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Meet the Fellows

Abby VWriting Fellow Badge
Western Heritage Scholarship Recipient (1st Place Winner 2020)
Of the Breaking of the Cycle

Abby V (she/her)

Hello! I’m from a small farm in Janesville, WI. I’m a Political Science major, French minor, and aspiring International Law student. When I’m not reading or doing homework, you’ll find me gardening, volunteering, trying new things, or simply hanging out with my (innumerable) pets. I have a lot of experience in Western Heritage (Intellectual Foundations) and Political Science but am happy to help with any papers. I look forward to working with you in the Writing Center!

Allison is a Writing Center Fellow.Advanced Fellow BadgeLeadership Team Staff Meeting CoordinatorAllie O (she/her)

Hello! I am a Spanish and Elementary Education major looking forward to teaching dual language elementary one day! I love to travel, write, exercise, and spend time with my friends and family. I would be more than happy to help you in the Writing Center and hope to see you there!

Ashley GWriting Fellow Badge
Ashley G (she/her)

Hi!  I’m majoring in computer science, and I hope to work in database management or web development one day. When I’m not working on a program, I enjoy traveling, video games, music, and baking. I also love writing, and I’m excited to have the opportunity to help other writers!

Ashley LWriting Fellow BadgeAshley L (she/her)

Howdy! I’m a psychology major from Aurora, Illinois! When I’m not working or studying, you can find me reading, playing video games, or working out! Though I am a psychology major, I came to love writing through my many creative endeavors. As a writer, my strength lies in organizing papers and generating passionate arguments. 

Bethany is a Writing Center Fellow.Advanced Fellow BadgeBethany F (she/her)

My name is Bethany and I’m double majoring in Environmental Science and Political Science. I’m a studious person, so I spend most of my time doing homework, but when I’m not doing homework I like spending time with my friends or watching Netflix. I have always been a very passionate person, and reading and writing have been important components in helping me express that passion. I’m always working to learn how to be a better writer, and over the past few years, I have developed a strong appreciation for the beauty of the writing process. As a writing tutor, I hope to help others write papers that they can be proud of.

Braden, Writing FellowWriting Fellow
My name is Braden Jakovac and I am a Sophomore here at Carthage. I am a Geoscience major with a Classics minor. This is my first year as a fellow and I am excited to work with other students on any paper or assignment sent my way. I am constantly learning myself, so I am happy to be able to work somewhere that both the tutor and the student can learn from a session. Outside of the Writing Center, I am very active in student organizations like Carthage Activities Board, Residence Life Committee, and the Ultimate Frisbee club team. I enjoy being active all over campus and I am excited to be a writing fellow this year.

Catherine is a Writing Center Fellow.Advanced Fellow BadgeCat D (she/her)

Hi, my name is Catherine and I was born and raised in Appleton, Wisconsin. I am studying psychology and criminal justice. When I am not in the Writing Center I enjoy walking down by the lake and drinking coffee—catch me in Starbucks most days. I am a self-proclaimed mac and cheese connoisseur. My favorite type of writing is creative writing, even though I find it the most difficult to craft. My favorite book is Storm and Silence by Rob Thier but I have also read every Sarah J. Maas book ever written. I am so excited to be able to assist all writers with their work, especially Western Heritage papers.

ChloeAdvanced Fellow BadgeWriting Center Research Project:  The Evolution of Writing Center Intervention for the Growth of Scientific Writing Skills

Chloe G (she/her)

My name is Chloe, and I am a Pre-Med Neuroscience Major, minoring in Psychology here at Carthage. Even though I am a science major, I have always loved reading and writing creative works, and even found joy when constructing various papers for Western Heritage! Outside of school I love to lift weights and play volleyball, as well as travel (I have already checked Peru and Honduras off my list) and drink inhuman amounts of iced coffee - regardless of the temperature. After my time here at Carthage, I hope to attend Medical School, and pursue a career as a trauma surgeon.

Grace is a Writing Center fellow.Advanced Fellow BadgeLeadership Team Scheduling and Records CoordinatorWriting Center Research Project: The Evolution of Writing Center Intervention for the Growth of Scientific Writing Skills

Grace T (she/her)

I am majoring in neuroscience and chemistry with a psychology minor. Although I am a STEM major, I have always loved reading and can help students write in all disciplines! Aside from school, I enjoy spending time with my friends and doing activities outside. I absolutely love all animals and get excited whenever I see dogs on campus!


