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Our Staff

The Clark University Writing Center has a Director and a staff of graduate and undergraduate Writing Consultants who are described below.

 

Director of the Writing Center and Writing Program

 

Jennifer Plante

Jennifer has been working at Clark since 2000, and has been the Director of the Writing Center and Writing Program since 2006.  During her time at Clark, Jennifer has taught a variety of courses, including Expository Writing, Queer Horror, Writing: The Beats (a course that studies texts from Beat Generation writers), and she has taught Continuing Education courses in both literature and film.

Jennifer comes to this position with a lengthy history in the Worcester area.  She graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a degree in Humanities; after working as a technical writer in the area, Jennifer decided to pursue a graduate degree in English from Clark University. 

 

Writing Consultants

 

Mohamed Elmaola

Mohamed received his B.A. in Psychology and is currently working on his MBA while participating in the Army ROTC program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He enjoys public speaking, learning about effective communicators, and has experience in pitch presentations, writing business plans, and creative pieces. Mohamed is currently pursuing a career as an officer in the United States Army. 

 

Melanie Jennings

Mel is a senior English major with a concentration in post-colonial studies, as well as a double minor in Education and History. As President of Clark’s English Honor Society and Big Brothers Big Sisters, Mel is passionate about learning, working with people of all ages on campus and out in the community, and creating experiences that are both adventurous and intellectual. She is a coffee fiend, lover of literature, and is always looking for a reason to laugh. She aspires to be a secondary English teacher, curriculum developer, and educational policy reformer.

 

Azariah Kurlantzick

Azariah is a junior studying English with a minor in Computer Science. Outside of the writing center, they can also be found in the Choices office or browsing the grocery store. Aside from textual analysis, their main interests are baking, bad television, and the banjo. They hope to pursue a career in English education.

 

Elizabeth Marszalek

Elizabeth graduated from Clark in May 2018 with a B.A in International Development and Social Change and a concentration in Education. She is currently a 5th Year student in the M.A.T. program, working with elementary school students in the Worcester Public School system.

 

Wendy Martinez-Calixto

Wendy was born and raised in New York City and is a proud New Yorker. She is a junior English and Community, Youth, and Education Studies double major with a concentration in Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies. She serves as an E-Board member of Clark's Latin American Student Organization and as Community Organizer for Floetic Fridays (a non-Clark affiliated organization). Wendy is very intentional about participating in transformative community spaces and similar creative activities. In addition, she loves all things fashion and make-up; no matter what, you will always catch her with winged eyeliner (… unless she was really in a hurry!)

 

Mary-Elise Schiffer

Mary is a junior studying Earth System Sciences and Creative Writing but also enjoys researching psychology, art, and philosophy. She is the editor-in-chief for STIR Magazine, and she always has a journal in her bag. Her dreams include becoming a well-published author, backpacking the Pacific Crest Trail, and holding a handstand. She spent her childhood living at the library and dreaming up fantastical stories. Now, she is older, wiser, and happy to help at any step of the writing process!

 

Pauline Wan 

Pauline is a junior at Clark studying sociology and art history. She is particularly interested in pursuing a career that somehow combines research, community organizing, education, and the arts. In addition to working at the Writing Center, Pauline is a co-organizer for the bimonthly open mic and arts showcase, Floetic Fridays. She loves reading theoretical articles or other nonfiction and spends too much time "perfecting" and nit-picking her essays. A true New Yorker at heart, she spends her spare time thrifting/shopping, visiting art museums or galleries, and exploring the city with friends.