Meet Our Staff

Shawn (she/her)

As an English graduate who specializes in business writing, I’ve learned how to combine various skills to make writing more transformative. Whether it’s academic or business-related, I can help you strengthen your work by capturing your voice and bringing it to life. I look forward to working with you!

Graduate Student of English (MA)

Catherine (she/her)

Hi there! My name’s Catherine and I’m a Master of Fine Arts student in Creative Writing. I have a BA in Literary Arts and Applied Math and worked briefly in the entertainment and publishing industries. I’m excited to work with you, and hope you’ll leave our sessions with a sense of confidence and autonomy in your unique voice and writing process. 😊

Graduate Student of English (MFA)

Mishael (she/her)

Hi everyone! My name is Mishael and my major is Communication Sciences and Disorders. I also minor in linguistics. I love learning about new cultures and languages! I am intermediate in ASL (still learning!) and fluent in Urdu. 

Major: Communication Sciences and Disorders
Languages: English, Urdu


Hi everyone! I’m a writing tutor fueled by a passion for writing and expression. I have a BA in English and Psychology, and I’m currently pursuing my Master’s in English. With our sessions, I strive to provide personalized guidance and constructive feedback to help foster your confidence for various writing assignments. When the writing assignments start piling up, my motto is: A word count a day keeps the deadline at bay.

Graduate Student of English (MA)


Maddy (she/her)

Hi there! My name is Maddy and I am an MFA student in poetry. I have a BA in English with a concentration in creative writing but am willing and able to help with a range of subjects and disciplines re: writing widely defined! I will meet you at whatever stage you’re at in the process, whether that be brainstorming, revising, or citing your sources!

Graduate Student of English (MFA)


Hi everyone! My name is Thomas and I am an Economics/ English major here at Queens College. I am a passionate songwriter and love to play drums in my free time. At the QC Writing Center, I strive to help students become more confident in their writing and willing to work with all sorts of academic disciplines.

Major: Economics and English

Alanis (she/her)

Hi there! I’m Alanis, an advertising major & photography minor here at QC. Whether you’re just starting out or finishing your writing, I am happy to help! With experience in ENG110 and ENG130, I am confident to assist you. I am also open to working with other subjects or topics as well!!

Additionally, I have experience in Caribbean English-derived languages, and Caribbean/Cultural literature, so feel free to reach out if you ever need support in those areas. I cannot wait to work with you!

Major: Advertising

Andrea Rosso Efthymiou, PhD

Originally from California, Andrea has worked in writing center administration in the New York area since 2007. Andrea researches how working in a writing center affects tutors’ civic engagement. She earned her PhD at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and her BA at University of California at Los Angeles. Outside of the writing center, she can often be found cooking, swimming, or traveling with her family.

Coordinator, Writing Curriculum & Tutoring
Annalee Roustio, MFA

Annie (she/her) is a writer and writing enthusiast who comes to Queens College by way of the Midwest, where she earned her Masters of Fine Arts in creative writing and accrued more than five years of experience working in writing centers. When not on campus, she’s likely swooning over poetry, museum exhibits, Taylor Swift’s music, cute animals of any variety, her niece, or any combination thereof.

Savitri, CA

Hi everyone! I’m Savitri and I am here to introduce you to the Writing Center. I can help you set up your account with the Writing Center and help you schedule your consulting sessions. Feel free to come to me with your questions and concerns, so we can work together to get the best out of your Writing Center experience!

Major: Accounting and English 

Aashvi, CA

Hey! This is Aashvi. I am currently pursuing my studies in International Business, majoring in Finance. If you have any questions regarding creating appointments or need help with figuring out the objective of the writing center please feel free to contact me at the front desk.                                                                                                                                                                   
Major: International Business (Finance)
Language: Hindi, English, Urdu, Gujarati

Casey, CA

Hello everyone! My name is Casey and I’m a sophomore and a psych major here at QC. My job is to welcome you to our writing center, show you how to make appointments and utilize our resources, and answer any questions you may have about our space. My goal is to make your experience enjoyable, so feel free to stop by and book your appointment today!
Major: Psychology

QC Writing Center

Location: Kiely Hall 229
Phone: 718-997-5676