Jackie MWriting Fellow Badge
Jackie M (she/her)

I am an English major with minors in Spanish and religion.  As part of my two other jobs on-campus, you might see me hauling boxes through Straz or managing Thursday night SPIRIT worship.  I also love music and sing in Chorale.  My jobs and classes keep me quite busy, but when I have free time, I like to practice piano, read, or knit.  I also love writing, and I’m happy for the opportunity to help students improve theirs!

Madeline is a Writing Center Fellow.Advanced Fellow BadgeLeadership Team Social Media and Outreach CoordinatorMadeline P (she/her)

I am a communication and studio arts major at Carthage with a minor in Spanish. I grew up in Minnesota but have also lived in Illinois, Colorado, and Vancouver, Canada. Outside of the Writing Center, I work in the Office of Communications and the H.F. Johnson Gallery of Art. I enjoy collaborating with friends on zines and art projects, Animal Crossing, and cooking. I look forward to helping out with all of your essay and writing needs!

Mary G-PWriting Fellow BadgeMary G-P (she/her)

I  am an Environmental Science major and English minor. You’ll probably see me at the pool either swimming or playing polo, or maybe even in the JAC singing. But, when I’m not in the water, I love to write! Typically, I have a straightforward and task-focused attitude, but I can be chatty and personable too. My favorite aspect of tutoring—especially in the Writing Centre—is helping others improve a skill that they will use all the time in their lives. I also enjoy teaching others about grammar, since it can be very tricky sometimes.

Meg LWriting Fellow Badge
Meg L (she/her)

I am a senior political science major minoring in German and music performance.  When I do not have my head buried in a book or an article, you can find me at the JAC playing the french horn or piano, hanging in my dorm room playing Animal Crossing or Minecraft, sulking because I miss my four cats, composing crappy music and poetry, eating cucumbers, or ranting about politics.  Wear a mask, black lives matter, love each other, and learn to enjoy writing!  

Morgan is a Writing Center Fellow.Advanced Fellow BadgeGlobal Heritage Scholarship Recipient (1st Place Winner 2020)
Peace for the Women of the Therigathas

Morgan T (she/her)

Hello! I am a Music Education and Vocal Performance Major with a French Minor. I try to do a little bit of everything on campus so that leaves me pretty busy, but I love to devote my time to each and everything I am involved in! From Tower RA to Neil-Futurist and member of Carthage Choir, I am also the only French Tutor on campus so feel free to bring in your French papers! If I do not have mountains of homework to sift through, you can find me reading in my hammock down by the lake!

River FAdvanced Fellow BadgeRiver F (he/him)

Hi! I’m currently double majoring in English and Communications. My current goals are to finish a novel and get into publishing once I graduate. I love to write creatively, play video games, and spend time with my friends. Writing is one of my greatest passions and I look forward to helping other students with their papers.

Sierra SWriting Fellow Badge
Sierra S (she/her)

I am an accounting and finance major. Despite primarily working with numbers, I love reading and writing and I am happy to help with writing in any discipline. Throughout the semester, I can be found in one of the tower kitchens baking cookies, brownies, or other desserts. I tend to bake when I am stressed, but I always end up with a lot of extras, so if you see me, stop by and grab a cookie.  

Sophia R

Zoe is a Writing Center fellow.Advanced Fellow BadgeLeadership Team Workshop and Class Visit CoordinatorZoe H (she/her)

Hello! I’m majoring in economics with minors in data science and Asian studies. My passion for writing mostly stems from my love of reading and my favorite genres are fantasy and science fiction. I’d be happy to work with you on any paper or piece of writing you may need help with!

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    • Carthage is named a Best Midwestern College by The Princeton Review (2021), a designation given to only 25 percent of four-year schools.

    • The Tower, Carthage’s newest residence hall, provides some of the best views on campus — if not in the Midwest! In addition to #carthageviews of the lake from seven stories up, residents enjoy suite-style living and two floors of shared campus spaces for gaming, cooking, group meetings, or quiet studying. Learn more about all housing options.

    • You’re going to need brain fuel. Grab a morning coffee and a snack and Starbucks or Einstein Bros. Bagels. Later, meet friends at “The Caf,” where the specials change daily but the staples are constant, or swing through “The Stu” for wings, a burrito, or a sub. A new option, Carthage Cash, even covers some off-campus meals.

