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Writing Center Staff

Professional Staff

Trisha Egbert
Trisha Egbert, EdD

Coordinator of the Writing Center
Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition
p.egbert@usciences.edu | 215.596.8769

Graduate Tutors

Sushmitha Inguva
Sushmitha Inguva
Major: MS in Pharmacy Administration
Graduation Year: 2016
Hometown: Tirupati, India, PA
What do you like best about working at the Writing Center? Every writer's style and approach to a topic is different and unique. I get to read various papers and learn so much from every one of them. I feel fulfilled by helping them in return.
Priti Pednekar
Priti Pednekar
Major: Health Policy (PhD)
Graduation Year: 2019
Hometown: Mumbai, India
What do you like best about working at the Writing Center? love to get surprised by the creative ideas of the young writers and help them in their writing endevour. I enjoy affable environment of the Writing Center.
Dan Bowden
Dan Bowden
Major: Biomedical Writing
Graduation Year: 2018
Hometown: New London, PA

What do you like best about working at the Writing Center? Many people are brilliant in one way or another. Being able to help them communicate that is deeply satisfying.

Peer Tutors

Anush Abelian
Anush Abelian
Major: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2018
Hometown: Broomall, PA
What do you like best about working at the Writing Center? I love helping people become more confident with their writing. I also love our staff more than anything!
Tolu Akinshola
Tolu Akinshola
Major: Physician Assistant
Graduation Year: 2019
Hometown: Silver Spring, MD

What do you like best about working at the Writing Center? I enjoy assisting other students while encouraging them to find their writing voice.

Kayla Askey
Kayla Askey
Major: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2020
Hometown: Lake Wallenpaupack, PA
Colleen D'Amico
Colleen D’Amico
Major: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2017
Hometown: Wilmington, DE

What do you like best about working at the Writing Center? The staff is so friendly and helpful—awesome environment!

Vivian Chen
Vivian Chen
Major: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2018
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

What do you like best about working at the Writing Center? I love the writing center family and working with tutees on all kinds of writing assignments.

Jessica Debski
Jessica Debski
Major: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2020
Hometown: Palmerton, PA

What do you like best about working at the Writing Center? Writing comes naturally to me, and I want to help students get the same feel because it can be really fun!

Nicholas Ferraro
Nicholas Ferraro
Major: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2020
Hometown: Scranton, PA

What do you like best about working at the Writing Center?  I enjoy offering new young students the same help I received. Sharing my love of writing with my peers makes me love coming to work each day.

Jenna Gray
Jenna Gray
Major: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2018
Hometown: Somers Point, NJ

What do you like best about working at the Writing Center? I love being able to pursue my passion for writing by helping other students!

Kihizra Hydari
Khizra Hydari
Major: Pharmaceutical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016
Hometown: Philadelphia
What do you like best about working at the Writing Center? Writing has always been something I enjoy, and I love to help others by increasing their confidence in their own work.
Courtney Lazar
Courtney Lazar
Major: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2018
Hometown: Summit Hill, PA

What do you like best about working at the Writing Center? I like reading others’ papers and helping them accomplish their goals and be satisfied with their papers.

Vincent Louanphom
Vincent Louanphom
Major: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2019
Hometown: Upper Darby, PA

What do you like best about working at the Writing Center? I love the amiable ambiance in the Writing Center and the sunny disposition that everyone gives when we're all together.

Anupama Lukose
Anupama Lukose
Major: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2018
Hometown: Chicago, Il

What do you like best about working at the Writing Center? What I like best about working at the Writing Center is the people. Everybody is always so welcoming and friendly.

Sarah Makar
Sarah Makar
Major: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2016/2018
Hometown: Marlton, NJ

What do you like best about working at the Writing Center? The writing center is a really great place to be, everyone is always helpful and friendly.

Alora McDonnell
Alora McDonnell
Major: Occupational Therapy
Graduation Year: 2018
Hometown: Springfield, PA

What do you like best about working at the Writing Center? I enjoy the comforting environment of the Writing Center. I also like encouraging students to feel confident about their writing.

