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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)

Isabel Delwel

Isabel Delwel

Graduate OCT

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

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!

Muhammad Khattak

Muhammad Khattak

Graduate OCT

Academic specialties: 
Philosophy and computer science
Enjoys coaching:
Mock interviews and any sort of slide show presentation.

Mira Partha

Mira Partha

Graduate OCT

Academic specialties: 
Engineering and natural sciences
Speech Expertise: 
Delivery (all aspects, but especially vocal variation), content (organization, storyboarding, slides)
Enjoys coaching:
Technical talks (for technical and lay audiences), non-technical speaking, research presentations (thesis/quals, conference talks), vocal delivery

Ashley Phord-Toy

Ashley Phord-Toy

Graduate OCT

Academic specialties: 
Social sciences
Speech Expertise: 
Speech anxiety, presentations, mock interviews
Enjoys coaching:
Presentations

Six Skov

Six Skov

Graduate OCT

Academic specialties: 
Humanities and engineering
Speech Expertise: 
Research presentation, oral storytelling, visual design
Enjoys coaching:
PWR2, research presentation

Can also tutor in Spanish

Lexy Strom

Lexy Strom

Graduate OCT

Academic specialties: 
Biosciences
Enjoys coaching:
Conference talks, poster presentations, speech anxiety, storytelling, accessible science communication

Undergraduate OCTs

Marli Bosler

Marli Bosler

Class of 2024

Major: 
Undecided
Favorite topics to tutor:
Voice, timing, speech and presentation structure

Emily Broadhurst

Emily Broadhurst

Class of 2023

Major: 
Mechanical Engineering
Favorite topics to tutor:
Speech anxiety, PWR2, voice

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Gema Quetzal Cardenas

Class of 2023

Major: 
Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity
Favorite topics to tutor:
Speech and presentations

Robert Castaneros

Robert Castaneros

Class of 2024

Major: 
Political Science
Favorite topics to tutor:
Presentation skills, speech anxiety, speech delivery

Aileen Chang

Aileen Chang

Class of 2024

Majors: 
Economics and Communications
Favorite topics to tutor:
Body language, humor, speech anxiety, and delivery

Can also tutor in Japanese

Isabelle Coloma

Isabelle Coloma

Class of 2024

Majors: 
International Relations and East Asian Studies
Favorite topics to tutor:
Speech delivery, body language, speech anxiety and slide organization!

Ellington Crevier

Ellington Crevier

Class of 2023

Major:
Computer Science
Favorite topics to tutor:
Powerpoint presentations and slide design

Hannah Cussen

Hannah Cussen

Class of 2023

Major: 
Computer Science, Biocomputation track
Favorite topics to tutor:
I love structuring content, working on organization, and slide design

Dante Danelian

Dante Danelian

Class of 2024

Major:
Symbolic Systems
Favorite topics to tutor:
Storytelling, voice, slide design

Annabelle Davis

Annabelle Davis

Class of 2024

Major/Minor: 
Undeclared/Creative Writing
Favorite topics to tutor:
Speech structure, speaking style

TaNia Donatto

TaNia Donatto

Class of 2023

Majors/Minor: 
Materials Science and Engineering/Creative Writing 
Favorite topics to tutor:
PWR2, voice, slide design, outline/storytelling

Calico Ducheneaux

Calico Ducheneaux

Class of 2023

Major:
Linguistics
Favorite topics to tutor:
PWR2, creating engaging/dynamic presentations, mock interview

Catie Fee

Catie Fee

Class of 2024

Major/Minor: 
Sociology/Human Rights
Favorite topics to tutor:
Speech anxiety, content and structure of a presentation

Davina Field-Marsham

Davina Field-Marsham

Class of 2024

Major:
International Relations
Favorite topics to tutor:
PWR2, structure, speech anxiety, speaking style

Joey Friedman

Joey Friedman

Class of 2023

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

Adi Garner

Adrianna Garner

Class of 2023

Majors: 
Art History and Comparative Literature
Favorite topics to tutor:
PWR2 and voice work

Shreya Ghaie

Shreya Ghaie

Class of 2024

Major:
Symbolic Systems
Favorite topics to tutor:
I love doing practice interviews - I had previously interviewed for medical school back in the UK so am quite familiar with that process as well as other more generalist interviews. I am also LAMDA trained in Verse and Prose and Acting to gold medal standard so voice coaching and presentations are something I also love working on!

Emily Gurwitz

Emily Gurwitz

Class of 2024

Major: 
Biomechanical Engineering
Favorite topics to tutor:
Incorporating visual aids

Joshua Jankelow

Joshua Jankelow

Class of 2024

Majors:
Economics and Political Science
Favorite topics to tutor:
I love discussing overcoming public speaking anxiety and how to feel and look confident on stage. I also thoroughly enjoy focussing on vocal techniques.

