The Writing Center staff comprises both social work and writing professionals.
This Fall 2017, you may choose to work with one of the following consultants:
CHELSEA ADEWUNMI received her MA in English from Princeton University, her MA in Performance Studies from NYU, and is currently a doctoral candidate in English at Princeton University. She has taught at Princeton University and Rutgers University, and received her pedagogical training from Princeton’s McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning, as well as Baruch College’s Writing Center, where she focused on working with multi-lingual students. Her specialties/areas of interest include professional writing (including cover letters and resumes), reflective writing, and research writing, and she is happy to work with writers at all stages of the writing process.
MALWINA ANDRUCZYK LMSW is a graduate of CSSW who focused on clinical work and contemporary social issues. Malwina is currently a trauma therapist at Safe Horizon’s Counseling Center. She has also worked as a teaching assistant at CSSW for the Human Behavior in the Social Environment course. She is completing a qualitative research project on the intersections of white racial identity development and class identity, and collaborates on work addressing microaggressions in social work classrooms. Malwina is especially interested in working with students on literature reviews, DLCP application papers, and clinical case study papers.
NAOMI MELATI BISHOP received her MFA in Creative Writing from NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, where she taught Introduction to Poetry and Fiction to undergraduates. Naomi has also taught and mentored at NYU’s Stern School of Business to help students refine their essay writing skills and to guide them in executing pro-social business ideas. Naomi’s writing and editing experience is multidisciplinary; her specializations include journalism, marketing and essay, resume, and creative writing. Naomi currently works as a freelance writer, journalist, private tutor and editor.
SEAN DENMARK is a writer and tutor with an MA in English education from Teachers College; he also holds an MFA in creative writing and an MA in English literature. He was a public school teacher and literacy specialist in New York City for years. While in the Peace Corps, he taught ESL in a village in Cameroon, and he is currently earning a certificate in ESL teaching at the New School.
UMAIR KAZI is a writer, editor, and legal consultant at The Authors Guild. He has a JD from the University of Iowa College of Law and an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University School of the Arts. Umair is experienced in writing and editing several routinely used non-profit literature, including grant proposals, surveys, reports, news releases, and advocacy documents.
CHANTELLA MITCHELL earned her Master of Science in Social Work at CSSW in 2015. Chantella served as an executive editor for the Columbia Social Work Review from 2014-15 and an associate editor from 2013-14. Chantella is currently a senior analyst at the New York City Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget where she works on a team to manage the Department of Housing Preservation and Development’s capital and expense budgets. She has also worked as a policy associate at JobsFirstNYC and a philanthropy fellow and special projects consultant at the New York Community Trust.
JESSICA MARION MODI received her MFA from NYU, where she was a Goldwater Fellow. She teaches creative writing at NYU and critical analysis, cultural studies, and business ethics at Stern. She has experience with grants and applications, literature reviews, and research projects.
ADAM PELLEGRINI directs the CSSW Writing Center. He developed his understanding of rhetoric and writing pedagogy from years teaching in the first-year classroom, writing centers and community workshops. He has a professional and scholarly interest in exploring the overlap between direct social work practice and student-centered teaching in writing centers. He regularly draws inspiration from CSSW students, colleagues and curriculum.
AMAYA RIVERA is a writer and teacher in New York. She has an MFA from Columbia University and an MA in U.S. History from U.C. Berkeley. She has taught writing as an Instructor at Columbia University in the University Writing Program, at BMCC, and as a Lecturer at San Jose State University. She has also worked as a researcher and writer at Mother Jones Magazine.
KATE ST. HILAIRE received her MS in Education and TESOL from Temple University, where she was an editor and contributor to multiple university journals. Her research focused on language learner autonomy, anxiety, and identity in relation to power structures within classroom, workplace, and community settings. She holds her BA in Language and Identity in Education from New York University. She teaches college and high school courses on grammar, rhetorical analysis, and professional, research, and argumentative writing to both native English speakers and multilingual learners.
ASHLEIGH WASHINGTON is a 2009 graduate of CSSW where she received her MS in Social Work with a concentration in social enterprise and administration and contemporary social issues. Over the last ten years, she has served as an administrator and leader in the nonprofit and public education sectors. As social entrepreneur and freelance writing consultant, she has experience with coaching and training individuals to develop their skills in technical writing, proposals, resumes, cover letters, presentations, and essays.