    • More than 90% of Carthage alumni report that they have secured a job or are continuing their studies six months after graduation. Visit The Aspire Center.

    • 91% of employers say critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills matter more than your major when it comes to career success. Learn more about how the liberal arts prepare you for a successful career.

    • Lots of schools wear the four-year label. Carthage stands behind it. More than 90% of Carthage graduates earn their degrees in four years. Learn more

    • Oscars. Emmys. Tonys. Golden Globes. The playwrights we’ve brought in have them. Each year, the Carthage Theatre Department commissions an original script by a renowned playwright for its New Play Initiative. Carthage students then work with the writer to stage it. 

    • Carthage has ranked as a top Fulbright producer for four of the past five years. Read about Carthage Fulbright winners.

    • Things look new at Carthage because they are. Our science center, student union, athletic and recreation center, and numerous residence halls have all been constructed or newly renovated in the last 15 years.

    • Carthage offers majors, minors, and concentrations in more than 50 areas of study, from marketing to neuroscience, nursing to music theatre.

    • Our Summer Undergraduate Research Experience offers select students a research budget, one-on-one mentoring with a professor, and 10 weeks of analyzing, deciphering — and getting paid.

    • So the lake is kind of a focal point, but there’s a lot more to love about our campus — like the fact that our more than 80-acre campus is also an arboretum and wildlife sanctuary. Focused on keeping campus lush forever, we plant between 50 and 75 new trees every year from a variety of species.

    • Carthage was founded in 1847. That’s more than 170 years of leaders, makers, and go-getters going out and going forth. Read more about Carthage’s rich history.

    • More than 90 percent of students receive financial aid. Carthage awards more than $20 million in scholarship and grant assistance. That includes $5.5 million in competitive scholarships in business, mathematics, science, languages, the fine arts, leadership, and overall academic strength. Learn what’s available.

    • Abraham Lincoln was an early Trustee of the College, and U.S. Secretary of State John Hay was a Carthage alum. The two still have a proud place on our campus. Spend some time with them in our Sesquicentennial Plaza. On warm days you’ll find professors leading their classes here.

    • Come to Carthage; hear yourself think — think … think …
      Legend has it that Sesquicentennial Plaza holds a perfect echo. Just stand with both your feet on the “1847,” face Straz, and start talking. “You’re the only one who can hear you, but you’ll be crystal clear,” promises English and theatre alumna Mikaley Osley.

    • Our Great Lake provides Carthage students with some amazing views. Think classes on the beach, lake views from the lab, and sunrises from your dorm room. “I love waking up in the morning with the sun shining off the lake. Nothing compares to the view in the morning,” recalls biology and neuroscience major Ann O’Leary.

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    • For a full decade, NASA has selected Carthage students to conduct research aboard its zero-gravity aircraft. Lately, the stakes have risen. A team of underclassmen is grinding to prepare a tiny but powerful Earth-imaging satellite for launch to the International Space Station. Learn more about the space sciences at Carthage

    • Carthage is the only college or university in the Midwest where every freshman takes a full-year sequence of foundational texts of the Western intellectual tradition. Learn about Intellectual Foundations.

    • With a student-faculty ratio of 13:1, your professors will know who you are. They will also know who you want to be — and how to get you there. Meet our faculty.

    • There are more than 130 student organizations on campus, from Amnesty International to Fencing to Frisbee, Chem Club to Stand Up Comedy. See how easy it is to get involved.

    • True story: There are more than 27 art galleries, a dozen museums, and nine theatres within 25 miles of Carthage. Some highlights: The nationally recognized Racine Art Museum, the world-renowned Art Institute of Chicago, and the Milwaukee Art Museum. Learn more about our location.

    • What’s better than one professor? Two professors. What’s better than two professors? Two professors from totally different fields teaching a single class. There’s debate. Discussion. Differing perspectives. This is where the magic happens. That’s why every student takes a Carthage Symposium.

    • You can’t hide here — not with only 17 other students in the classroom with you. That’s going to be rough some mornings. But later, when you’re able to argue your point of view thoughtfully, express your opinions succinctly, and meet challenges head-on, without fear … Yep, you’ll thank us.

    • Carthage is ranked in the Top 5 in the country for student participation in short-term study abroad. Every J-Term, hundreds of students travel all over the world on faculty-led study tours. Imagine a month in Sweden, Rome, Cuba, Senegal, India, Japan …