Jeremy Kim

Jeremy Kim

Class of 2024

Major:
Mathematics
Favorite topics to tutor:
PWR2, voice

Kantapong (Mark) Kotchum

Kantapong (Mark) Kotchum

Class of 2023

Major/Minor:
Mathematics/Electrical Engineering
Favorite topics to tutor:
Mock Interview, Presentation, Speech Anxiety

Can also tutor in Thai

Zhi Xin Li

Zhi Xin Li

Class of 2023

Majors: 
Mathematics and Computational Science
Favorite topics to tutor:
PWR2, speech anxiety, mock interview

Can also tutor in Cantonese and Mandarin

Annalisa Lim

Annalisa Lim

Class of 2024

Major/Minor: 
Human Biology/Earth Systems
Favorite topics to tutor:
Boosting speech confidence, strengthening arguments, and simplifying & clarifying content!

Arethea LIm

Arethea Lim

Class of 2024

Cameron Linhares-Huang

Cameron Linhares-Huang

Class of 2023

Xavier Martinez

Xavier Martinez

Class of 2023

Majors: 
Economics and Public Policy
Favorite topics to tutor:
Mock interviews, designing slides, presentation

Aisling Murran

Aisling Murran

Class of 2023

Major/Minor: 
Biology/Computer Science Minor, Notation in Science Communication
Favorite topics to tutor:
Storytelling, speech anxiety, PWR2, STEM research talks, and presentation structure/timing/tone

Abigail Neely

Abigail Neely

Class of 2023

Majors: 
Psychology and International Relations
Favorite topics to tutor:
Mock interviews, presentation skills, slide designs, and organization

Arpi Park

Arpi Park

Class of 2023

Major: 
Symbolic Systems
Favorite topics to tutor:
Everything

Emma Parsons

Emma Parsons

Class of 2023

Major/Minor: 
American Studies/Creative Writing
Favorite topics to tutor:
Speech anxiety, storytelling, performance

Decker Paulmeier

Decker Paulmeier

Class of 2023

Major/Minor:
Philosophy/Education, Ethics in Society Honors
Favorite topics to tutor:
PWR2 or research presentations

Sarah Raza

Sarah Raza

Class of 2023

Major/Minor: 
International Relations/Human Rights
Favorite topics to tutor:
Class presentations, performances, speech delivery

Nikita Salunke

Nikita Salunke

Class of 2024

Major:
Economics
Favorite topics to tutor:
Slides design, storytelling, mock interviews, PWR2

Caroline Schurz

Caroline Schurtz

Class of 2024

Major:
Political Science
Favorite topics to tutor:
I love learning about students’ research and helping them present it in an informative, concise, and interesting way! I am happy to work with students on their content and delivery style to make sure their presentation is the strongest it can be!

Grace Scullion

Grace Scullion

Class of 2023

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

Bhavya Sha

Bhavya Shah

Class of 2024

Majors:
Mathematical and Computational Science
Favorite topics to tutor:
Voice, debate, humor, impromptu speaking, and speech structure

Can also tutor in Hindi and Gujarati

Da Won (Amy) Shin

Amy Shin

Class of 2023

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

Chloe Shrager

Chloe Shrager

Class of 2024

Major:
International Relations
Enjoys coaching:
Oral presentations, speech anxiety, PWR2

Naomi Solomon

Naomi Solomon

Class of 2025

Major:
Undeclared, prospective Symbolic Systems
Favorite topics to tutor:
PWR2, Vocal and Physical tricks during a speech, narratives in a speech

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Asukulu Songolo

Class of 2025

Yannie Tan

Yannie Tan

Class of 2024

Majors/Minor:
Computer Science and Human-Computer Interaction/Music
Favorite topics to tutor:
PWR2, understanding prompts, planning speeches

Can also tutor in Spanish, Mandarin, and Cantonese

Muhammad Usman Tariq

Muhammad Usman Tariq

Class of 2024

Major:
Computer Science
Favorite topics to tutor:
Content clarity, PWR2

​​​​​​​Can also tutor in Urdu

Jackline Wambua

Jackline Wambua

Class of 2025

Major:
Economics
Favorite topics to tutor:
Mock interview, speech anxiety

Can also tutor in Kiswahili

Nyah Ware

Nyah Ware

Class of 2025

Major/Minor:
Bioengineering/Materials Science Engineering
Favorite topics to tutor:
Delivery, storytelling, performances and overcoming speech anxiety

Lindsey Williams

Lindsey Williams

Class of 2023

Major/Minor:
Political Science/History
Favorite topics to tutor:
My favorite aspect of speech coaching is getting to hear all the interesting subjects that people have found to speak about. I like helping students work on speech organization, presence, voice, and movement.

Can also tutor in Spanish