Symbolic Systems & CSRE
Enjoys coaching:
Speech anxiety, intonation, body language, storytelling

May be able to tutor in Korean

Six Skov

Six Skov

Class of 2022

Major: 
Mechanical Engineering
Enjoys coaching:
Research presentation, PWR2, Oral Storytelling

Can also tutor in Spanish.

Ava Snow

Ava Snow

Class of 2022

Major: 
Human Biology
Enjoys coaching:
HumBio presentations, PWR2

Justine Sombilon

Tess Stewart

Tess Stewart

Class of 2022

Major: 
Symbolic Systems & Minor in Education
Enjoys coaching:
PWR2, presentation organization, slide design, voice

Ryan Tan

Ryan Tan

Class of 2021

Major: 
Computer Science, Minor: Comparative Literature and Philosophy
Enjoys coaching:
PWR2 research proposals, using the voice effectively

Jonathan Tang

Jonathan Tang

Class of 2023

Majors: 
Human Biology
Enjoys coaching:
Humbio, Slide Design, Mock Interviews, Speech Anxiety!

Mya Vinnett

Mya Vinnett

Class of 2022

Majors: 
Communications and Psychology
Enjoys coaching:
Body language, performance, storytelling, and mock interviews

Grace Wang

Grace Wang

Class of 2022

Major: 
Biology Minors: Music & Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Enjoys coaching:
Speech anxiety, voice, presence, scientific presentations

Can also tutor in Mandarin

Victoria Yang

Victoria Yang

Class of 2021

Major: 
Economics, Minor: Computer Science
Enjoys coaching:
Presentation, mock interview, constructing arguments

Lucy Zeng

Lucy Zeng

Class of 2022

Major: 
Philosophy (major)/Econ (minor)
Enjoys coaching:
PWR2 classes since I am able to see presentations from a wide spectrum. I love to tutor topics relating to any societal problems!

Can also tutor in Mandarin

Nadav Ziv

Nadav Ziv

Class of 2022

Major: 
International Relations
Enjoys coaching:
PWR2, speech delivery, interviews