Damon McNeill
Damon McNeill
Major: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2019
Hometown: New Castle, Delaware

What do you like best about working at the Writing Center? I like working with our amazing staff!

Lindsay Okubo
Lindsay Okubo
Major: Pharmacy
Hometown: Hollister, CA
What do you like best about working at the Writing Center?

I like helping other students gain confidence in their writing!

Rima Patel
Evana Patel
Major: Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business 
Graduation Year: 2016
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
What do you like best about working at the Writing Center? I love making an impact on a student's life! The feeling of giving back really inspires me. 
Rima Patel
Rima Patel
Major: Humanities and Science 
Graduation Year: 2017
Hometown: Pearland, TX
What do you like best about working at the Writing Center?

The energy exhibited by everyone at the Writing Center.  

Shreya Patel
Shreya Patel
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2018
Hometown: Rochester, NY
What do you like best about working at the Writing Center? I found the Writing Center extremely helpful last year as I know the transition between high school writing and college level writing can be tough. I also love helping fellow students with difficulties they may have and helping them mold a writing piece into their own! 
Samantha Quon
Samantha Quon
Major: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2018
Hometown: New York, NY
What do you like best about working at the Writing Center? Meeting new people and being surrounded by a very supportive staff!
Simran Sangu
Simran Sangu 
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2018
Hometown: Avenel, NJ
What do you like best about working at the Writing Center? I love editing students' papers and helping them realize that they are not bad at writing. They just need to keep certain things in mind while writing and the Writing Center is the perfect place to do that. 
Dana Serao
Dana Serao
Major: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2018
Hometown: Manalapan, NJ

What do you like best about working at the Writing Center? I love interacting with people and constantly meeting students.

Scott Scheiblein
Scott Scheiblein
Major: Pharmacy
Graduateion Year: 2019
Hometown: Warrington, PA

What do you like best about working at the Writing Center? I love the work environment! Everyone here is so helpful and supportive to both the students and their fellow employees. It's easy to feel comfortable here, and I know our clients feel the same way.

Lauren Stabler
Lauren Stabler
Major: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2019
Hometown: Abington, PA

What do you like best about working at the Writing Center? I like meeting new students and spending time with the staff!

Nancy Thai
Kasey Stragand
Major: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2019
Hometown: Elizabeth, PA

What do you like best about working at the Writing Center? Working at the writing center is an amazing opportunity to experience different styles of writing through working with other people on their assignments.

Nancy Thai
Nancy Thai
Major: Biology
Graduation Year: 2017
Hometown: Upper Darby, PA

What do you like best about working at the Writing Center? The atmosphere is very nice to be around as well as the people that work here! 

Tram Tran
Tram Tran
Major: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2019
Hometown: Camden, NJ

What do you like best about working at the Writing Center? I enjoy working at the Writing Center because I get to interact with amazing and friendly people, as well as being in a relaxing and positive environment.

Quynh-Nhu Truong
Quynh-Nhu Truong
Major: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2019
Hometown: Wilmington, DE

What do you like best about working at the Writing Center? I love meeting new students who come in and really enjoy helping people who struggle in writing become more confident in their ability. 

Tom Venditti
Tom Venditti
Major: Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business
Graduation Year: 2017
Hometown: Philadelphia

What do you like best about working at the Writing Center? I love the idea that students can come to a place for help when it comes to writing. Clients are able to see their work from a different point of view and this allows them to become a better writer for their future careers.

Bradford Wu
Bradford Wu
Major: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2018
Hometown: Totawa, NJ

What do you like best about working at the Writing Center? The best thing about working in the writing center is interacting with clients and coworkers.

Shifa Zachariah
Shifa Zachariah
Major: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2018
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

What do you like best about working at the Writing Center? Helping other students with writing assignments and sharing my love for writing.

 

 

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